Dive the Bonne Terre Mine...
Become a Deep Earth Explorer! - $499
Join us for the 7th Annual Bonne Terre Mine Treasure Hunt!
Trip Dates: June 20 - June 23, 2014
The Bonne Terre Mine – Bonne Terre, Missouri
When National Geographic picks its Top 10 Greatest Adventures they do so with the knowledge that just the run of the mill things won’t do it. They look for things that are interesting, educational and unique. They found those things at the Bonne Terre Mine and chose them for their list of the Top 10.
Not only was this one of the earliest lead mines in Missouri, it was also the world's largest producer of lead ore. The mining began in 1860 and continued until 1962.
There are 5 levels to the mine, which is actually larger than the town of Bonne Terre. The lower three levels form a seventeen mile long illuminated Underground "Billion Gallon Lake", which was filmed and dived by the well known diver, Jacques Cousteau. It is also the home of the world’s largest inland Scuba diving resort. You can also take a boat tour on the lake. It is the world’s largest fresh water dive resort. The visibility is over 100 feet at all times.
Now you can dive the mine and participate in the exciting annual Treasure Hunt. On Saturday you will do 2 dives, hunting for tokens within the mine. After your dives, you can enjoy some fun above ground where there will be live music, games to play, and several vendors showing off their destinations and gear. Each vendor will offer special event discounts as well. A delicious BBQ dinner will be served and the auction will follow. Here you can use the tokens you found in the mine to bid on over $30,000 of "treasure" that has been donated by the vendors. You could win a fabulous liveaboard dive trip and other cool dive gear.
Your trip will include:
- Guided by experienced Academy of Scuba staff
- Bonne Terre Mine Diver Level 1 Certification Course
- 3 night hotel stay at the Super 8 Bonne Terre - Double Occupancy
- 2 Tank Dive on Friday night
- 2 Tank Dive on Saturday for participation in the Treasure Hunt
- 2 Tank Dive on Sunday morning
- Trip T-Shirt
- BBQ Dinner on Treasure Hunt Day
- Tanks and Weights
Your trip does not include:
- Transportation (Air) and/or Rental Car
- Food not mentioned
- Beverage not mentioned
- Anything else not mentioned