Ohio’s newest SCUBA diving destination

Welcome To North Point Dive Quarry

(located at T.J. Evans Park) (click here for directions to North Point)

1500 Mt. Vernon Road, Newark, Ohio 43055

Created after years of digging for rock, gravel and sand, North Point Quarry was ultimately filled with water from natural underground springs, rain, snow melt, and the nearby north branch of the Licking River. North Point Quarry and the others located in the park have been stocked through the years with a variety of fish, and also includes many other creatures that have made the park their home, including a pair of Bald Eagles.

Here at North Point Quarry, we have stocked over 500 paddlefish for your viewing pleasure as you dive, and many of them have already grown to over 3-4′ in length. These unique fish are often seen by divers as they explore the 22 acre quarry. In addition to the paddlefish, we have stocked the quarry with over 150 albino catfish as an added attraction for divers.



Notice: Effective April 1st, 2021, INSTRUCTORS will now also be required to pay the $10.00 fee to dive at North Point Dive Quarry each visit, along with their students. Please understand that we are committed to keeping our fee as inexpensive as possible for all divers, compared to $20 and $30 daily fees at other locations around Ohio.

Each diver / snorkeler is required to fill out and sign a liability release form envelope completely and pay the $10.00 fee before entering the water. A drop box is conveniently located next to the changing rooms to insert the envelope with payment. Cash or personal checks will be accepted for payment. Please make checks out to: Newark Parks & Recreation Department. 

Snorkeling is permitted at North Point Quarry for those 10 years of age and older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult diver at all times. Each snorkeler is required to wear an approved buoyancy device at all times. No “free style” diving is permitted.

Please note that there are no air-fill, equipment rental or sales available on site.

Thank you,
Chuck Jackson (Captain Chuck) – North Point Dive Quarry Manager
(740) 983-4797 (24 hour cell phone number, call or text)

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