No more Wednesdays

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.


Wednesday Evening Dives at the Quarry

Wednesday Diving is coming back!  Starting July 1st 2015, Hyde’s Quarry will be open for diving from 5pm until 9PM.  Great way to get out and dive for those of you with busy weekends.  We’ll even have the BBQ grill available if you want to cook dinner there.

Also, Undersea Outfitters has half-price gear rentals for Wednesday quarry dives. Gear must be rented at the shop. Undersea will be closing the shop at 4PM on Wednesdays so that they can open the quarry up. Call for more details – 410-517-4999.



Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Yes! Hyde’s Quarry will be open for Diving all three days of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend! If you haven’t been out diving yet this year, this is a great time to come get wet again. The fish have missed you!



The pool is open for the season!

Lots of divers out today for the first day of the season. Water is a little warmer than out usual April opening, but still a little chilly – mid 50’s on the surface. Viz is highly variable – above 20′ it’s great, but below that it can be a little murky. 


…And, we’re back!

Hyde Quarry will be OPEN FOR DIVING starting at 9AM, Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.

Everything stays the same as last year – $20/diver/day. Quarry hours will be 9AM until 1PM or so (depending on weather and turn-out).

To save some time, you can download the waiver from here and fill it out before you come up to dive. Pro-tip: Fill it out but leave the date blank, run off some copies, and then you just need to fill in the date each time you come up to dive! 

We’re looking forward to getting back in the pool again – see you there!


We don’t have details yet, but at this time, signs are looking good that the quarry will be open for diving this year! More news as it happens.

News Flash!

Hyde’s Quarry will be closing on July 27th 2014 for the season.


Carroll County and the City of Westminster are conducting a recharge test of the Quarry, as mandated by The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This will involve pumping 30 feet of water out of the quarry in order to determine how fast it recovers.

We’ve known about this possibility since early this year, but it was not confirmed until last week.

The County does not understand how important this site is to divers in Maryland and other nearby communities. With Hyde’s being unavailable, many dive shops will now have to go out of state in order to conduct training and certification dives for their customers.

Please show your support to the local dive community and write to the Carroll County Commissioners to show them that not only is the Quarry a valued natural resource but it is essential to maintaining our safety, education, and skill.  The Quarry provides unseen revenue to the County by attracting out of area divers to practice.  These divers then go and patronize local restaurants, shops and hotels.

You can contact the Carroll County Commissioners by email:  Letting them know that you use the quarry, and that you’ll have to go elsewhere outside of the county is the best way to show your support. Please be courteous! They are not doing this maliciously. Let them know that Scuba Diving is compatible with their testing.

As always we thank you for your continued support. Hopefully diving at the quarry will resume as soon as the testing is complete.


Laird Brown

Owner, Undersea Outfitters