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 Lake Rawlings

USA, Virginia

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 36° 56.994' N
Longitude: 77° 45.9' W

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English (Translate this text in English): From I-95, north of the Lake
(Richmond, VA; Maryland; Pennsylvania)

Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).

Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!
From I-95, north of the Lake (alternate route)
We know traveling from Washington, DC or the Baltimore, MD area can be frustrating. Consider this alternate route.

From the outer beltway (I-495) take Route 5 South to US 301 South.
Exit US 301 South at I-295 South.
Exit I-295 South at Route 10 heading west.
After 5 miles, take I-95 South.
Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).
Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!

English (Translate this text in English): From I-95, north of the Lake
(Richmond, VA; Maryland; Pennsylvania)

Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).

Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!
From I-95, north of the Lake (alternate route)
We know traveling from Washington, DC or the Baltimore, MD area can be frustrating. Consider this alternate route.

From the outer beltway (I-495) take Route 5 South to US 301 South.
Exit US 301 South at I-295 South.
Exit I-295 South at Route 10 heading west.
After 5 miles, take I-95 South.
Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).
Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!

From I-95, north of the Lake
(Richmond, VA; Maryland; Pennsylvania)

Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).

Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!
From I-95, north of the Lake (alternate route)
We know traveling from Washington, DC or the Baltimore, MD area can be frustrating. Consider this alternate route.

From the outer beltway (I-495) take Route 5 South to US 301 South.
Exit US 301 South at I-295 South.
Exit I-295 South at Route 10 heading west.
After 5 miles, take I-95 South.
Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).
Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!

English (Translate this text in English): From I-95, north of the Lake
(Richmond, VA; Maryland; Pennsylvania)

Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).

Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!
From I-95, north of the Lake (alternate route)
We know traveling from Washington, DC or the Baltimore, MD area can be frustrating. Consider this alternate route.

From the outer beltway (I-495) take Route 5 South to US 301 South.
Exit US 301 South at I-295 South.
Exit I-295 South at Route 10 heading west.
After 5 miles, take I-95 South.
Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).
Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!

English (Translate this text in English): From I-95, north of the Lake
(Richmond, VA; Maryland; Pennsylvania)

Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).

Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!
From I-95, north of the Lake (alternate route)
We know traveling from Washington, DC or the Baltimore, MD area can be frustrating. Consider this alternate route.

From the outer beltway (I-495) take Route 5 South to US 301 South.
Exit US 301 South at I-295 South.
Exit I-295 South at Route 10 heading west.
After 5 miles, take I-95 South.
Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).
Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!

English (Translate this text in English): From I-95, north of the Lake
(Richmond, VA; Maryland; Pennsylvania)

Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).

Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!
From I-95, north of the Lake (alternate route)
We know traveling from Washington, DC or the Baltimore, MD area can be frustrating. Consider this alternate route.

From the outer beltway (I-495) take Route 5 South to US 301 South.
Exit US 301 South at I-295 South.
Exit I-295 South at Route 10 heading west.
After 5 miles, take I-95 South.
Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).
Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!

English (Translate this text in English): From I-95, north of the Lake
(Richmond, VA; Maryland; Pennsylvania)

Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).

Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!
From I-95, north of the Lake (alternate route)
We know traveling from Washington, DC or the Baltimore, MD area can be frustrating. Consider this alternate route.

From the outer beltway (I-495) take Route 5 South to US 301 South.
Exit US 301 South at I-295 South.
Exit I-295 South at Route 10 heading west.
After 5 miles, take I-95 South.
Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).
Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!

English (Translate this text in English): From I-95, north of the Lake
(Richmond, VA; Maryland; Pennsylvania)

Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).

Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!
From I-95, north of the Lake (alternate route)
We know traveling from Washington, DC or the Baltimore, MD area can be frustrating. Consider this alternate route.

From the outer beltway (I-495) take Route 5 South to US 301 South.
Exit US 301 South at I-295 South.
Exit I-295 South at Route 10 heading west.
After 5 miles, take I-95 South.
Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).
Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!

English (Translate this text in English): From I-95, north of the Lake
(Richmond, VA; Maryland; Pennsylvania)

Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).

Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!
From I-95, north of the Lake (alternate route)
We know traveling from Washington, DC or the Baltimore, MD area can be frustrating. Consider this alternate route.

From the outer beltway (I-495) take Route 5 South to US 301 South.
Exit US 301 South at I-295 South.
Exit I-295 South at Route 10 heading west.
After 5 miles, take I-95 South.
Take I-95 south to Exit 51, I-85 South (near Petersburg).
Take Exit 39 Rawlings and turn right towards the Nottoway Inn.
After 0.2 miles, at the "T" intersection, turn left onto Route 1 South.
After 1 mile, at the dive flag sign, turn right onto Rawlings Rd/Route 629.
After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Quarry Lane (dirt road).
Follow Quarry Lane straight to the main gate!

How? By boat & from shore

Distance Instant access

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 9.1 m / 29.9 ft

Max depth 19.8 m / 65 ft

Current None

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Standard

Experience All divers

Bio interest Interesting

More details

Week crowd 

Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Fresh water

Dive site activities

- Dive training

Dangers

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): While many divers wouldn't look toward the Mid-Atlantic for a quality diving location, Lake Rawlings provides suprises for those seeking something different in their adventures.

With a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and good visibility (30 to 60 feet), the lake has many wonders to explore.

English (Translate this text in English): While many divers wouldn't look toward the Mid-Atlantic for a quality diving location, Lake Rawlings provides suprises for those seeking something different in their adventures.

With a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and good visibility (30 to 60 feet), the lake has many wonders to explore.

While many divers wouldn't look toward the Mid-Atlantic for a quality diving location, Lake Rawlings provides suprises for those seeking something different in their adventures.

With a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and good visibility (30 to 60 feet), the lake has many wonders to explore.

English (Translate this text in English): While many divers wouldn't look toward the Mid-Atlantic for a quality diving location, Lake Rawlings provides suprises for those seeking something different in their adventures.

With a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and good visibility (30 to 60 feet), the lake has many wonders to explore.

English (Translate this text in English): While many divers wouldn't look toward the Mid-Atlantic for a quality diving location, Lake Rawlings provides suprises for those seeking something different in their adventures.

With a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and good visibility (30 to 60 feet), the lake has many wonders to explore.

English (Translate this text in English): While many divers wouldn't look toward the Mid-Atlantic for a quality diving location, Lake Rawlings provides suprises for those seeking something different in their adventures.

With a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and good visibility (30 to 60 feet), the lake has many wonders to explore.

English (Translate this text in English): While many divers wouldn't look toward the Mid-Atlantic for a quality diving location, Lake Rawlings provides suprises for those seeking something different in their adventures.

With a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and good visibility (30 to 60 feet), the lake has many wonders to explore.

English (Translate this text in English): While many divers wouldn't look toward the Mid-Atlantic for a quality diving location, Lake Rawlings provides suprises for those seeking something different in their adventures.

With a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and good visibility (30 to 60 feet), the lake has many wonders to explore.

English (Translate this text in English): While many divers wouldn't look toward the Mid-Atlantic for a quality diving location, Lake Rawlings provides suprises for those seeking something different in their adventures.

With a maximum depth of 65 feet, warm water, and good visibility (30 to 60 feet), the lake has many wonders to explore.

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Lake Rawlings
De Christopherweldon
2 juin 2007
Lake Rawlings - Interesting dive with Dive Master in training.  Took pictures for Rylie (she wanted to see the bus and basketball hoop).  Lake was warm at the surface, but had a very sharp thermocline at about 20 feet.  3-2 wetsuit and gloves were f
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Lake Rawlings
De Christopherweldon
6 août 2006
First Certified Dive - This was the first dive I did after getting Certified.  We circled the lake and basically explored on our own.  The lake has several very interesting things on the bottom including a bus, may sunken boats, statues, etc.  Saw a few Bass
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Voyage : Certification
De Christopherweldon
Du 6 août 2006 au 6 août 2006
First dives after OW scuba cert
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By kenn123 , 31-01-2011

Perspective - This is a privately owned quarry, turned into a dive training mecca in the middle of nowhere.
It is a bit expensive, but has an on-site shop and plenty of air to go around.
This place gets large numbers of people throughout the year, mostly in training.
Visibility varies from 10-60 feet dependent on the number of fins kicking up silt.
It has a heavy population of Blue Fin, but not much else in the way of biology.

There are several deposited items in the bottom ranging from basketball hoops to a good sized penetrable airplane.

The location also offers cabin rental and tent camping, with showers available.

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