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Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving

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185 Park Ave, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-1763
+1 888-843-3483
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Great weekend of diving

Just completed another great weekend of diving at Bonne Terre Mine. The staff is outstanding and... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Steve C
Canal Winchester
via mobile
One of my favorite dive sites! Never disappoints!

Bonne Terre Mine is one of my favorite dive sites! On my most recent trip, I had an event to go to... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Charles B
Chicago, Illinois
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Bonne Terre Mine is an unique abandoned Mine. When the mine closed in 1962, the pumps wer turned off and it flooded. We maintain the lake level with pumps for the Boat/Walking Tours and the Scuba Dive Operation. All year long the temperature of the mine is 62 degrees. We are open 7 days per week until October 1. Tours start at 9:30 and go every hour on the half hur ie 9:30,10:30,11:30,12:30,1:30,2:30, and last tour at 3:30. Please arrive 30 mins prior to the tour you would like to take. No reservations necessary for groups smaller than 10.
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185 Park Ave, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-1763
+1 888-843-3483
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Just completed another great weekend of diving at Bonne Terre Mine. The staff is outstanding and even the owner was there to great the divers.If you want to dive at one of the most unique dive sites in the world you have give Bonne Terre...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Bonne Terre Mine is one of my favorite dive sites! On my most recent trip, I had an event to go to in St Louis, so I decided I'd make a weekend of it, stay in Bonne Terre, and get some diving in. I stayed...More

1  Thank Charles B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The B&B (associated with the dive operation) was a quaint location by looking at it but it had numerous deficiencies. The beds were like bricks and the pillows were hardly comfortable. The B&B was to place 4 packaged cinnamon rolls and 4 8oz juices in...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I went on a dive trip with my diving club and the majority of the dive staff of Huron Scuba of Ann Arbor, MI. We were there on a Saturday and Sunday in March 2017. This is just a must do for any scuba diver....More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Recently we traveled to visit Bonne Terre Mine after seeing the story on the History Channel. Such an amazing place that had been our bucket list. Besides doing the scuba, we also did the walking and water tour which added to the experience from an...More

Thank Cindy B
Doug G, Owner at Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

We are glad you enjoyed you time at The Mine at Bonne Terre

Reviewed 22 May 2017

1st of all, the mine is beautiful, there is no doubting that. Unfortunately, the diving seems to be a total cash grab and, frankly, unsafe. It's ridiculously crowded with huge groups going thru one after the other (just in my group, there were 17 of...More

1  Thank Amy Y
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The world's largest lead mine covering miles and miles under the city. I did 4 dives with the West End diving guides on a weekend. The guides were great and very knowledgeable with the history and trails in the mine. There are 67 steps then...More

Thank BenB_Michigan
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Want amazing experience. Staff was super and set our group up for wonderful dive. Our Tour Guide/Dive Master explained what we were about to experience as well as the safety guidelines. Once in the water, you almost need to take a pause to take it...More

Thank rockymountaindiver55
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Save your money, this place was over rated and a scam. I understand paying for diving but they tac on extra for weights, or you can bring your own weights and carry them down into the cave and back up each night. They say that...More

Thank Debiwinter
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Stoped in first to check it out on a Friday. Did the boat tour (super cool being in a boat underground) then came back the next day to do 3 dives. Amazing place, and can't wait to explore it more. Very good safety oriented staff.

Thank Dustin B
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DonandKarin W
6 July 2017|
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Response from deborahccardwell | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a diver (tremendous fear of water) but all the folks I saw had the full scuba gear. I was just down there for the boat ride (yep, I was a bit nervous but it was fine). Their website has a contact link so I'm sure... More
Theresa S
9 April 2017|
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Sorry, but I don't know, and suggest you call them direct.
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Response from BTM_Staff | Property representative |
One dollar off for AAA