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Bonne Terre Mine Diving

Listed under Diving in Missouri, United States.

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This is an inland dive site in an abandoned nickel mine flooded by a rising water table. You can dive in dark but fairly clear waters amongst abandoned trucks and ore crushing machines.

Another similar inland site in Missouri is Take Rock Lake, a submerged town once flooded to create a lake.

Written by  Colin McClune.

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Bonne Terre Mine

When the Bonne Terre Mine closed in 1962, laborers were told to drop their equipment and leave the cave. The mine flooded and left a large portion of those artifacts completely covered in water. Today, visitors are invited to come and tour this spooky sunken marvel.

There are two components of this attraction: tours and diving. Divers from all over the world come here to explore the underwater ghost town perfectly preserved under the depths of the mine. Those interested can earn their diving certification in only two weeks by taking one Saturday class in nearby St. Louis and another in Bonne Terre. For visitors who are somewhat less courageous, walking and boat tours are available and pack quite the punch.

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