The springs release 90 F water at a rate of 80,000 gallons per hour.
Divers must remember that Seabase is at 4293 feet altitude and dive tables must be modified.
Fish feeding is at opening time, so go early and see the fun.
All minors, 18 and younger, MUST either bring their parents or a waiver signed by the parents.
There are three diving bays at Seabase. You can dive or snorkel with exotic marine life.
White Rocks Bay is the smallest and shallowest of the bays and is covered during winter months to give you a warm entry and exit point. Measures 125 by 65 feet and 13 feet deep.
Habitat Bay is named for the air-filled habitat that provides an underwater coversation and observation area for Scuba divers. This bay is the largest area and includes platforms for training, a boat wreck, and a long channel for compass training. 24 feet deep.
The Abyss is the warmest and deepest area, reaching a depth of 62 feet with platforms for safety stops and a platform at 60 feet.
Several of these bays are connected with a total of 150 feet wide, 200 yards long at the widest/longest point. The shapes are very irregular.
Winter: Average top - 67 and a bit warmer at the bottom
Spring: Mid 70's
Summer: Average top 85 and 90 on the bottom
For the comfort of divers there are shore-side, warm freshwater showers supplied with shampoo and conditioner, changing rooms, gear rinse and a snack bar. A compressor, air storage and equipment rentals including Nitrox and rebreathers are on site. There are shore and dock-type entry/exit areas, and a dive boat type ladder.
Seabase is home to an abundant amount of marine life. From the tiny mollies to the 50 lb Pompano and crevalle jacks, lookdown jacks, puffers, angel fish, groupers, grunts, jacks, tangs, rabbit fish, butterfly fish, mullet, port fish, monos, bannerfish huge nursh sharks, tiny bamboo sharks, hawkfish, snappers, southern rays, clown fish, and many more.
All these finned inhabitants do create nutrient-rich water, which reduces visibility to between 2 - 20 feet depending on the time of year.
To schedule your reservations to dive or snorkel at Seabase, simply email or call them with the date, time, how many of you, and gear needs.
Thursdays & Fridays - 9 am to 3 pm
Saturdays & Sundays - 8 am to 3:30 pm
After hours by appointment $20 per hour
Other days may be available by appointment.
Area useage fee for scuba or snorkeling $20 per day
Instructors are free with copy of instructor card, current insurance and 4+ students
Just want to hang around $5 per day
OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION FEE $225