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.

No wildlife. The water stays at a constant 90 – 96 degrees Fahrenheit. Reservations are required to dive.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 6 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • Altitude Diving
  • Spring

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

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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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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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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 at surface.

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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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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 spires (Yellowstone Lake)

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The Saddle - Carter Lake

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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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