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Gilboa Quarry

3763 Old St. Rt. 224, Ottawa, OH 45875
+1 419-456-3300
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Great place to scuba dive in the Midwest

I've been to Gilboa Quarry a number of times and the water is normally very clear. Was a bit less... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim S
Indianapolis, Indiana
Scuba checkout divrs

Nice and quiet day. We were only group here. Nice set up Plenty to see. Mike's fish are... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Donna G
via mobile
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3763 Old St. Rt. 224, Ottawa, OH 45875
+1 419-456-3300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Gilboa Quarry a number of times and the water is normally very clear. Was a bit less so this time, but there were many open water classes there. Even so, it was miles ahead of most other places, since the training platforms...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Nice and quiet day. We were only group here. Nice set up Plenty to see. Mike's fish are everywhere. Water temp low 50s above thermocline. About 30 foot visibility. Had a great time and will be back.

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The last two Dives that I was at Gilboa Quarry, the owner, Mike provided wonderful customer service. One time the only ones were just me & my dive buddy. Mike made a special trip to open up the Quarry & sign us in. This was...More

Thank hazmat_one
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just finished three days of diving (11 dives in total ) at Gilboa. My first time there but I'd love to return. I've never seen such a large number of interesting underwater attractions in a relatively small (about 14 acre) area. They have a sunken...More

1  Thank HolidayRoy
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This rock quarry is 140' deep and crystal clear with a lot of fish who love to be fed. Excellent facility to train in or just leisure dive with a lot of things to explore on the floor. Choose your depth and have a great...More

Thank jimb0b12
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We drove down from Ontario to Gilboa to get our Open Water dives in - definitely a really cool experience! They've got plenty of stuff underwater for you to check out - cars, trucks, a bus, planes etc - and the fish will swim close...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 28 September 2016

They have lots of wood benches for getting ready to dive. They offer fish food for the fish which are fun to feed. They also offer a deep side for technical dive training. They have air and nitrox on site to fill tanks

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This site is well set-up for divers with no close access to the ocean. The location offers camping, snacks, and air fills to keep any happy diver close to the water. Water temperatures can heat up quite well (> 75) in the summer, but they...More

Thank krondor100
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great diving! Was impressed with the facility. Clean, beautiful scenery, plentiful fish, lots of visuals under water.

Thank jetboyb747
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This was an excellent way to get SSI Scuba Diving Certificate thru The Dive Shop in Flint,MI. Great dive shop and the quarry was a wonderful spot for my 12 year old granddaughter and 4 additional divers. The bus, motorcycle, swim thru tires and incredible...More

Thank Engaged2016
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I was there as an DM assistant for an open water PADI cert class .... Why is this guy so rude (on both days)? I felt horrible after I left and went home after diving on 6/27/2015 & 6/28/2015 being mistreated so. The office area & the "Bath House" (or so the sign said) were both filthy, leaking water, the stairs to the diving platforms were slick as ice (why aren't there any non-skid pads on the steps from the parking lot) and the language the Gilboa Staff was the same (filthy) with the use of F**** word directed toward the divers. I felt that I was not welcome there even after paying $60 cash. The management needs to find something else more gentler like being security guards at a maximum security prison ....
29 June 2015|
Response from Dthm03 | Reviewed this property |
The local dive shop told me after my visit that they are no longer taking students there. They are exclusively using White Star now. That makes me feel a little better, but not really.