Greetings fellow divers,
The Dog Days of August have begun, and here at North Point Dive Quarry it has already been a busy week. Jan and Don Slee of Discover Diving brought several students to do their open water dives, and everyone of them completed their dives, and are now Certified Open Water Divers…congratulations to each of them.
Also, Bob Bolds an instructor from Columbus Scuba brought student Rachel Shelly to the quarry yesterday to complete her open water dives, and she is now a Certified Open Water Diver also…congratuations to Rachel. It was really nice meeting and talking to both Bob and Rachel as well as her family while they were here, and look forward to seeing them at North Point again in the near future.
Hello Pirates and Divers,
It has been a great summer so far here at North Point Quarry. For those of you that visit and follow our website, you know that we have installed a streaming webcam so that you may view the quarry 24 hours a day. As we have posted before, thanks to AlphaLink Technologies, The Energy Cooperative and The City of Newark Administration, we were able to get the project up and running. We are now in the process of seeking additional sponsors to help pay for the cost of the camera that has been on loan to us from AlphaLink. If any of you have a business or know of a business that may have an interest in being a sponsor, please have them contact us. The sponsorship is only $300, and is good for 6 years.
The phone number at our Parks & Recreation Department is (740) 670-7782.
As always, stay wet and be safe.
Hello fellow pirates and divers,
This past weekend was another busy one here at North Point Quarry. Among those diving were first time visitors Dimitar Dokin and Walt Hackett from New Castle, PA. It was great getting to know them and talking about their experiences diving all over the world. Both men had a fun time exploring the quarry, and we look forward to having them visit again soon,
Greetings fellow pirates and divers,
This past weekend was a great weekend to be at the quarry. Visibility was awesome, and the water temperatures made for perfect diving and snorkeling. Several divers were able to see the paddlefish swim past them as they explored the shipwrecks and other sunken items located throughout the quarry.
A few divers were at North Point for the first time, and it was nice to get to take a few minutes to chat with them as well as several divers that visit on a regular basis. The eagles were spotted flying overhead, and a couple of baby deer were seen playing in the grass on the back side of the quarry.
Thanks to Brad, Austin, Dave, Jay, Sid,Clay, Ryan, Kyle, Kendra, Harold, Jon, Brett, Jessica, Aaron, Mark, Roxanna, Alison and several other divers for taking the time to visit North Point.
Hello Pirates and divers,
We are excited to announce that there is a new restaurant located just a few hundred yards south of North Point Quarry. The Los Cazaguates Mexican Restaurant has incredible food at very affordable prices, and Manager Sabina Torres and the entire staff strive to make sure that everyone enjoys thier time at the restaurant.
With a lunch buffett and a wide selection of great Mexican food, this is a perfect place to go and relax between dives, or simply visit after a fun day of diving at the quarry. They also have a daily lunch buffett that can’t be beat.
Please take time to visit the restaurant whenever you can, and let’s all support a local business in the process.
For more information, call them at: (740) 366-0066.
See you in the water,
Greetings fellow divers and pirates,
The weather this past weekend was windy and cold, but that did not stop two of our regular visitors from diving at North Point on Sunday. Jon and Sid are both from the Columbus area, and have been frequent visitors since we opened 4 seasons ago. It was great to visit with them after their dives, and catch up on all of their underwater adventures. Not only did they brave cold and windy conditions, but they actually were standing around eating ice cream after they finished diving for the day. It goes without saying that these two are either a little crazy, or totally dedicated divers, or both. In any event, it is always good to see them here at North Point.
Hello fellow Pirates and Divers,
We are excited to announce that members of the Boone County Kentucky Water Search & Rescue Dive Team will be visiting North Point Dive Quarry. Their plan is to attend our Dive Team Appreciation Day on June 18th, or if they can not make it that day, they will try to schedule the next weekend to visit.
As many of you already know, this will be our 2nd annual
Dive Team Appreciation Day. Again this year, we will be providing free lunch and beverages to all Dive Team Members that attend the event.
If you are a Water Rescue Team Diver or know of any Dive Teams, please contact us at (740) 670-7782 for more information or to registar for the event.
Hello Divers and Pirates,
We are excited to announce that yesterday, February 21st, our website reached 300,000 hits.
It all started in November, 2011 with phone calls to my son Chuck Jackson III who lives in North Carolina, and his uncle Darrell Burgoon who lives here in Ohio, asking them to design and build a website to help us promote a new scuba diving facility that the Newark Parks Department was in the process of creating with the help of local dive shop Discover Diving and dozens of volunteers. The two of them being the computer guru’s that they are, were able to work together by phone and internet to create an amazing website virtually overnight.
As we look forward to reaching more milestones in the future, we would like to again say thank you to these two young men for all of their efforts and hardwork in creating a first-class website for “Ohio’s Newest Dive Quarry”.
With winter officially here, now is a good time to inform everyone of a couple of dates that we have added to our calendar for the upcoming dive season. North Point Dive Quarry will open to divers on Saturday, April 2nd, and will be open 7 days a week 8am-dusk.
Also, our 2nd annual Water Search, Rescue & Recovery Dive Team Appreciaton Day will be held on Saturday, June 18th from 8am-6pm. We would like to extend this invitation to Dive Teams from all over Ohio and surrounding States. All Dive Team Members participating will be provided with a free lunch. Any Dive Team Members needing more information, please contact us at (740)670-7782 (office) or (740) 983-4797 (cell). Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all of our facebook friends we hope you will share this information with any Dive Teams in your area, and be sure to check out our website at: www.northpointquarry.com.
Hello Pirates and Divers,
We had a great year at North Point Dive Quarry in 2015, and are looking for an even better year in 2016.
During the year we had the opportunity to meet and make friends with divers from all over Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and New York. The paddlefish are starting to grow at a very nice rate, and as of now many of them are 3′ to 3 1/2′ long. For those of you who have never seen a paddlefish up close and live, just check out the internet, as there is plenty of information and some very nice videos that will educate you about these amazing fish.
Once again it is New Year’s Eve, and I would like to take the time to wish everyone a safe and wonderful “Happy New Year”, and look forward to seeing many of you at the quarry in the spring. Don’t forget that even though North Point is closed for the season, anyone wishing to dive during the winter months can call me at least 24 hours in advance, and we will make sure the site is unlocked and available to dive and explore.
Happy New Year to each of you!!!