Mystery Lake Scuba Park


Granite Quarry Lake

Formerly the Rockton Quarry of the Wake Stone Company, the site was an active granite quarry operation from the turn of the century until the early 1950's when the quarrying operations ceased and the quarry began to fill with water.  The Town of Wendell  then used the quarry lake as a water supply for the town in the 1970's and 1980's.  On the way to the water entry, visitors will see the town's abandoned water filtration building and concrete holding tank. The quarry and surrounding land was purchased from the town by a private owner in 1997 and then by the current owners in 2010.  

What lies beneath?

The lake contains bass, bluegill, mosquitofish, turtles, catfish, carp, freshwater eel and five large koi - 2 orange, 2 gold and a white. Fifty paddlefish will make Mystery Lake their home in October 2017. Impressive underwater cliffs and overhangs await exploration by divers.  Rumor has it that the lake contains a crane, quarrying equipment, a motorcycle, stolen cars and even cremated remains!  Since being open for diving in July 2017, a conveyor structure, large quarrying gears and lots of pipes and metal cords have been found.  A sunken SUV was discovered at 85 feet that was quickly recovered and removed by the Sheriff's Department. Mystery Lake remains a largely unexplored natural wonder -- perfect for the adventure diver who wants to be the first to discover its secrets. 

Dive and Explore

For the 2017 season, Mystery Lake will be open for diving on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm.  Other days and times may be reserved by calling or emailing your request. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.  The admission fee is $20 and is payable online by credit or debit card or in person at the water entry. Gear benches and picnic tables are provided for the convenience of divers and surface support.  Underwater attractions and topside amenities will continuously be added and updated throughout 2017 and 2018.  We welcome all suggestions for how to improve the dive experience! 

Contact Us

Click the BOOK A DIVE button to reserve and pay for your upcoming dive online - then simply show your confirmation and barcode before your dive.

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CALL us at 919-628-6798 - if we don't answer - SEND A TEXT!

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Mystery Lake Scuba Park

536 Old Quarry Rd, Wendell, North Carolina 27591, United States

(919) 628-6798


Fridays through Sundays 9am to 5pm

Weekdays and Night Hours by Special Arrangement

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