Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Colorado
Ready to check out the best sites in Colorado for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 7 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Colorado to suit your needs.
#1 - Aurora Reservoir
Colorado, USA West
Aurora Reservoir is a 3.625-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Colorado, USA West which is accessible from shore based on 8 ratings.
#2 - Carter Reservoir
Colorado, USA West
Almost 200 feet deep, 3x1 miles; trout and salmon; 50DegF; dive flags required; campground, marina. See www.co.larimer.co.us/parks/carter_map.htm From Denver, take interstate 25 north to hiway 56 west(Berthoud exit)-- then follow the signs to Carter Lake.
#3 - Aurora Resevior
Aurora Resevior is over what was formerly a U.S. Air Force gunnery range, so there is the *very* occassional ordinance to be found. This is not even remotely likely, but keep an eye on your compass while down there. The vis is ok if you're the first ones in after some time. The bottom is mud, loaded with crayfish, and a lot of large, planted fish. Watching the Walleye go after the crayfish is fun (I've had them taken right out from in front of the camera). There is a dual-engine plane sunken about 130 yards/35 feet out that you can swim-through. There is no night-diving here. Park pass and SCUBA permit required. Go to the main office to get these. Ask for the "SCUBA KEY" so you can go through the gate to drop and pick-up your equipment, otherwise you have to haul it about 1/3 mile over the top of a dam. The office will instruct you as to how to best access the scuba egress.
#4 - Pacific Tarn lake
Extreme Altitude Diving 13,420 feet. Spruce Creek Trail to Pacific Tarn Lake From the last traffic light on South Main Street in Breckenridge drive south on Highway 9 for about 2.3 miles to Spruce Creek Road. Turn right onto Spruce Creek Road and drive 1.2 miles to the well marked Spruce Creek Trailhead 10,380 ft. This is a good place to park passenger cars. From here the road gets rougher, but 4wd and high clearance vehicles will do fine and can continue for another approximately 2 miles until it ends at 11,100 ft. This is the upper Spruce Creek Trailhead. Start hiking and shortly, you will find a trail intersection for Mayflower Lake to the right and Mohawk Lakes and Continental Falls to the left. Go left toward Mohawk Lakes. The trail twists steeply by a mining cabin to a marked split for Lower Continental Falls. It follows a useful mining cable past the falls split up open rock, moderating to the edge of Lower Mohawk Lake. Once above the falls, the main trail heads for an old mining apparatus that looks like a ski lift. Go right past this mining apparatus and continue on the trail. If you made it this far, then you are on the right trail, and staying on it now is much easier. The trail goes skirts Lower Mohawk Lake on its south side, and then takes a hard left turn south. The trail now is taking the long way around the cliffs and waterfalls below Mohawk Lake. After Mohawk Lake the trail immediately begins to veer away from the lake to the north, and will take you past Upper Mohawk Lake #1 on the lake's north side and continues across relatively flat open tundra to the Upper Mohawk Lakes #2 and #3. Cross this lake on its north side by rock-hopping across the exit of the lake. Skirt the lake and proceed directly toward the slope that is now directly ahead. From here it requires a steep and demanding rock climbing to Pacific Tarn Lake.
#5 - King Fisher Ponds
It's a good sizes lake , It's not very deep ... It's does not need to be deep , Because you are at att. you will need your tables! Ok the north side of the lake is a cool dive. The south side is a little more of a risk ..... Lots of concert pipe and Re-bar !! There ia a small boat on the north side , The water is cold in the winter, and warm in the summer .... It's a good fresh water dive. Near Littleton. It's in side of the state park , chatfiled state park. Off the hwy c-470 going around the city of Denver colorado . @ wadswroth blvd & c-470 go south from the hwy ( trun left ) in to the park. Pay your $5.00 to get in . Go south along the big lake , right befor the river. Trun right in to the parking lot in front of the king fisher pound.. King Fisher Ponds is also known as King Fisher Lake.
#6 - Downtown Aquarium
This site is excellent to introduce people to diving. You are guaranteed to see fish. It is weather proof, extremely safe and exciting to almost all divers. It is possible to dive with sharks or if that is not what you want you can dive with fish. Downtown Denver Colorado.