Welcome to Loch Low‑Minn!

We are a scuba diving resort in Athens, TN that is based around a ten acre quarry lake.
Our crystal clear waters are home to the ancient and extraordinary paddlefish, among other aquatic wildlife.

We are a scuba diving resort in Athens, TN that is based around a crystal clear, ten acre quarry lake.

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Loch Low‑Minn

Since coming under new management in the summer of 2014, we have been hard at work improving both our on-site and online amenities.

This website is your primary source for the latest available information about Loch Low‑Minn's events, attractions, and policies.

If you're new to the resort, we suggest that you start with our information page. From there, you will be able to explore the various attractions and amenities that we have to offer, meet our staff, discover the history of the resort, and learn about the fascinating paddlefish. You can also find our latest price list, familiarize yourself with our rules, and download the required waivers. If you need help finding the resort or want to see what the latest weather forecast is like, head over to our location page. To see photos and videos of the resort in action, you'll want to see the media page. Finally, to catch up on the latest announcements, you can visit our news archive or follow us on Facebook.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions or feedback.
We are always happy to hear from our fellow divers, and we constantly strive to make your diving experience at Loch Low‑Minn as enjoyable as possible.

Latest News


COVID-19 Updates

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, we here at Loch Low-Minn are doing everything we can to keep our guests and employees safe while continuing to meet everyone's diving needs to the best of our abilities. Since opening in May and operating within the guidelines set by the state of Tennessee on outdoor activities and open-air facilities, we are happy to share that we have had zero reports of any illnesses or accidents. With this in mind, we are adjusting our temporary pandemic rules as follows:

  • We are rescinding "by appointment only" restrictions and returning to the normal hours of operation 9am - 6 pm (Doors close at 4pm). We still encourage larger groups of four or more, including dive school classes, to call ahead and let us know the number of people attending, so that we can reserve tables.
  • First time guests must download, print, and fill out all applicable forms and waivers ahead of time and provide them during sign-in.
  • We still have a limit on non-diving companions in order to reduce group size and risk. Only parents of minors will be allowed to supervise.
  • Office restroom are reserved for Loch Low-Minn staff only. Guests should use portable toilets available at the diving area.
  • We will once again offer rentals of wetsuits, BCDs, gloves, hoods, boots, masks, and fins, as well as tanks and weights. We will thoroughly disinfect the equipment before renting it out. We will also continue offering air and Nitrox fills for personal tanks. However, due to health concerns, we will not offer rentals of any snorkels or regulators at this time.

We continue to encourage our guests to respect the health and wellness of our staff and their fellow divers by:

  • Following social distancing guidelines and not coming closer than 6ft to each other and staff while not underwater.
  • Restricting physical contact and sharing of equipment.
  • Wearing face masks, if available, while not underwater.
  • Checking your temperature prior to your visit and canceling your trip in case of a fever or other symptoms.

Please follow us on Facebook and visit this website frequently to keep up to date with the latest announcements and changes.

Loch Low-Minn Staff

Quick Gallery

Loch Low-Minn is nestled in the beautiful wooded hills of East Tennessee.
Loch Low-Minn is home to a variety of wildlife, including the extraordinary paddlefish.
There is a lot of cool stuff to see in the waters of Loch Low-Minn.
Visit Loch Low-Minn to experience the best diving for miles around!

Visit our media page for more photos and videos.

Day Diving Hours

May - October

Weekends 9am ‑ 6pm

Doors Close at 4pm

Download Waivers

To save time, you can download, print, and sign the applicable waivers by clicking here, then turn them in upon arrival.

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Site Map

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Discover the various points of interest, both in and around the water of the loch.

Water Data

10% Off Admission With Valid Military ID

Donate to the Loch

We need some specific items

We asked for items to decorate the bottom of the loch with, and you have stunned us with your generosity. We extend a sincere thank you to everyone that contributed! Because of your kind donations, we can now limit the search to only a few specific items: a motorcycle, a helicopter, or a small plane fuselage. These vehicles can be stripped and sunk in the loch to allow underwater recovery and rescue training. All donations will be sincerely appreciated.

Contact Us to arrange a donation.