posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 02:51 PM
I just joined ATS after reading the Dawsonville, GA thread
, how fascinating indeed!
I'm an avid cave diver and am interested in exploring underwater man-made overhead structures.
The Dawsonville site sounds intriguing though I certainly have no interest in exploring around radiation. I read through the complete referenced ATS
link and there are some fascinating history, pics, old and recent videos. I did not find any indication of folks actually diving inside although a few
posts alluded to "friend of a friend" heresay.
I'd be curious of any other abandoned man-made underwater overhead exploration areas that others know of. My wife and I just recently revisited
True Blue Quarry
in West Rutland, VT on 05 July 2010. This
site is an old marble quarry which features an open water quarry with several old cars and it has a number of large mine shafts for cave diving. We
first dove it in October 2008 as part of a weekend Vermont folliage diving trip. An
from our previous trip report (including pictures), "We checked out the quarry
area above ground for quite a while as we eventually found the airshaft opening. We were the only folks around and sadly it is apparent that this area
has become a local dumping ground. Regardless of this, the beauty of the quarry shone through. We entered and exited on the wooden ladder into the
opening of the airshaft into the mine tunnel. The water was 43 F at surface but at a depth of 20' it dropped to 41 F where it remained throughout.
The tunnel opening began at 90' as we immediately found a gold line going into the tunnel and maintained a depth of 100' throughout. We followed the
line into the tunnel for a 350' penetration. The tunnel is wide as the walls and ceiling are sharply cut marble. There are a number of old mining
equipment including some wooden rail tracks, a shovel and various rusted debris along the bottom. The visibility was 50' or better! We turned after
14 minutes as our total dive was 35 minutes which included 8 minutes for stops."
Might other folks also enjoy exploring underwater man-made overhead structures?