Explore the depths of McMinn County real estate at Loch Low-Minn, a 10-acre quarry lake hidden amongst the hills of East Tennessee. Its roots are deep and rich with history. Once a limestone quarry for road construction the Athens property was closed down in the 1970’s. In 1996, the land was purchased by a local family and lovingly transformed into a wonderful scuba diving arena.
Now Loch Low-Minn is well known as the premier scuba diving resort in the area. Groups come to enjoy the scenic and laid back ambience lakeside. Several docks stretch out over the water for divers, and picnic tables are scattered about for lounging and to lay out gear.
Discover the Mysteries of the Deep on Athens Property
Amazingly clear waters set the scene for picture perfect dives. Underneath the surface an array of fish swim about. Species divers frequently spy include bluegill, bass and catfish. The fan favorite in the loch is unanimously the paddlefish. These larger than life beings maneuver through the water weighing over 60 lbs and reaching lengths over 6 feet. A variety of statues are also discovered underneath the water adding to the mystery of dives. From tunnels to swim through to whimsical sea creatures an amazing assortment creates intrigue. Check out where to find what here.
Visitors to Loch Low-Minn find a dedicated staff on hand to fulfill all their diving needs. Equipment rentals and air tank fills are handy services to take part of. Those making regular dive trips to the McMinn County real estate dive resort may purchase a money saving multi-pass card. Classes are also often scheduled making it easy for students attempting certification. Seasonal events here are a blast and include an annual underwater pumpkin carving contest, night diving and astrological viewings.
The loch is located at 116 County Road 420 in Athens. Hours are seasonal so check the website or call 423.746.0798 before heading out. Updated weather conditions can also be found online.