Atlas Obscura - Ominous landscapes of aquatic exploration. By Dylan Thuras JULY 21, 2016
The Chicago Reader - The small town is home to the annual Superman Celebration and a 15-foot-tall statue of the Man of Steel.. By Brianna Wellen June 1, 2016
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - A DIVING PARADISE? By Kathie Sutin / September 27, 2015
Mother Nature Network - Mermet Springs may be a lake in the middle of Illinois, yet divers from all over flock here. By JOSH LEW / June 18, 2015
Chicago Travel - In the small, landlocked town of Vienna, you’ll find Bruce, a mechanical great white shark… BY CATEY SULLIVAN - PUBLISHED AUG. 6, 2012
"You look out over Mermet, and it is beautiful. The water, the trees, the sky; it's a great place. But underwater, it is a completely new world. There is nothing else like it. That is what I love about diving. We live on a water planet. We are drawn to it. And when you dive, you get to see the rest of the world!" - Glen Faith, Owner of Mermet Springs
The SSI Diamond Status recognizes Dive Centers and Dive Resorts that make a commitment to excellence and leadership. Only Dive Centers recognized as the leaders in their marketplace can be considered for the SSI Diamond Status. Mermet Springs is honored with this rating and continue to providing the highest standards for a scuba training facility.
The Midwest might not be the first place that pops into your head when you think about scuba diving, but Mermet Springs is trying to change that. Mermet Springs Scuba Diving in Illinois have managed to make underwater adventure even more fun, by submerging nearly 15 different sunken wreckages for you to find and explore!
WSIL -- You don't have to travel to Florida, Hawaii or some other far away place to go scuba diving. The HUB in Marion is hosting a Try Scuba event with the folks at Mermet Springs. It's Friday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $25 and pre-registration is required. Guys can have a chance to do the same thing at the seventh annual Southern Illinois Men's Conference on Saturday April 18.
"When emergency response is made as accessible and efficient as possible, it's much easier for divers to embrace the culture of dive safety. Divers are more apt to remind each other to be cautious and to watch out for each other with increased vigilance. That culture is fostered by the friendly and vigilant nature of the staff at Mermet Springs, and the personal interest in safety shown by the owner and staff makes people feel they are not just customers but friends."
Illinois has some weird things to do and here are the top 15 things you can check out while in the Prairie State.
Weird places spring road-trip, anyone?
Your key to all season enjoyment of Mermet Springs is our season's pass. For $225, the 2016 Season Pass provides you unlimited entry into our quarry to enjoy!