Mermet Springs Scuba Diving Attractions

Boeing 727 Scuba Dive

Boeing 727 Airplane from the movie
"U.S. Marshals"

  • The 727's tail is at a depth of 15 feet and its nose is at a depth of 50 feet
  • Sunk into the quarry March 21, 1998
  • Located between the primary dock and the Boeing 727
  • The airplane is hallow from tail to cockpit and can penetrated at multiple points
  • The plane is 22 ton, 135 foot long x 14 foot in diamater and was sunk into the quarry using 1 barge, 2 cranes, 2 low-boys and 2 police escorts
  • Learn more and see videos about our 727 Aircraft here!
Train Box Car

Railroad Coal Car

  • Depth at 55 feet
  • Sunk into the quarry in 2005
  • Located between the primary dock and the Boeing 727
  • The railroad coal car was given to Mermet Springs after a derailment near the quarry. The railroad gave the damaged coal car to the quarry after it blocked the entrance way for several days.
  • Weight = 45,000 lbs
  • A large crane was used to lower the box-car into the water
Submarine

Submarine

  • Depth at 60 feet
  • Sunk into the quarry in 2006
  • Located at the north-west corner of the Train Box-car
  • A human-powered pedal submarine that was created as part of college competition. It sits unmanned waiting for explorers to find it
  • Was pushed off the primary dock and lowered into place
Shark

"Bruce" the Shark

  • Depth at 8 feet
  • Sunk into the quarry in 2004
  • Located between the motorcycle and the Petting Zoo


Pickup Truck

Ford Pickup Truck

  • Depth at 60 feet
  • Sunk into the quarry in 2007
  • Located near the 65 foot platform
  • Truck was pushed into the quarry by a front-end loader
Cherokee 150 Airplane

Cherokee 150 Aircraft



Cessna 152 Airplane

Cessna 152 Aircraft

  • Depth at 40 feet
  • Sunk into the quarry in 2002
  • Located near Cabin Cruiser Boat
  • The plane was pushed into the quarry from the swimming beach
Ambulance

Ambulance

  • Depth at 45 feet
  • Sunk into the quarry in 2004
  • Located near Boeing 727 Aircraft
  • The ambulance was rolled into the quarry


Firetruck

  • Depth at 50 feet
  • Sunk into the quarry in 2008
  • Located near Boeing 727 Aircraft and Train Box-car
  • Donated by Quincy fire department
  • The fire truck was purchased from the Quincy fire department and driven to the quarry
  • After a complete cleaning and removal of engine parts and oil it was placed in the quarry


Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo

  • A menagerie of underwater critters including a skunk and a lion.
  • Depth at 12 feet
  • Sunk into the quarry 1998
  • Located near Swim Beach
Cabin Cruiser Boat

Cabin Cruiser Boat

  • Depth at 40 feet
  • Added in 1998
  • Located between petting zoo and semi-truck
  • There is an underwater spring in this area. Wear your hood and gloves!
Semi-Truck

Semi-Truck International

  • Depth at 30 feet
  • Added in 1998
  • Located near the Boeing 727's tail
  • Donated by Steve Weems of Mt. Vernon


Motorcycle

Motorcycle

  • Depth at 12 feet
  • Added in 1998
  • Located on the platform in front of the bus
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Water Conditions

  • Surface: 48°F | 25'-40' Visibility
  • 15 Foot: 49°F | 25'-40' Visibility
  • 20 Foot Platform: 50°F | 25'-40' Visibility
  • 45 Foot: 45°F | 30'-40' Visibility
  • 85 Foot Platform: 43°F | 30'-40' Visibility
  • Bottom: 42°F | 30'-40' Visibility

December 20, 2014