Wreck Diving Course at Mermet Springs

April 20-22, 20181967 boeing 727 100

Mermet Springs, located in Southern Illinois, is a 8.5 acre lake hosting a variety of sunken artifacts including a 727 airplane fuselage. We'll be using the 727 as our wreck to survey and penetrate. Your instructor, Phil Tobin, will greet you on Saturday morning at 8am at the Quarry (it's recommended that you drive down the night before) to begin the course. The two day course will include 4 wreck dives and PADI certification upon completion.

Equipment you'll need:

Regulator and alternate air source, BCD, SPG and computer, tanks, weights, wetsuit, hood and gloves, mask, snorkel, fins and boots, pony bottle, mounting hardware, 2nd regulator with SPG, 2-150' line reels, 2 flashlights 

Because of the additional risk involved with an overhead environment we will not allow students to use rental equipment. You must be familiar with your equipment. 

Course Fees: $180.00

Course materials: $64.95

Register for this course by calling 815-479-0996. The course is limited to 4 students so call today!

Accommodations in the area:

Holiday Inn Express, I-24 & US 45 Exit 37, Metropolis, IL 62920

Super 8, US 45 Exit, Metropolis, IL 62920

Travelodge, US 45 Exit, Metropolis, IL 62920

Quality Inn and Suites, US 45 Exit, Metropolis, IL 62920

Baymont Inn and Suites, 203 East Front Street, Metropolis, IL 62960 US