At the site of a former graphite mine, the Quarry Lake at Reveille Peak Ranch is one of the clearest lakes in Texas. With an average visibility of 20 to 30 feet, the lake’s granite walls and bottom still contain graphite that “sparkles” when illuminated with dive lights. The deepest spot found (to date) in the lake is around 100 feet.
SCUBA diving at the lake is open to dive professionals and dive stores for classes and activities. All diving is organized and escorted by dive professionals and is not currently available to the general public.
In late summer, the water temperature is about 80 degrees at the top and thermocline at about 15 ft. The temperature drops into the 60s quickly and is in the 50s near the bottom of the lake, so 5mm or 7mm wetsuits are recommended.
Stairs and shallow platforms make it easy to enter the water. Four shelters provide a spot to get away from the sun and/or wind, and a deck with a grill is available for any group to use.
Read a review of SCUBA at RPR from Oceanic Ventures
Access Pass Rates are as follows:
- $20 per diver per dive session or day – includes use of RPR pavilion area, mountain bike/running trails and other amenities available to guests (wading pool, showers, and access to the Pavilion and kitchen are 5 minutes away near the main RPR office)
- All divers must bring the Scuba Liability Release completely and legibly filled out to RPR prior to diving
To schedule a group dive, to join an existing group dive, or to schedule a tour of the diving area, please contact:
Andrea Montgomery Roach
Text: 512-914- 9411
Instructors and dive stores must add the following as additional insureds on their professional liability insurance policies:
Vol H. and Kristi Montgomery/Reveille Peak Ranch
105 CR 114
Burnet, TX 78611