Flaming Gorge (Visitor Center)

The Flaming Gorge Visitors Center has multiple dives of varying difficulty and types of dives. You can do a deep dive right off the shore where you can hear the eerie moan of the dam’s turbines, or head towards an island with a ton of fish and rock formations.

You will see lots of fish around the island. The smaller ones don’t seem to care that you are near and you can typically get right up to them. Visibility is typically great.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 6 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Altitude Diving
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Strawberry Reservoir

You will want a wetsuit where this water gets cold! Typically good visibility and several good places to dive. This isn’t a State Park so make sure to pay your entrance fee.

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Homestead Crater

The Homestead Crater formed when melting snow on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth’s interior heated the water. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals, which were then deposited on the surface.

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Bear Lake Cisco Beach

Bear lake is a unique dive spot in Utah because of its size and depth. The prime spot to dive is off the eastern shore called Cisco beach, this location has a quick to reach drop off that has large rock formations and a cliff like edge for exploring. Temp is cold year round and even in summer can be 60 at surface.

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Natural hot spring north of Tremonton. There is a dock to dive in from as well as 2 platforms and a short obstacle course. There are rumors of improvements coming.

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Bonneville Seabase

At Seabase, they have created separate places to dive, test your skills, train, and be in awe while diving with saltwater fish in the middle of the desert.

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Meadow Hot Springs

This Hot Spring is a little off the beaten trail, but it is worth a visit or two. Even if you just want to soak, this is a fun spot. There isn’t much room in the Hot Spring (4 people max), so don’t expect a destination dive. This is just fun to hit while traveling through the state.

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The Saddle - Carter Lake

The Saddle at Carter Lake is a common Open Water training site and a fun dive location. There are plenty of local fish. The gentle slope is great for beginners while the limited visibility offers something for intermediate to advanced divers whether that be Navigation, Search and Recovery, or Night/Limited vis.

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Sunrise Beach - Horsetooth Reservoir

This is a great location to familiarize yourself with local diving. It is just 10 minutes from the local dive store. A nice parking area with covered picnic tables exists. All this with a beautiful view of the mountains and some great local diving.

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Ocean First Pool

Ocean First’s indoor pool is kept at a balmy 89ºF and the ambient air temperature within about 10 degrees of that to ensure swimmers and divers are comfortable getting in and out of the water. The pool has both a 4’ shallow end and a large 12’ deep well.

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High Plains Scuba Center

86 degree heated pool in our facility. Maintained with 2 large sand filters and chlorine. Pool can be reserved for $25/person/hour. 970-493-8562.

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Recommended Training

Basic Freediving

Discover the freedom and tranquility that keep freedivers returning to the water. Learn how to go freediving with this essential freediver training and earn your SSI Basic Freediving certification! Your adventures as a freediver begin here!

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Extended Range Nitrox Diving

Do you enjoy nitrox diving? The SSI Extended Range Nitrox program will certify you to dive to a depth of 40 meters with limited decompression while diving with nitrox. Start online today!

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Dry Suit Diving

Become a dry suit diver and dive all year, anywhere in the world. Join the Dry Suit Diving specialty today and learn all the knowledge and skills you need to safely and comfortably dive in a dry suit.

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