Bonne Terre Mines, Bonne Terre

Bonne Terre Mines, Bonne Terre


Site Review by
Date: 12/16/2006


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  UWdigger Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Denver Reef:    3.00
State:   CO Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.96
I thought the site was fantastic. Vis was great (but limited to the lighted areas and the extent of your flashlight). The history on this place is fascinating, and, if you pay enough attention, you can really visualize the work it took for this enormous operation while diving. Pros: for beginner to advanced, something for everyone to see; it's completely guided so no worrying about getting lost or pre-planning routes; not diving? No problem, there are other things to do there and in town for the unfortunate non-divers; visibility is spectacular; history is phenomenal; safety is not overlooked (there were safety divers everywhere plus a safety kayak following the tour) most of what we saw was highly photogenic so for those photographers, the lighting proves a very dramatic and incredible scene; and there are many different tours so if you keep going back there, there's much more to see. Cons: for those who don't like guided tours, either get used to it or go to a different site; for those who don't like cold water diving, cowboy up or go back to the Caribbean you sissies; for those who get a little spooked by dark places or somewhat tight places, maybe talk to a DM there ahead of time for your options. Seriously, there's so much to see there, unexploded dynamite sticks still lying in boxes, drills still stuck in the wall, ore carts, etc, just don't forget this is a historic site. Also do NOT forget your dive log if you're wanting to return for more diving. Happy Diving! K    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2006
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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