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Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving

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Address: 185 Park Ave, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-1763
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+1 888-843-3483
09:30 - 15:30
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One of a kind dive site

I just returned from my fourth trip to the Bonne Terre Mine with my local scuba shop. It's a trip I look forward to every year - living in Wisconsin, we've got about 5 months... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
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Long Beach CA
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

There's not much more than I can add than, Suibhne_Geilt's excellent review of the dive operation, so I recommend you read that, as well. The facilities above the mine are spacious and heated, so you can warm up between dives, and this makes Bonne Terre diveable all year long. I recommend doing the Mine Tour before you dive to get... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I just returned from my fourth trip to the Bonne Terre Mine with my local scuba shop. It's a trip I look forward to every year - living in Wisconsin, we've got about 5 months every year when there's really no local diving, except for the occasional ice dive, so our Bonne Terre trip is a nice long weekend trip... More 

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Logan, Utah
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50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

In 2011, I saw a magazine that told about the world’s largest subterranean lake. I was a fairly new diver at the point with not a lot of experience. I couldn’t believe anything in the world like this exists. Now in 2017, having dove icebergs, geothermal chimneys, Silfra, and with manta rays, I am still equally amazed a place like... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A friend and I decided to try out the mine dive, we live in St Louis so its a nice short drive for us. Its one of those things I have always wanted to do even before becoming a diver. I was cautious because I had read many bad reviews in the past complaining about either rude staff or poor... More 

Thank Tim B
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I found this hidden Missouri gem online for a weekend getaway. While waiting for our walking and boat tour, we unknowingly talked with the owner, Doug. He was very nice and informative. Our tour included my husband, me and Gavin, the tour guide. We were impressed with the mine features and Gavin provided answers to all our questions. I would... More 

Thank RocknKs
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on a school trip. This was quite a few years ago not 2016 more like 2000 or 2001. Have to say this was one of the most exciting places I have ever been. It was all around awesome and educational. Very highly recommended that you visit this place at least one time in your life. I have small children... More 

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Westmont il
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Otherworldly and my review won't do this dive site justice. Something you have to see for yourself. Spent 3 hours underwater and wish I had more days. Dive trail #4 was the highlight. Staff was also incredible, friendly, knowledgeable and safety is their highest priority. They had a two to one ratio to divers and a follow kayak at the... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

4 cousins from WI visited 11-26-16. Gavon, our tour guide was the best! He's passionate about his job and his guests. Lots of facts. Tour lasted an hour. Light jacket recommended. There are 65 steps down into the mine but all easily navigatable. It's absolutely amazing down below. I highly recommend and would go back. Thanks Gavon!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

5 mine dives were enough. The cold water isn't a big deal if you have the proper gear (I was in a 7/8 mil Bare wet/dry & wore sharkskin socks under my boots). The problem was that each dive was very similar to the one before. After 5 very similar dives I'd seen enough. The Caboose was very quaint but... More 

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Chester, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

I've been wanting to take this tour for a long time. I finally did it! Me and my family were amazed. It's unbelievable that places like this exist. Our guide (Don) was the best! Very knowledgeable and funny to boot!

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