07/24/2020 - 07/26/2020
Bonne Terre Mine
Where we are diving
Bonne Terre Mine is one of the top 10 adventures in the Midwest. When the world’s largest lead mine, was all mined out, the pumps were turned off and the water trickled in to fill the void. The dive deck hovers on the surface of the water, 150 ft from the terra firma. Underwater pillars, shafts, archways, walls, and ceiling stretch for miles in all directions creating a mesmerizing maze. There are more than 50 planned trails open to the public. You will be greeted with electric blue water which is the result of 500,000 wats of high-power stadium lighting.
Where we are staying
The Bonne Terre Depot, which is located 2 blocks from the mine, features a Bed and Breakfast that has 4 guest rooms and 2 detached train car suites. The national historic depot was constructed in 1909 by St. Joseph Lead as the hallmark of the MR&BT railroad.
The Depot provides coffee, rolls, and juice in the mornings and WIFI for all guests.
- All locations: $475
Deposit and payments
- Full payment due July 1, 2020
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- Night and Limited Visibility
- Perfect Buoyancy
- 7mm wetsuit
Know before you go
There are more than 50 planned trails open to the public and the experience is accessible to most divers. Every group of divers is assigned a guide and a safety diver and the divers dive the trails in a preset sequence. The dives become more advanced with additional swim-throughs and archways to navigate as the numbers get larger.
Dives are conducted in groups of up to 12 divers. Average Length of dives is 35-45 minutes, Average Depth 40-60 feet. Water Temperature 60°F Year-Round (No Thermocline). The air temperature is 65 degrees Year-Round. Visibility is 100+ feet Year-Round. NO LIGHTS OR KNIVES ALLOWED IN MINE.
New Divers to the mine are required to dive Trails 1 and 2 before any other. Logbook verification required for trails beyond number one. So, if you’ve dove here before don’t forget your logbook! Cameras are permitted after completion of Trail 1. Please arrive at the dive shop at least half an hour prior to dive time.