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


2021 Diving Season Announcement

It's almost time to welcome in a brand new season of open water diving at Loch Low-Minn!

The weather is warming up enough for wet suits, and the date has been set! The Loch opens again for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 1st! Regular business hours are weekends, 9am - 6pm, with doors closing at 4pm (hours are subject to change based on weather conditions).

The water is currently a nice 63°F at the surface and 51°F on the bottom at 80'. Visibility is around 35ft, but this will improve as the brunt of the pollen season passes.

COVID-19 still affects all of us, one way or another, but we plan on making this season as safe as possible. We look forward to seeing all our old friends and making new ones during the summer of 2021! Whether you have been vaccinated or not, please remember to follow these simple rules:

  • If you have been in contact with somebody who has COVID in the past two weeks, please reschedule your visit
  • Check your temperature prior to your visit and cancel your trip in case of a fever or other symptoms
  • Follow social distancing guidelines of a minimum of 6ft between you and others
  • Please wear face masks while not underwater and around others
  • Restrict physical contact and sharing of equipment

Don't forget to visit our website or Facebook for all the information you'll need to prepare for your visit. There is a gauge of water temperature, a map of underwater attractions, a list of rules and prices, and waivers you'll want to download and pre-fill ahead of your visit to get straight to diving!

We hope to see you at Loch Low-Minn soon!

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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.