Greetings fellow Pirates and Divers,
First we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to visit and dive North Point Dive Quarry this year. It was a great season with a record number of divers participating in 2016. With that said, there are still plenty of diving opportunities left before the end of the year, so be sure to make plans to visit the Quarry and enjoy the beautiful colors of Autumn.
The bald eagles have been making a daily appearance, and also, a rare and beautiful black squirrel has decided to take up residence here at North Point. In addition, this is the time of year when many varieties of migrating birds can be seen spending a few days or weeks resting and enjoying the park on their way south for the winter.
As always, we look forward to seeing everyone at North Point.
Hello Pirates and Divers,
This past weekend was a very busy time for North Point Dive Quarry. Over 50 divers spent both days taking advantage of perfect diving weather. Local dive shop Discover Diving had several students doing their open water certification training at the quarry and afterwards enjoyed a huge picnic at one of the picnic shelters located at the dive site.
Because of the great feature story that Dive Training Magazine did on North Point recently, we are getting phone calls and emails from divers all over the United States interested in visiting and diving “Ohio’s Newest Dive Quarry” this season.
Hello fellow Divers & Pirates,
Last year Dive Training Magazine visited North Point to do a feature story about “Ohio’s Newest Dive Quarry”. The July/August issue is now out, and has been circulated all over the world. The article they wrote about North Point Quarry is great, and we have already started receiving phone calls and emails from all over the Midwest regarding divers wanting to visit and dive at the quarry.
Dive Training Magazine is the ultimate source of information for all divers, and it is a huge honor to again be selected as a featured story in the magazine. We were featured in the magazine 4 years ago when we first opened, and since then have made several additions to the Dive Quarry.
Dive Training Magazine is a free publication, so be sure to stop by any dive shop and pick up a copy while they last. You do not need to be a diver to get a copy, but you may end up wanting to take lessons after visiting a dive shop in your area.
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.