The Jewel is near Belcher Mine on state road 595 in Hudson (just south of the Sun West Mine). The dive site is located near the peninsula, just right of the center point in the photograph. In Hudson, take New York Ave (the old location for SCUBA West), west and then take a right where it intersects Old Dixie Highway. The canal is about 2.7 miles north fom this intersection.
Large boulders and mounds of dirst has block the usual access since yokels seem to like the area to dump trash and torch stolen cars. You can try to park near the fenced in area off Old Dixie Highway near the canal, but be sure to lock your vehicle. Last time diving here members of the party had a cooler, set of keys, and even a camera and housing (even when hidden near the dive site) stolen. This would be a good spot for training since the room is fairly open with easy access to the surface. this would be a good site for training, however the depths can go pretty far down.
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