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.

While exploring you can find a variety of angelfish, groupers, butterflyfish, mullet, porkfish, black drum, pompano, jacks, snappers, grunts, spots, tunicates and more.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 2 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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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Deer Creek, Sailboat Beach

Deer Creek is a great place to spearfish. Visibility can vary, but it is good for the most part. Temps are similar to other lakes in the area. There are some rocks and other things to see.

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This is a great year-round diving destination. The geothermal lake provides warm water diving even on the coldest winters. Local dive shops have been using this location to train divers for many years. There’s ample unpaved parking. It is recommended you bring a tarp to keep the mud out of your vehicles.

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Strawberry Reservoir

You will want a wetsuit when diving Strawberry Reservoir as this water gets cold! There is typically good visibility and several good locations to dive. This is not a State Park, so make sure to pay your entrance fee.

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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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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°F/15°C at surface.

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Meadow Hot Springs

This hot spring is a little off the beaten track, but it is worth a visit or two. Even if you just want to soak, this is a fun spot. There is not much room in the hot spring (4 people max), so do not expect a destination dive. This is just a fun to visit while traveling through the state.

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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.

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The Spires (Yellowstone Lake)

The Spires are located east of Bikini Beach and is an amazing fresh water dive. In order to dive these, make sure to check in with the back country office and fill out an appropriate dive plan.

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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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