Morrison Springs

Morrison Springs
USA East


Site Review by
 Todd Yarbrough
Date: 06/07/2016


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Todd Yarbrough Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Durham Reef:    3.00
State:   North Carolina Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   19 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   10000 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.94
I started diving at Morrison Springs in the mid 90s. Upon my first visit to this site, I was struck by the beauty and feeling of time travelling that I got when the truck tires left pavement and we pulled down amongst the cypress trees to the edge of a glittering blue pool. My family and I spent the day diving and swimming there, and I believe the entry fee was 5.00 per carload paid at the quaint little air fill station at the top of the hill. Since that day, I have logged hundreds of dives in Morrison Springs, watching it change dramatically over the years. I remember when the dive center shut down, when the building was removed and when the county closed it to divers and swimmers to begin the process of revitalizing it. To see it now, with the pavilions and walkways, it looks nothing like the Morrison springs that I first dove, but the conveniences are well.... convenient. This is a perfect location for conducting entry level and refresher dives, and if you get there early, with the mist rising off the water and the old cypress trees surrounding you, with glimpses of what Morrison used to be, you can still get transported back in time just like I was all those years ago.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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