Earlier this month, the dive shop had a group of 28 people who made the drive to Mermet Springs, IL, for the September dive trip. If you’ve never been to Mermet Springs and you can swing the trip, I highly recommend that you take the opportunity at least once. Grady & Deb work extremely hard with the group from Mermet Springs to make our trip successful.
The whole point of our trip was to head to Mermet Springs, IL, to go scuba diving. What’s so special about Mermet Springs you ask? Have you ever seen the movie U. S. Marshalls with Tommy Lee Jones? Well the 727 airplane that they are flying on in the first 15 minutes of the movie… has been purchased by Mermet Springs and now sits in the quarry. Oh… and you can dive it! Along with many other treasures.
As you first enter, you drive straight into the sight. You keep to the right which will bring you up the building. You’ll have to check in with them and they’ll take your C-card and keep them the whole weekend while you’re there. Don’t worry, Grady gets them back at the end of the weekend for us . If by chance you’re using this to get your open water certification, you’ll need to check in with your instructor.
Mermet Springs has quite the set up. They can refill your tanks in about 5-10 minutes; you drop them off and pick them up in their air refilling area. Tank refills are $7 per refill.