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.

We are Currently Closed for the Season

The 2022 open water diving season is now officially over.
We look forward to seeing everyone when we reopen again in May 2023.

Affiliated dive schools will still be able to schedule off-season dry-suit dives on a case-by-case basis.
Call us for more information.

Find Out More About
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


Last Month of 2022 Diving!

We want to remind everyone that Loch Low-Minn is still open for the 2022 open water diving season until the end of the month of October, including the weekend of October 29-30! That means that there are only five weekends left, so don't miss your chance to enjoy the beautiful autumn foliage reflected in the clean and still warm water! Despite the cooler nights, heat is absorbed throughout the summer, so the water will stay pretty much the same temperature throughout the next few of weeks. As an added bonus, the visibility will only improve as the algae disappears! You still have time to dive, sharpen your skills, and try out existing or new gear. We will continue to be open on regular weekends hours from 9am until 6pm (entry closes at 4pm) for the rest of the month. Air & Nitrox fills, as well as other gear for rent, are available.

Unfortunately, we will not have an official underwater pumpkin carving contest this year, but if anyone feels like trying their hand at carving a jack-o'-lantern under the water, feel free to bring a pumpkin and tools to challenge yourself and impress your friends. This opportunity is available any remaining weekend before Halloween!

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.