All the announcements, news articles, and new pages from 2015.
Loch Low-Minn wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays. May the new year bring you all good health, much happiness, and lots of exciting dives. We'll see you when the water warms up!
The 2015 open water diving season is now officially over.
We would like to thank all of our friends that have come to dive at Loch Low-Minn over the past few months, and we look forward to getting to know even more of you when we reopen again in May 2016.
Until then, here's wishing everyone a great winter!
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.
We would like to remind everyone that next weekend (Oct 31st - Nov 1st) will be the last open water diving weekend of the season. We invite you all to make the most of those two days by coming over one last time before we close down for the winter. After that, we will reopen again in May 2016. Affiliated dive schools will still be able to schedule off-season dry-suit dives by contacting us on a case-by-case basis. Call us for more information.
The second annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest at Loch Low‑Minn was a ton of fun! Five brave souls entered the depths of the loch and carved their way into legend.
We want to thank the participants for braving the overcast weather and putting their work on display! We also extend our appreciation to the judges for taking the time to cast their votes and to the Loch Low‑Minn staff and friends for all their efforts in organizing the event. It would not have been possible without all your help!
We hope that next year will see more brave participants and exciting new carvings to continue this one-of-a-kind tradition.
This is your last chance to procure a gourd and carving supplies.
The 2015 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest starts tomorrow at noon by the Loch Low-Minn docks. Participants will not only compete for three great prizes and the coveted title of "master carver of the year", but they will also get $5 off admission and free hot dogs just for participating. So come on by tomorrow to take part or just to watch the fun!
We'll look forward to seeing you.
Don't forget – Only one more week until the second annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest at Loch Low-Minn! Contestants get $5 off admission and free hot dogs, and the three winning carvers also get an assortment of great prizes in addition to coveted bragging rights. However, the contest can only proceed with enough participants, so mark your calendars, prepare your tools, and start selecting the best looking pumpkin. We'll see you there!
Grab your best pumpkin and come down to Loch Low-Minn for a day of Halloween fun! Contestants will descend into the spookily clear waters of the loch as they compete to carve the best Jack-o-Lantern under the water.
for participating contestants
Contestants must bring their own pumpkin & carving supplies
Valid scuba diving license required to participate
Please be familiar with all Loch Low-Minn rules and regulations.
Loch Low-Minn now proudly offers Nitrox refills and Nitrox tanks for rent to licensed divers. Find out more about Nitrox and the blending system that we use at the link below. As always, message us with any questions you might have and come visit us this weekend for more great diving in TN!
If you feel passionate about diving at Loch Low-Minn, why not stop by and leave a Yelp review to help fellow divers know what to expect?
We'll appreciate it!
We will be open this Saturday and Sunday during regular business hours, and we look forward to seeing many of your bright, shining, scuba-mask-clad faces during those two days.
However, we are closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday to give our staff a much needed day off, so make the weekend days count!
We hope to see you then.
Loch Low-Minn is releasing the first batch in its line of graphics t-shirts! There are currently two designs, six colors, and four sizes to choose from. You can only get these shirts at Loch Low-Minn during regular business hours, and availability is limited, so come visit us and get yours before supplies run out!
The first design features Loch Low-Minn's new mascot, Lommie the Paddlefish, holding a fake lake monster head above the water with the caption "Unlike some other lochs, our monsters are real!" The front-left chest features the Loch Low-Minn logo above our unique paddlefish diving flag.
The second design features a full-sized paddlefish diving flag on the back, with a slightly larger Loch Low-Minn logo displayed prominently on the front-left chest.
Colors include White, Ash, Graphite, Oxford Grey, Pebble, and Denim Blue.
Sizes include: S, M, L, and XL
$25 for one
$45 for two
$20/ea for three or more
Contact us to check on availbility.
Sorry, no online or phone orders.
Alas! We must say goodbye to our own Cody Roberts. A staple at Loch Low-Minn for many years, he has proven to be an invaluable asset to the team. While we are sad to see him go, other responsibilities demand his attention, so we must reluctantly say farewell and wish him success in his future endeavors. Thanks for all your hard work, Cody, and best of luck!
The best laid plans of mice and men... We are cutting Independence Friday short due to thunderstorms, but we will try again tomorrow in hopes of better weather. We look forward to seeing you all for a fun and safe day of diving this Saturday and Sunday. Until then, have a great evening!
Don't forget – Loch Low-Minn will be open all day tomorrow, July 3rd, in addition to our regular weekend schedule. The weather threatens rain, but we're pretty certain that you won't notice any extra moisture while diving among the paddlefish, so come visit us to make the best possible start to your Independence Day Weekend!
Check it out! You can now see the latest water temperature readings right from the front page of our website. We'll be keeping these measurements updated as often as possible to keep you informed and ready for your next visit. It's a good time to plan your next dive.
Mark your calendars! In anticipation of the Independence Day weekend, Loch Low-Minn will also be open on Friday, July 3rd during regular business hours! Come treat yourself to a great day of diving with the paddlefish. We look forward to seeing you!
Don't forget - we are open tomorrow for Memorial Day, and we're taking $5 off everyone's admission for the entire day!
The weather is perfect, the water is clear, and the snack shack has the cure for your lunchtime hunger between dives. Come out and make the most of your three day weekend at the best dive spot for miles around!
In recognition of Memorial Day and in appreciation of all the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, Loch Low-Minn has instituted a permanent 10% discount on admission for all veterans who present a valid military ID.
We will also be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) and offering $5 off admission for all guests.
The water is warm and the paddlefish are waiting.
Come dive with us!
Only three more days until the season opening, and we're excited! The weather promises to be beautiful, the water is a nice 65°F at the surface, and we'll be selling refreshments such as hot dogs and drinks for a quick lunch on the spot. Are you ready?
In anticipation, we've updated the website with all the information you'll need to prepare for your visit. Check out the attractions, brush up on the rules, and download the waivers so you can get straight to diving! Can't wait for Saturday? We understand. Why not explore our new photo and video galleries in the meantime?
Curious to see what we've been up to since the weather cleared?
Just some carpentry.
Here's one of the old tables (left) next to some of the new tables (right).
Not only are the new tables larger, but they are also sturdier.
The date has been set!
The 2015 diving season at Loch Low-Minn kicks off on
So mark your calendars, dust off your gear, and get ready to join us for some scuba diving fun in only a few short weeks.
We look forward to seeing you!
We've enjoyed getting to know many of you over the past few months, but that got us wondering - wouldn't you also like to get to know us a bit better?
That's why we added brand new History and Staff sections to the website.
Check them out!
A list of activities, amenities, and new rules will be added soon.
Also, keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for an important announcement coming in the next couple of weeks!
In the meantime, what information or functionality would you like to see added to this website? Let us know, and we'll do our best to implement it.
Like many of you, we have been affected by the unusually inclement winter weather over the past few weeks.
Some trees have fallen from the buildup of snow and ice, including a couple that have blocked the main gate. These are now mostly cleared, and we hope this damage will not significantly delay our renovation efforts.
We're putting a lot of work into the resort during our first off-season, so that there will be plenty of improvements by the time we open in Spring of 2015!