Open Water Weekend

Aurora Reservoir – (June thru early September)

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!


Where is it located?

Aurora Reservoir is located in Aurora, Colorado. You can find directions here…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. Divers must pay the park fee 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 January 2017, 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 and/or lunch, water
  • 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 – (During the spring and fall (usually May and October)
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!

 

Where is it located?
The Blue Hole is located in Santa Rosa, New Mexico and there are several routes to take.

 

Easy Route –

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 ($8 as of May 2017) 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 January 2017, the weekend permit fee is $8. Please note this is 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 – During the winter months (November thru early April)
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!

Where is it located?

Homestead Crater is located in Miday, Utah and there are several routes to take.

 

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 2017, he daily entrance fee is $28.00  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