COLORADO DIVER TRAINING

aurora Reservoir, Colorado

seabase,

utah 

MOST POPULAR DIVE SITES FROM DENVER

Dive Sites in Colorado and neighboring States


From hot springs to ice diving, local dive opportunities abound!  If you have any dive information regarding the sites below or would like to tell us about a site, please email us and we will post it.  Click the link for more information about a specific site.

blue hole,

new mexico

THE crater,

utah


Blue Hole, NM

ADDITIONAL SITES TO CONSIDER

Local Diving or Close To It

Blue Mesa, Gunnison, CO


There are three sunken towns, wrecked plane and sunken boats.  In early May the visibility can be 30 ft. 

The best diving is usually Aug - Oct. 

  • Elevation 7,500
  • Depth 300+ 
  • Visibility 0 - 20 ft
  • Temp 38 - 60

CARTER LAKE, FT COLLINS, CO

 

Scuba is permitted at The Saddle, and along the west shore, from a boat, in the wakeless area.  Notification that you are diving is required.  If you are doing an early morning dive, call the day before.  You must call them again when you are out of the water and done diving.  Scuba diving alone is prohibited.  Divers must use a dive flag.


  • Depth: 80 -100 ft
  • Visibility 2 - 10 ft,
  • Temp 72 in summer, 40's below thermocline. 
  • Permit is required.   


DENVER AQUARIUM, DENVER, CO


Aquarium dive in the "Shipwreck" Exhibit at Denver Aquarium. The sharks and turtles in the tank come right up to you and you are allowed to keep whatever shark teeth you find. Interacting with the children viewing the exhibit is lots of fun too. It is a good dive to satisfy a dive fix in the dead of winter in Colorado but not too much to see or do that you couldn’t accomplish on the dry side of the glass since you are confined to a trench that runs the length of the tank.


  • Depth: 26 - 30 ft
  • Visibility 91 - 100 ft
  • Price $175, gear is included (as they do not want your own gear with whatever residue is left on it from your last dive to contaminate their tank).


GEORGETOWN LAKE, GEORGETOWN, CO


Contact City Hall for permission.


  • Elevation: 11,950'
  • Depth: 30 ft
  • Visibility: 20 ft
  • Temp: COLD, 42 in July


GRAND LAKE, CO


Best visibility is often in July.  June is often poor visibility due to the lake having turned, and August the algae layer grows to 20 ft deep, blotting out much available light.  There is a wall to dive at East Portal, about 100 yards off shore.  There's a nice sand slope if you are diving off the marina.  Night dives only at the marina.

  • Elevation: 8,500 ft
  • Depth: 285 ft
  • Visibility: 16 - 25 ft
  • Temp: 50 and under.  Very noticeable thermocline around 30 feet. Temperature change of 15-20 degrees. 


HORSETOOTH RESERVOIR, FT COLLINS, CO


Scuba diving is permitted at the South Bay Swim Area within the designated swim area, and at Lower Sunrise. It is also allowed at Dixon, Quarry, and Orchard Coves on weekdays only.

  • Elevation 4,984' 
  • Max Depth 200'
  • Visibilty 2-10ft
  • Temp 72 in summer, 40's below thermocline. 


JEFFERSON LAKE, JEFFERSON, CO


Only two access points. 


  • Elevation: 10,000 ft
  • Depth drops very deep
  • Visibility: 10 - 15 ft,
  • Temp:  Very cold 38 in Sept. 

Check with local authorities for rules and regulations.


NAVAJO RESERVOIR, CO


Located 35 miles SW of Pagosa Springs on Hwy 151.  Scuba divers must display a warning flag when diving.


Depth: 80 - 100 ft,

Visibility: 15 - 25 ft,

Temp: 60 - 75 in summer.    

Daily pass: $6.


OFFICER'S GULCH, DILLON, CO


  • Elevation 9,000'
  • Depth 68 ft,
  • Visibility 49 ft. 

Check with local authorities for rules and regulations.


PUEBLO RESERVOIR, PUEBLO, CO


Best diving around Memorial Day.


  • Elevation 4,855'
  • Depth 80 ft,
  • Visibility 5 - 10 ft,
  • Temp 55 - 65

Check with local authorities for rules and regulations.


TURQUOISE LAKE, LEADVILLE, CO


Shallow rocky and gravel areas.  Watch out for fish hooks.


Elevation: 9,500 ft. 

Visibility: 10 - 15 ft,

Temp: COLD, 42 in July

Check with local authorities for rules and regulations.


TWIN LAKES RESERVOIR, CO


15 miles south of Leadville. 


Elevation: 9,200' 

Depth: 100+ ft,

Visibility: 10 - 20ft

Temp: 70 at surface, 50 at 70 ft. 

Check with local authorities for rules and regulations.


YAMPA RIVER, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO


The central park office is located on Highway 40 between the cities of Craig and Hayden.

Daily pass: $7. 


WELLINGTON RESERVOIR, FT COLLINS, CO


This is a private lake with private campground.  Separate scuba beach.  No open fires but they allow propane.  Campsites are first come first serve.  Summer hours are 7 - 9


West on Hwy 285 towards Bailey.  In Bailey turn left onto Co Rd 68/Wellington Road and continue 11 miles. 


Daily Fee: $9 for adults, Children 6 - 12 are $6 and under 5 years are free for campground and lake.  

Contact 303-838-5496   www.castlemountainres.com