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ABOUT OUR LOCAL SITES

Pepper's Ferry 

Hard to get more local than this site.  About 45 minutes from the store.  Good entrance, seperate parking area, lots of fish in the water.  One of our favorite spots for training.  No facilities onsite but lots within 2 miles.

  • From I-81 go to exit 118B.
  • Go on 460 toward Blacksburg.
  • Take the Pepper's Ferry Road exit and go right.
  • Continue past the Radford Arsenal (it is on right with big missle out front).
  • Continue down hill and across bridge.  You will be on the newest bridge.
  • Make a U-Turn at the first opportunity after crossing the bridge.  You will be heading back toward the river.
  • IMMEDIATELY before getting on the bridge turn right onto t dirt road that goes down under the bridge.
  • You're there.  Be carful pulling across the gravel to get under the bridge .

 

Lake Phoenix 

Commercial dive site.  About 3 hours from the store.  Good amenities, lots of stuff has been put in the water (helicopter, airplane, sailboat, cars, etc.).  Another favorite spot for us.

  • Take 460 east past Lynchburg, Appomattox, and Crew, Va.
  • Just after Crew take the first exit for Blackstone (approx 135 miles from the store), turn right at end of off ramp. Go to dead end.
  • At dead end turn left. Pass through downtown Blackstone.
  • Just after Hardee's (on left) turn right onto route 40 (before McDonald's on left)
  • Follow route 40 to US 1 ( about 18 miles) and turn right onto US 1
  • Go about 4 miles, passing the Nottoway Inn on left.
  • About 3/4 miles after Nottoway Inn trun right onto Rawlingjs Road (look for sign for Lake Phoenix)
  • About 1 1/2 miles down Rawlings road turn right onto Quarry Lane (look for Lake Phoenix sign)
  • Follow dirt road back to Lake Phoenix check-in

 

Summersville Lake

Corps Of Engineers lake near Beckley, WV.  About 2 1/2 hours from store.  Really easy entrance that slopes down a roadbed.  Lots of fish and a few structures.  Easy to deeper dives

  • From exit 48 on I-77/I-64 go north on US 19 out of Beckley, WV. approx 35 miles
  • Turn left (west) onto Rt 129.
  • Go past the Long Poing Overlook
  • Cross the dam
  • Go to park area on right.
  • Take second entrance and follow dirt road down to water.

 Approx Latitude: 38.222755 Longitude: -80.896891

 

Bluestone Quarry 

Commercial dive facility about 2 1/2 hours from the store.  Another site with lots of toys in and above the water.  Good amenities including a tram to carry you and your gear to the dive sites.

  • Go south from Roanoke on 220. Follow past Martinsville into NC.
  • At radio tower 220 and 68 split. Continue on 68 toward Piedmont Triad International Airport.
  • Go past airport to I-40 and go east.
  • Take I-85 south to exit 103 (High Point NC)
  • Turn left at bottom of exit ramp onto Rt 109
  • Go to Mount Zion Church Road and turn right.
  • Go to end of road and turn Left.
  • Entrance to Bluestone Quarry is about 1/4 mile on left.
   

Fantasy Lake Scuba Park 

Commercial dive site with old cars, busses, rock crusher, (fake) graveyard and more in the water.  No airfills were available last time we were there.  Limited amenities on site

  • From Raleigh take 401 North ( Louisburg Road ) to Rolesville. 
  • Turn right on E. Young Street (turns into Rolesville Road )
  • Take E. Young Street past Century Farm Road to Quarry Road (Approx 1 mile.)
  • Turn left on Quarry Road . Fantasy Lake Scuba Park is located 1.2 miles on your left