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The 19th Annual Dive Gathering

(also known as Hank's Dive Gathering)

Friday August 25 - Monday August 28, 2023. White Star Quarry and Gilboa Quarry, Ohio.


It’s been on your mind for some time now - pulling on your heavy rubber dive gear and slipping under the water's surface with like-minded dive buds. Whether you are a new recruit or a seasoned veteran, now is the time to consider signing on for Dive Gathering XIX. Join SWdiver and ToledoGMaskboy, and a unique team of rubber divers to explore the watery depths.


The 2023 Dive Gathering will take place at two Ohio Quarries:

White Star Quarry

White Star Quarry is a large quarry with varying depths up to 60 feet and has a large number of interesting underwater features to explore. The quarry is located south-east of Toledo in Gibsonburg Ohio. For location, quarry maps, camping, and full details about the quarry visit their website in the link below.

Entry fees: $20 per diving day. Parking is free within the quarry grounds.

Air fills: air and nitrox fills are offered on Saturdays and Sundays only at the quarry. Those wishing to dive this quarry on Friday and Monday should plan to have filled air tanks before-hand.

Visit for more details.


Gilboa Quarry (under NEW ownership!)

Gilboa Quarry is the best inland place for scuba diving in Midwest USA. It is a 14+ acre limestone quarry located in north-west Ohio. There are wooded campgrounds encompassing over half the quarry’s perimeter.  Gilboa is an excellent location for both recreational diving and dive training.

The quarry provides two distinct personalities: the warm shallow side has easy dock entrances, is filled with many underwater attractions, and has a maximum 65 ft depth which is perfect for great recreational enjoyment. The deep side, with depths of 130+ feet of cold water is suitable for technical training.

Visit for more details.


The Perrysburg area has many hotels to choose from, and has convenient access to many restaurants and shops.

Quality Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio (near highways I-75 and US 20 / 23) offers free internet, included breakfast, and an indoor pool. Check the hotel website for pictures and details of all amenities.

Sign up for their points program for best pricing. We recommend booking rooms early to avoid price increases and sell-outs.


Registration for this event is limited so you should make contact as early as possible. Simply email the Dive Gathering organizers through

The 19th annual Dive Gathering offers the chance to bring and dive your favorite gear, meet new dive buddies or refresh old acquaintances, and experience the fellowship of like-minded dive enthusiasts. The “Gathering” also offers the chance to dive 2 unique Ohio quarries. It should be remembered that this event is for “like-minded rubber dive enthusiasts only”, so be prepared to bring and dive your own equipment. Please have your proof of diver certification for diving at the quarries.


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