Open Water Weekend

 

Aurora Reservoir -

 
Are you scheduled to do your dives with us at Aurora Reservoir? Below is every detail you will need to make your weekend fun and successful!
 
I’m scheduled to do my dives at Aurora Reservoir, where is it?

During the summer months (June thru early September) our Open Water Weekend is held at Aurora Reservoir (click here for  a map and driving directions).
 
What time do I need to be there?

Divers need to be in the parking lot at the Scuba beach area at 8 am. The Scuba parking lot is at the north end of the reservoir, by the dam (see map here). Divers must pay the park fee ($10 as of May 2011) at the main gatehouse and then turn around to get to the SCUBA beach  parking lot. We will have our van shuttling gear over the dam to the Scuba beach area between 8:00am & 8:30am.
 
How long is each dive day?
 
Please plan on being at the reservoir each day until 3pm. Usually the dive days are done before this, but each group is a little different and timing is based on each group.
 
How much is the Entrance Fee?

As of May 2011, the daily park fee is $10. Please note this is per day/ per car.
 
What should I bring?

We recommend bringing the following:
  • Your SCUBA gear (either owned or rented), consisting of a regulator, BCD, wetsuit, weights, mask, fins and snorkel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Clothes for inclement weather. Of course we hope for sunny days, but weather happens
  • Water. We will have water and lemonade but it’s a good idea to bring a little extra water of your own
  • Towels, beach chair
  • Snacks. We will  fire up the grill and have Hot Dogs and chips for everyone.  Since it is a long day please feel free to bring some munchies in case you get hungry.  You also may think about bringing some shade and/or chairs. We will have our awning set up, but space is limited.

 

Blue Hole, New Mexico -

 

 

Are you scheduled to do your dives with us at the Blue Hole in New Mexico? Below is every detail you will need to make your weekend fun and successful!
 
I’m scheduled to do my dives at the Blue Hole, where is it?

During the spring and fall (usually May and October) our Open Water Weekend is held at the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.
To reach the Blue Hole, take I-25 south past Las Vegas, New Mexico. Approximately 5 miles south of Las Vegas exit on Highway 84 south to Interstate 40. Go east on I-40 to Santa Rosa. It takes approximately 6 to 6 1/2 hours from Denver, depending on weather conditions and number of stops made.
 
What time do I need to be there?

Divers need to be in the parking lot or the Blue Hole at 8 am. Divers must pay the park fee ($10 as of May 2011) at the main office. 
 
How long is each dive day?
 
Please plan on being at the Blue Hole each day until 3pm. Usually the dive days are done before this, but each group is a little different and timing is based on each group.
 
How much is the Entrance Fee?

As of May 2011, the daily park fee is $10. Please note this is per day/per person.
 
What should I bring?

We recommend bringing the following:
  • Your SCUBA gear (either owned or rented), consisting of a regulator, BCD, wetsuit, weights, mask, fins and snorkel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Clothes for inclement weather. Of course we hope for sunny days, but weather happens
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Towel

 

Homestead Crater, Utah -

 

 

Are you scheduled to do your dives with us at the Homestead Crater in Utah? Below is every detail you will need to make your weekend fun and successful!
 
I’m scheduled to do my dives at the Homestead Crater, where is it?

During the winter months (November thru early April) our Open Water Weekend is held at the Homestead Crater in Midway, Utah.
 
Homestead Crater is located just 15 minutes from Heber City, Utah and there are several routes to take.
 
Here are a couple -
 
 
Easy Route -
 
Go north on I-25 towards Cheyenne, Wyoming. Head west on I-80 (approximately 400 miles) to Highway 40. Take Highway 40 south for approximately 15 miles to Heber City, Utah. Watch for the turn off to Midway and the Crater, just before you reach Heber City.
 
Scenic Route -
 
Take I-70 west to  Rifle CO. Then take Hwy. 13 North to Hwy 64. Head Northwest on Hwy 64 to Hwy 40. Continue West on Hwy 40 to Heber City Utah. In Heber City turn left on 100 South and follow the signs to the Homestead Resort, (approximately 7 miles).

 

 
What time do I need to be there?

Divers need to be in the parking lot of the Homestead Crater at the appointed time.  Times vary so, varify the meeting time when you pick up your rental equipment for the weekend. 
 
How long is each dive day?
 
Please plan on being at the Crater each day until 3pm. Usually the dive days are done before this, but each group is a little different and timing is based on each group.
 
How much is the Entrance Fee?

As of January 2012, the daily park fee is $27.00  Please note this is per day/ per person.
 
What should I bring?

We recommend bringing the following:
  • Your SCUBA gear (either owned or rented), consisting of tanks, regulator, BCD, wetsuit, weights, mask, fins and snorkel
  • Warm clothes, for when you get out of the water
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Towel