Diving sites

Diving Dolomite quarry reservoir

Dolomite quarry reservoir aerial photo

The lake, which has developed in the place of a quarry, is located in the district of Riga, in the territory of Jurmala. To reach the Dolomite quarry reservoir, on the way from Riga you have to spend ~ 25 minutes. To dive in the Dolomite quarry reservoir, you can use the parking lot at the Dolomite quarry, which is located according to GPS 56.934876, 23.604218.

Diving lessons Dolomite quarry reservoir
Diving lessons Dolomite quarry reservoir

There is an object on the side of the reservoir Slokas windmill, this is a good landmark. The driveway and car park are located at the water intake used by SFRS. The depth of the reservoir is from 4 to 9 meters.

Windmill ruins in a dolomite quarry reservoir
Windmill ruins in a dolomite quarry reservoir

The Dolomite Quarry Reservoir is also called the "Dolomite Quarry Underwater Park", "Sloka Mill" or simply "Sloka Quarry". Apply for diving training here and get an international diver certificate.

Dolomite quarry reservoir parking 

You can park your car in the parking lot, GPS 56.9348, 23.6042, if there are already cars in it, you can park your vehicle on the road.

Dolomite quarry reservoir aerial photo
Dolomite quarry reservoir aerial photo

Located in the Dolomite Quarry Reservoir

  1. There are two platforms for teaching divers in the career
  2. Underwater Park -
    • 3.5 meter long shark model "Anton"
    • Dinosaur model "Nesija", who can lift his head out of the water
    • Wreck of a sunken ship "Slokāniks"
    • Tent with a diver's model
    • Mirror
  3. Parking for cars GPS 56.934876, 23.604218, Google map.
  4. Changing rooms

Dolomite quarry reservoir 3.5 meters long White shark

The white shark model was created by Normunds P., together with the work of Daivings.lv forum participants. The created white shark was given the name "Anton", the interview with the author can be read on this page. A film about the creation of a shark here.

Shark Dolomite quarry in a reservoir

Dolomite quarry reservoir dinosaur model Nessia

The image of the plesiosaur or dinosaur "Nesija" was created six meters long and 3.50 meters wide, but its draft weight was about 300 kilograms, it was placed in 2010. The underwater dinosaur was created by Normunds P., together with the supporters of the Daivings.lv diving enthusiasts forum. The dinosaur was given the word "Nessia", an article about the event can be read here. Video with dinosaur creation, is at this link.

Dinosaur Nessie Dolomite quarry in a reservoir
Dinosaur Nessie Dolomite quarry in a reservoir

Dolomite quarry reservoir platform for training divers

Diver training platforms are used so that divers can practice many of the required diving skills during lessons. The raised surface above the ground prevents the formation of mud during diving training. Platforms are also a fish ecosystem and a refuge that you can see in this, in the attached video.

Dolomite quarry reservoir platform for training divers
Dolomite quarry reservoir platform for training divers

Shipwreck Dolomite quarry reservoir

Placed as an attraction for divers and also to train divers to safely enter and exit the underwater wreck. The underwater wreck quarry is also an ecosystem of many fish, here you can always find fish. For a shipwreck, you can look at the attached video.

Shipwreck Dolomite quarry reservoir
Shipwreck "Slokāniks" Dolomite quarry reservoir

Underwater mirror Dolomite quarry reservoir

Placed as a diving object, one of the farthest underwater objects, which can be reached by fins.

Mirror Dolomite quarry reservoir
Mirror Dolomite quarry reservoir

There are tents and diver Maksis in the dolomite quarry reservoir

These are the latest underwater objects. The blue tent and diver "Maksis" were set up in 2020 and joined the nearby tent and the small dinosaur "Nesija". Located from the left entry point, which is towards the mill. The tent and "Maksis" are located at a depth of 4.5 meters, in the southern direction, about 55 meters from the shore. Video here.

Tent and diver Maksis, Dolomite quarry in the reservoir
Tent and diver Maksis, Dolomite quarry in the reservoir

Dolomite quarry reservoir environment and depth

The Sloka quarry reservoir, which has developed in the former dolomite quarry mining site, is not connected to the river.
Its area is 14 ha, average depth 5 m, maximum - 9 m. The reservoir has been developed and approved
fisheries exploitation regulations governing the conservation and management of fish stocks
measures (determination of a 4 m tow line, recommendations for the regular admission of juveniles of certain species
in a body of water, etc.). The reservoir is used for fishing, diver training, swimming.

Diving lessons Dolomite quarry reservoir
Diving lessons Dolomite quarry reservoir
Diving lessons Dolomite quarry reservoir

Parking GPS 56.934876, 23.604218

Dolomite quarry reservoir underwater objects