Scuba

Scuba Diving and Other Exciting Water Activities

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We Are Honored To Be Your Host

Here in beautiful Brunswick County Virginia is where you will find one of the cleanest and clearest quarries in the mid-Atlantic region. Because of the waters quality and the picturesque location in the small town of Rawlings, Lake Phoenix is a multipurpose site that provides opportunities to swim, snorkel, kayak, and scuba dive.

There are numerous roofed pavilions where divers can don and doff their gear.

Besides the Water Activities Available

Visitors can fully enjoy camping with a fire, RV sites with electric ( 50/30 amp) and water with a dump station on the way out.. Annual and monthly spots are available for RV's. We have a cottage to rent that sleeps eight. Picnic areas, kayak, paddle boat, volleyball court, and more.

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For Visitors Who Simply Want to Enjoy Nature and "Get Away from it All"

The surrounding environment provides ample opportunities to rest and relax. Nature lovers may see an abundance of wildlife including beaver, turtles, deer, a wide variety of bird species and squirrels. Look close enough, you may see a Velvet “cow killer” ant!

The Water of the Lake (Quarry)

Is supplied by an active aquifer and offers a spectacular underwater world with outstanding visibility, filled with colorful and friendly fish (bluegill and bass that we consider our pets; no fishing allowed), turtles, and crawfish. There are also amazing granite walls and underwater rock formations that will take your breath away. Lake surface temperatures during the summer can exceed 80 degrees (f).

There are distinct thermoclines that stay around 44-58 degrees (f), making wetsuits and drysuits necessary for divers who like exploring the deeper areas. Winter water temperatures can get below 50 degrees (f).

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Numerous Large Objects

Have been submerged in the quarry (a plane, helicopter, several vans, buses, boats and so on,,,.), giving divers interesting things to see and explore. There is a large posted dive map near the docks that will help orient you as you plan your dive to visit those attractions.

Groups and Families Alike

Will appreciate and fully enjoy our facility, making a visit to Lake Phoenix a perfect Virginia get-away and/or vacation spot!

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