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Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving in Utah. Believe it or not!

Utah has a couple of hot-spring-fed bodies of water that have been built up and made available for scuba diving! Typically owned and run by scuba diving experts who also own and run dive shops, these diving places offer an interesting and different type of entertainment to the locals.

Year-Round Open-Water Diving:

  • Bonneville SeaBase
    A hot spring out in the middle nowhere in Salt Lake's west desert. This facility is owned and operated by the people who run Neptune Divers, and so this is the place where you'll do your open-water certification if you certify with Neptune.

  • Belmont Springs
    In northern Utah, between Plymouth and Tremonton on U-81, reservations are required to dive here.

  • Blue Lake
    Located near the Utah/Nevada border, several of the local dive shops offer open water certification year round here at Blue Lake. For recreational diving (not certifying), try to go on a day when there is NOT a certification class going on. You'll be rewarded by clearer water and better accessibility to the natives (fish).

  • Homestead State Park Crater
    Located in Midway (just over the mountains on the back side of Salt Lake), the water temperature here is a not-so-balmy 96o. No wet suites needed even in the dead of winter! More pictures and info.

  • Lake Powell
    Open for winter, but the water is going to be pretty cold.

  • Quail Creek
    10 miles north of St. George and just off of I-15, Quail Creek is open for winter diving, but the waters are not fed by a hot spring, so a dry suit is in order.

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