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Utah Diving

From the 95F water Homestead Crater and Sea Base full of tropical fish to the depths of Flaming Gorge and spear fishing in Fish Lake, Utah provides plenty off scuba diving opportunities for divers of all skill levels.

Join us for Club Dives organized monthly by our Dive Club or explore on your own - this page will provide you with all information you need to plan your next Utah scuba diving excursion. For up-to-date spearfishing rules and regulations please take a look at the 2017 Fishing Guidebook.

Last visited - September 2011Bear Lake

View of Bear Lake from Cisco Beach
  • 5,924´Elevation:
  • 20+´Visibility:
  • rock, siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Cutthroat, Rainbow Trout, Cisco, Mackinaw, WhitefishFish:
  • 75F@0´, 48F@90´Temperatures:
  • 208´, 94´Depth, max, mean:
Dive sites
Additional Information
  • Photo gallery
  • Bear Lake State Park
  • (435) 946-3343
  • Day use fee: $8
  • Overnight camping: $10-$25
  • covered picnic area, gear set up tables
  • parking within 100´ from the water

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Last visited - November 2012Blue Lake

View of Blue Lake
  • 4,258´Elevation:
  • 20 - 40´Visibility:
  • siltBottom Substrate:
  • 6.8 miles of maintained dirt roadAccess:
  • Bass, Tilapia, Sunfish, BluegillFish:
  • 65F-75F@0´, 85F@60´Temperature:
  • 60´Depth:
Dive sites
Additional Information
  • Photo gallery
  • lake is fed by geothermal springs
  • nearest facilities ~16 miles away in Wendover
  • free public access
  • best time to visit - from late fall to early spring to avoid algal bloom and insects
  • bug spray is a must during warmer months

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Last visited - April 2011Bonneville Seabase

View Boneville Seabase
  • Elevation:
  • Visibility:
  • Bottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Tropical fishFish:
  • 83FTemperature:
  • 62´Depth:
Dive sites
Additional Information
  • Photo gallery
  • Bonneville Seabase
  • (435) 884-3874
  • ponds are fed by geothermal springs, salt water
  • THU, FRI: 9AM - 3PM
  • SAT, SUN: 8AM - 4PM
  • Fee: $15, reservations required

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Last visited - April 2010Camperworld Hot Springs

Camperworld Hot Springs
  • Elevation:
  • 10´Visibility:
  • siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • CarpFish:
  • 94F@0´, 96F@20´Temperatures:
  • 30´Depth, max, mean:
Dive sites
Additional Information
  • Photo gallery
  • Closed from mid May until October
  • No children under the age of 16, pets allowed
  • Proof of personal scuba diving insurance is required
  • (435) 458-3200
  • Fee: $8 for a 3 hour block, reservations required

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Last visited - July 2010Causey Reservoir

Causey Reservoir
  • 5692´Elevation:
  • Visibility:
  • boulders, siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Cutthroat, Rainbow and Splake Trout, Kokanee SalmonFish:
  • 72F@0´, 52F@35´Temperatures:
  • 182´, 65´Depth, max, mean:
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Last visited - September 2012Deer Creek

Deer Creek
  • 5417´Elevation:
  • 15´Visibility:
  • rock, siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Rainbow, Brown Trout, Bass, Walleye, PerchFish:
  • Temperature:
  • 137´, 65´Depth max, mean:
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Last visited - July 2012East Canyon Reservoir

View East Canyon Reservoir
  • 5690´Elevation:
  • Visibility:
  • siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess: paved road
  • Brown, Rainbow, Tiger Trout, Smallmouth BassFish:
  • 68FTemperature:
  • 197´, 75´Depth max, mean:
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Last visited - September 2012Fish Lake

Fish Lake
  • 8,850´Elevation:
  • 30´Visibility:
  • rock, siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Trout, Carp, Sculpin, Chub, Sucker, Splake, PerchFish:
  • 60F@0´, 42F@80´Temperature:
  • 174´, 84´Depth max, mean:
Additional Information
  • Photo gallery
  • Day use fee: $5
  • Overnight camping: $14
  • covered picnic area with bbq & fire pit, flush toilets
  • parking within 200´ from the water
  • gear set up tables 100´ from the water
  • spearfishing for game fish is allowed

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Last visited - June 2012Flaming Gorge

Flaming Gorge
  • 6,023´Elevation:
  • 30 - 60´Visibility:
  • rock, siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Rainbow, Brown, Lake Trout, Kokanee, Smallmouth BassFish:
  • Temperature: 64F@0´, 48F@80´
  • 436´, 212´Depth max, mean:
Dive sites
Additional Information

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Last visited - last week :)Homestead Crater

Entrance to the Homestead Crater
  • 5,900´Elevation:
  • 30´Visibility:
  • siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • noneFish:
  • 93F@0´, 95F@64´Temperatures:
  • 64´, 32´Depth, max, mean:
Dive sites
Additional Information
  • Photo gallery
  • Homestead Crater
  • (888) 327-7220
  • Common place for Open Water certification dives for most local dive stores, can get crowded, must call for reservations
  • Access fee: $22 on a weekday, $27 on a weekend

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Last visited - August 2009Meadows

Meadows
  • Elevation:
  • 26´Visibility:
  • silt, rockBottom Substrate:
  • dirt roadAccess:
  • noneFish:
  • 95FTemperature:
  • 26´Depth:
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Last visited - July 2010Pineview Reservoir

Pineview
  • 4,900´Elevation:
  • Visibility:
  • Bottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Crappie, Bluegill, Catfish, Bass, Rainbow Trout, PerchFish:
  • Temperatures:
  • 81´, 44´Depth, max, mean:
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Last visited - May 2011Quail Creek Reservoir

Quail Creek Reservoir
  • 2,985´Elevation:
  • 30´Visibility:
  • clay, siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved road, 100 yard beach walkAccess:
  • Crappie, Bluegill, Catfish, Largemouth Bass, TroutFish:
  • 62F@0´, 60F@30´Temperature:
  • 190´, 68´Depth max, mean:
Dive sites
Additional Information
  • Photo gallery
  • Quail Creek State Park
  • (435) 879-2378
  • Day use fee: $10
  • Overnight camping: $15
  • gear set up tables 50´ from the water
  • water level may drop as much as 30´ in the fall

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Last Visited - August 2010Red Fleet Reservoir

Red Fleet Reservoir
  • 5,608´Elevation:
  • 20´Visibility:
  • silt & rockBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Fish:
  • 65F@0´Temperature:
  • 145´, 50´Depth max, mean:
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Last visited - February 2014Sand Hollow Reservoir

Sand Hollow
  • 3,014´Elevation:
  • 30´Visibility:
  • sand, clayBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, CatfishFish:
  • 55F@0´, 50F@45´Temperature:
  • 60´Depth:
Dive sites
Additional Information

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Last visited - September 2010Starvation Reservoir

Starvation Reservoir
  • 5,712´Elevation:
  • 5-15´Visibility:
  • rock, siltBottom Substrate:
  • dirt roadAccess:
  • Brown Trout, Walleye, Smallmouth BassFish:
  • 65F@0´Temperature:
  • 154´, 65´Depth max, mean:
Dive sites
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Last visited - May 2012Strawberry Reservoir

Strawberry Reservoir
  • 7,612´Elevation:
  • 20+´Visibility:
  • rock, siltBottom Substrate:
  • paved roadAccess:
  • Cutthroat, Rainbow Trout, Kokanee SalmonFish:
  • August - 68F@0´, October - 58F@0´Temperature:
  • 200´, 64´Depth max, mean:
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The following lakes and reservoirs are still in the process of being evaluated for suitability for scuba diving: