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.

Carroll County Times article on the Quarry closing

The Carroll County Times published a great article on the quarry closure. http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/ph-cc-hydes-quarry-20140721,0,4017260.story  

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 […]

Quarry update – 14/June/2014

It’s been a great day for diving here at Hydes Quarry. Visibility has improved, and temperatures continue to rise (though it’s still bloody old down below 30 feet!). Come out on Sunday and dive! It’s Father’s Day – what would Dad enjoy more than some bottom time with the family!



YouTube video of some Freedivers in the Quarry:    

Meet the Staff


An action shot of the newest aquatic staff, welcoming a class out to the platform.  

may 17th


Great weekend to dive! Surface temps are in the low 60s – still in the 40s at the bottom (brrrrrrrrrrrr!) Today’s picture is a Rescue Diver class getting ready to take to the water.

Undersea Outfitters

For those you haven’t heard – Undersea Outfitters will be re-opening soon! ¬†They have moved and are now in Westminster, ad 86b John St. Doors aren’t open yet, but Laird says they will be soon. Same phone (410-517-4999) and e-mail (dive@underseaoutfitters.com) and both are active now.    

New Pictures From Nick Caloyianis

Photographer Nick Caloyianis sent us some great new shots from the Quarry. If you wish to contact Nick, his e-mail is “productions@nickcaloyianis.com” [Show picture list]

New! Gear rentals at the quarry!

Laird tells me that starting this weekend he’s got gear for rent at the quarry, including air! (Filled Cylinder rentals only, no fills onsite. ). Rental gear available includes BCD, regs, wetsuits, and weights. Also: cash only at the moment, but he’s working on getting set up to take cards. Edit: More info now in […]

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