Hello fellow pirates and divers,
The 2018 dive season is over, and thanks to each of you, we had a very successful year here at North Point Dive Quarry. As many of you know, the paddlefish are continuing to grow, with many of them already 3 1/2′ to 4′ long. Over 500 paddlefish were introduced to North Point 6 years ago, and they are a very popular attraction for divers who encounter them while exploring the depths of the quarry.
At this time North Point Dive Quarry is closed to all visitors and will re-open on March 1st as we kick-off the 2019 dive season. We would like to encourage all divers to take the time to visit “Ohio’s Newest Dive Quarry” and see our underwater attractions. Over 30 boats including a 35′ houseboat, a stage coach, a pirate’s treasure chest, a haunted insane asylum van that includes skeletons, and even an 11′ tall alien bug can be found below the surface.
We here at North Point Dive Quarry wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Greetings to all of my fellow pirates and divers,
What a fun season this year at North Point Dive Quarry. Thanks to all of the divers, instructors and water rescue teams that dove and trained throughout the year. A special thanks to Sid, Jon, and Sara for all of their volunteer work at the Quarry.
With the dive season starting to wind down, and the weather turning cooler, there are still a couple of months left for divers to visit and enjoy the Quarry. There are plenty of migrating birds and waterfowl to observe, and our resident bald eagles and deer can be spotted almost daily. The Paddlefish are getting huge, and many more divers are seeing them each time they dive.
The Quarry will close for the season beginning December 31st, and will re-open March 1st to begin the 2019 dive season. Again, we would like to thank everyone for helping make 2018 a successful year here at North Point.
Greetings Fellow Divers & Pirates,
It has been a pretty good spring and summer dive season so far here at North Point Dive Quarry with lots of students doing their open water dives here. A special thanks to all of the dive instructors that utilize our facility to get their students certified.
Also, a special thank you to North Point Dive Quarry regulars Jon and Sid for always taking on work projects at the Quarry and providing informational updates for water temps and visibility.
With the 4th of July holiday over, many more divers will be marking their calendars for places to visit, and we encourage everyone to come and visit “Ohio’s Newest Dive Quarry” and experience diving with the paddlefish and catfish.
Greetings fellow divers,
Well, here it is the first day of March, and we have already had our first divers of the season enter the water here at North Point Dive Quarry. Dave from Medina and John from Parma Heights made their first trip to experience our facility on February 24th.
For those of you who will be diving at the quarry this spring, we have a contest in place to see who can retrieve a fin that was lost right at the end of the dive platform in about 20′ of water. Whoever recovers the fin will be rewarded with a $25 gift card from a local restaurant here in Newark. This will be a great opportunity to test your scavenger skills, so let the game begin. Anyone finding the fin, simply call my cell phone (740) 983-4797 to turn the item in and collect your reward. Good luck to all who participate!!!
Also, don’t forget to tell all of your diving friends about North Point, “Ohio’s Newest Dive Quarry”.
Greetings fellow divers and friends,
With Christmas just around the corner, it is a good time to wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season. We here at North Point Dive Quarry hope that this wonderful time of year will find each of you spending time with loved ones and sharing the true meaning of Christmas.
Even though cold weather has finally made it’s way to Central Ohio, North Point will be open throughout the winter months for those who enjoy the feeling of diving in brisk, cold, clear water. What better way to celebrate the holidays than swimming with the paddlefish at North Point Quarry.
The area surrounding the quarry has been very active also, with several deer, coyote, fox, ducks and even our two resident bald eagles being seen daily as we work at the dive area.
For those who may be planning to dive North Point over the winter, simply call me at (740) 983-4797 at least 24 hours prior to your arrival so that we can update you on water and air temperatures and conditions.
Again, Merry Christmas to all.
Hello Pirates and Divers,
The season has been great for diving at North Point this year, and many divers have taken advantage of the warm water and good visibility. Recently, I met a wonderful couple, Wendell & Charle Crain as they visited North Point for the first time. They were pretty excited about the Quarry, and have made plans to return often.
Also, as an update on the nature side of things, the eagles have been hanging out around the quarry daily, and the paddlefish are now averaging 3′-4′ long and are being spotted by divers on a regular basis. We even have a couple of Great Blue Herons making their home here at the Quarry, and it is always fun to watch them as they wait to catch an unsuspecting fish.
Don’t forget, if you have not had the chance to dive here at North Point so far this season, there is still lots of time to dive before the winter cold sets in at the end of the year.
Take care, and safe diving for all,
Greetings fellow Pirates,
This is the weekend that officially kicks off scuba diving season here in Central Ohio. We would like to wish everyone a safe and fun-filled holiday weekend, and please take time to remember the importance of what Memorial Day represents. To all veterans, both men and women who have served or are serving our great Country at this time, please accept our heartfelt thank you from all of us here at North Point Dive Quarry and the Newark Parks & Recreation Department.
For all scuba divers planning their dive season trips throughout Ohio, please be sure to put North Point Dive Quarry on your list of places to dive this summer. Remember, we are Ohio’s newest dive facility, and have the best daily rate in the State. In addition, there are several great restaurants to visit while you are here, as well as a great local dive shop, Discover Diving located at 610 W. Church Street, only 3 miles from North Point Dive Quarry.
Look forward to seeing each of you this summer,
Greetings all Divers and Pirates,
Well, Memorial Day is almost here, and the diving season has begun. As always, we try to provide information that may be of interest of each of you as you visit, or plan to visit North Point Dive Quarry. Often, we are asked about restaurants nearby where divers can go either between dives or after a full day of diving.
We are pleased to be able to recommend Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant as a great choice for food and/or adult beverages. The management and staff are the most friendly and professional people you will ever encounter, and the quality of the food is incredible. Once you visit them, you will want to make them a regular stop whenever you are in the area for whatever reason. In addition, the restaurant is only a 4 minute drive from the Quarry, and has become a destination of choice by many divers.
If you should happen to patronize Puerto Vallarta, be sure to let them know that you received information for them from the North Point Dive Quarry Website.
Thanks as always,
Hello Pirates & Divers,
Winter is officially over, and spring is starting to take hold at North Point Dive Quarry. The flowers are blooming, and the trees are starting to get buds on them. At this time, we are in the process of getting the quarry ready for opening day, sinking more boats, and doing some spring cleaning in anticipation of the arrival of divers as the water temps start to rise.
For those of you who enjoy checking our streaming webcam from time to time, we are still seeking 3 or 4 sponsors to help fund the camera so we can keep it running year round. Any business or individual interested in becoming a sponsor, the cost is only $250 for a 5 year sponsorship. Now that is an amazing bargain. For more information, you can contact our department at (740) 670-7782 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, don’t forget that June 24th is our annual Water Rescue Dive Team Appreciation Day. We would like to encourage all Dive Team entities to spend the day at North Point Dive Quarry as our guest to dive, train, or just relax and enjoy the day. Team members will also be provided with a free lunch. Please contact our department for more information.
Greetings Pirates & Divers,
Having just returned from an 8-day cruise to the ABC Islands, I thought it would be an ideal time to share some thoughts with everyone. Even though we did not dive on the trip, we did get to snorkle in some incredible waters right off the beaches in each location. It was an amazing experience, getting to view thousands of beautiful and unique fish, and even a water snake and an octopus up close.The beaches themselves were beautiful, and with 84 degree water temperatures and 75′ visibility, were perfect for all of us to enjoy.
In addition, we met some very nice people during our cruise who have become great friends. A couple of new friends, John & Leslie Ebinger even enlisted Cindy to go horseback riding in Aruba. All in all, it was an awesome adventure full of snorkleing, reading, relaxing, exploring and indulging in the finer pleasures of rum and tequila.
The thing you soon realize about these Islands is that once you visit, you can’t wait to visit them again. Our friends Jan & Don Slee of local dive shop Discover Diving told us these Islands were paradise, and they were right.