Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Utah

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Homestead Crater

Utah, USA West

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An old hot spring provides a fun and inexpensive dive for beginners and advanced alike. It is a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock that nature has hollowed out and filled with 90' to 96' crystal-clear mineral water. The Homestead Crater is the only warm water scuba diving destination in the continental US and it attracts many diving enthusiasts and those wishing to get certified in a comfortable environment. The hole in the top of the dome lets in light while keeping in the heat. You can dive this year-round and it is a popular place for scuba classes and in-water certification. Homestead Crater is located in Midway, Utah, just outside Park City.
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Blue Lakes

Utah, USA West

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Blue Lake is a large spring-fed pond out in the wilderness of the Utah-Nevada border (about 20 miles south of Wendover). The warm spring water keeps the lake open to diving year-round. Blue Lake is known for excellent visibility, Blue Lake's water is slightly salty to the taste and light blue in color. Surface water temperature is around 78 degrees in mid-summer. Near the bottom, the temperature increases to 83. (Winter surface temperature is around 69.) There is no thermocline. Depth is 55 feet, with "boiling silt" at the bottom where water comes up from the springs. Visibility is 15-25 feet. Silt is easily stirred up by divers on the bottom. Friendly fish, and warm water. Altitude is around 4,300 feet. Parking area GPS is N 40 30.107' W 114 02.161'. There are several underwater sculptures to find on the bottom of this lake. You can also find two small boat wrecks. The lake covers several acres, and is deep enough to be a good refresher for deeper water dives on the ocean. Blue Lake is a large spring-fed pond out in the wilderness of the Utah-Nevada border (about 20 miles south of Wendover). Parking area GPS is N 40 30.107' W 114 02.161'.
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Bonneville Sea Base

Utah, USA West

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Three separate bays connected by channels. Great for seeing sea life away from the ocean. (Angels, Groupers, Sharks (Nurse), Tangs, Puffers, Jacks, Bats, Monos, Scats, Damsels.) Snorkel and Scuba, deepest bay is 62 ft. boat wreck and compass training. water temp is 70-90 degrees depending on depth and time of year. http://www.seabase.net/ From Salt Lake City, go West on I-80 to exit 84 (look for the Morton Salt Plant). Turn left onto the frontage road at the stop-sign, then take the second left under the freeway onto Highway 138 (towards Grantsville). Go South on Hwy. 138 for five miles. Sea base is on the left (East) side of the road.