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.
Warm Weather Open-Water Diving:
Dive Shops in Salt Lake: