Fantasy Lake Scuba Park was envisioned 30 years ago by owner, Doye Sherrill. His vision was to develop a lake and park to be used and enjoyed by scuba divers only. Today that vision has been realized as one of the foremost scuba diving facilities in the southeast.

Recently referred to in a News & Observer article as “a scuba diving mecca”, the Lake is ideal for building scuba diving experience and advancing certification. The Lake is recognized by dive groups, rescue, law enforcement and the military as an excellent facility for open water and advanced training. The great expanse, visibility, and depths of the Lake set it apart from other smaller facilities.


THE LAKE 'S HISTORY

The scenic nature of Fantasy Lake as it looks today has been described as a “jewel of nature cut from the rocks by decades of hard labor”. The first time visitor will be awed by the panorama of stone cliffs lifting out of the crystal waters.

Construction began in the 1800s as a stone quarry. Stone for the quarry was used for construction on projects as far away as the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel. In 1950 the 52-acre quarry was abandoned when a massive spring began to fill the 90-foot depth. The flooding was so rapid that they were unable to remove the large rock-crushing machine located in the quarry today.

In 1980, Doye Sherrill purchased the 100 acres surrounding and including the quarry. Over the years he has converted the abandoned quarry into a unique scuba diving recreational and training park.

Careful attention is paid to maintaining maximum clarity of the water. Rock cliffs extend to 80 ft. depths of clear water. The lake offers three deep holes with depths of 60 to 80 feet.

The acreage around the Lake is fenced and available for hiking and primitive camping. At Fantasy Lake ,May 2, 2016n Wake County up “ Fantasy Lake Mountain ” and then dive underwater 80 feet to the lowest point in Wake County .

Fish and marine life are abundant in the lake which is closed to fishing and recreational swimming. Divers may bring non-diving guest, however, for sunbathing, hiking, and camping.

The Lake and surrounding Park is well maintained and managed for the maximum recreational enjoyment of scuba divers.

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Training, Equimpment Rental, Air and Sales
are available at these dive shops.
These Dive Shops do training at Fantasy Lake


By the Shore
Located in Raleigh
Carolina Dive Center
Located in Raleigh
Down Under Scuba Shop
of Cary
Gypsy Divers
located in Raleigh
Reef & Ridge Sports
of Raleigh
Water World Marine
of Durham


Training, Equimpment Rental, Air and Sales
are available at these dive shops.
These Dive Shops do training at Fantasy Lake.


Aquatic Safaris Scuba Center
Wilmington, N.C.
Blue Region Scuba
Greenville, NC
Divers Training & Supply
Charleston, WV
Nu Horizons Dive and Travel
Myrtle Beach, SC
Patriot Dive Center
Wilmington, N.C.
Plamico Divers
Greenville, N.C.
Pro Scuba Center
Rocky Mount, NC
Rum Runner Dive Shop
Winterville, NC
West Virginia Mountain Divers

Beckly, West Virginia



   

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