Hyde’s Quarry will be open for Diving on Monday, May 30th 2016 – Memorial Day. This is of course in addition to the usual Saturday and Sunday times. Normal quarry hours apply.
Don’t forget, our inaugural First Friday hours will happen on June 3rd, opening at 5:30 PM.
If you weren’t aware, the quarry is now open for it’s regular summer hours – 8:30AM-2PM(ish). The water is still a little chilly, but it’s continuing to warm up.
First Friday Happy Hour! Starting Friday, June 3rd we’ll be opening Hyde’s Quarry for evening hours on the first Friday of each month. Hours will be 5:30pm until 9pm. We will be doing night diving if there is interest! Anyone doing night diving must be signed in by 8:00, in the water by sunset, and provide their own light and a backup of some sort – tank light, strobe, or glow stick. This is an experiment and we’ll have some flexibility with this, especially for anyone interested in doing a night diving class.
The grill will be fired up for hotdogs – feel free to bring your own food to grill if you want. We’d love to see this become a community event for our diving friends.
Starting now, the plan is for the Quarry to be open every Sunday, unless bad weather is forecast. If it looks uncertain, call the shop (410-517-4999) on Saturday or earlier before making the drive to confirm.
Don’t forget that Undersea Outfitters is running a Drysuit course now, so if you’ve been curious about cold water diving, this is a great time to learn.
Laird says that the Quarry will be OPEN for diving on Sunday, 2/28/2016, starting at 9:00 AM.
Hyde’s Quarry will be OPEN for Diving on Sunday 2/21, starting at 11:00 AM. Viz has been exceptional lately. Yes, the water is cold – that’s why you have good exposure protection, right? 🙂
We’ve had many requests for this over the years, so for 2016, UNDERSEA OUTFITTERS will be offering annual memberships to Hyde’s Quarry. This will make it possible for you to dive anytime the quarry is open, for one yearly price. Cost of this membership is $350.00 per person per year. For families, there will be a Family Membership for $550.00, that is good for two divers per family. These memberships will expire on December 31st 2016.
This means no more paying each time you want to go diving. If you go diving at Hyde’s more than 12 times in a year, you save money. As you may or may not know due to rising costs we have had to increase the daily rate for diving at Hyde’s to $30.00 per day. By offering yearly memberships, we are trying to keep local diving affordable for you!
Starting January 18, 2016, thru the end of February 2016, if you buy your membership from UNDERSEA OUTFITTERS, we will offer a 10% discount on the membership.
Membership cards will be available at the following dive shops:
Blue Marble Divers
Brass Anchor Scuba Center
National Diving Center
Scuba Hut of Maryland
The quarry will be open at 10AM on January 1st, 2016 for a New Year’s Dive. This is the perfect time to try out that new dry suit (or 7-mil) that Santa brought you. Heck, with the way this winter has been going, the water shouldn’t be bad at all… (Cue cold snap…)
We finally have some more info on Quarry hours for the rest of 2015!
Hyde’s Quarry will have it’s regular weekend hours this weekend (11/7-8) and next (11/14-15).
After 11/15, you can still dive at the Quarry, but hours will be by appointment only. Contact Undersea Outfitters at 410-517-4999 to schedule diving days.
Finally, Undersea Outfitters is doing a Demo Day for OTS Full Face Masks on 11/14-15. Contact the shop for more details (410-517-4999) if you’re interesting in trying out this piece of gear.
Along with the usual underwater footage, this one has an intro on how to find the quarry. Underwater footage was shot with a GoPro Hero4 Silver with a Backscatter “Greenwater” filter.
Sorry, folks — there wasn’t enough turnout to make opening the quarry on Wednesday afternoon’s viable. As of 8/5, we’re back to weekends only.
If you have a group that wants to dive though, call Laird at Undersea (410-517-4999) or stop into the dive shop and we’ll see if we can put something together for you.