Thank You for 37 Wonderful Years
at Portage Quarry!

We thank each and every one of our swim and dive patrons for 37 years of wonderful memories we all made here at PQ. Due to the fact that the there is regular dumping of dirt and concrete into our quarry waters, PQ will no longer be open for swimming or diving. The visibility was reduced to dangerous levels for diving and even our swimmers complained of the water quality at the end of this past season. We recommend White Star Quarry and the BGSU Rec Center Pool for our lap swimmers and White Star and Gilboa Quarries for scuba divers. 

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Monica, at 419-494-6218
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Hansa HFB 320 Jet Information

Portage Quarry dive wreck, Hansa Jet, Scuba diving with swim through skin diving

This Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH manufactured HANSA jet will be at the heart of a training program for local rescue agencies including the Toledo Water Rescue team. Last in service with Grand Aire, with headquarters at Toledo (OH) Express airport, this HANSA jet was transported from the airport to Portage Quarry on August 24, 2006. Plans are to place the jet in 50 feet of water with the tail assembly starting at the 30-foot level. Look for more announcements on the sinking of this training jet in an area between Mike's rock and the bus. Click here for more information on this jet as it heads to its final resting place, 16 feet off Mike's Rock in 45 feet of water. Click here for more information on this jet as similar Hansa HFB 320s were manufactured in Germany. Click here for the September 25, 2006 press release. Click here for photos as the Hansa Jet is sunk in its final rest on September 30 and October 1.  (photo by Rich Lauer)



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PQ Awards

PQ Voted Dive Shop of the Year 2010 by the Scuba Museum

Jeff Rice received D.A.N.'s first President's Award 2010


Jeff Rice Member of

Platinum Pro 5000

since 2006

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PQ Dive News

Current Conditions

Scuba Radio Interviews at Legends in the Bahamas

The History of Portage Quarry as written by
owner Jeff Rice.

Download the New Vintage Diver Liability Release

New Map of the quarry including emergency numbers and legends for location of dive sites

New insurance information requirement for Portage Quarry Dive Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Dive Masters. Remember, Instructors dive for free if they are with students and teaching a class. More Info

Sea Hunt: Diving had a big boost through the experiences and heroics of Mike Nelson. Click here for more information.

Zale Parry: Zale Parry is arguably the most famous female scuba diver in the world today. More Info.

Dive Log: Click here for PQ Video Footage shot by Christopher Guglielmo.

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