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OPEN WATER DIVING at Homestead Crater

060619_utahdive_hmed_12p.grid-6x2700 Homestead Drive,  Midway, Utah 84049

The diving area is 60 feet (18 m) wide and the water temperature a balmy 96 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius). The cavern is shaped like an hourglass, with the narrowest point about 35 feet (11 m) wide. The walls of the crater are composed of mineral deposits left by the hot spring waters. Visitors can stay at the on-site Homestead Resort.

Depths to: 65 feet (20 m) but divers are asked to limit their depths to 45 feet (14 m) to avoid stirring up silt.

CraterTunnel-Horizontal_1Visibility: Unlimited
Water temperature: 96 F (35 C) year-round, it’s important to be drinking water to stay hydrated and cool here.
Marine life: None. But so what? The sensation of diving in soothing hot-tub water is reason enough to come. You can find the plastic turtle and alligator in different locations but no marine life has been able to survive the craters hot springs water.
Fee: Diving rates are $22 Monday through Friday, and $28 weekends; a few dollars less for resort guests.
On-site Amenities:

  •  Dive center is in the tunnel leading to the crater.
  •  Equipment rentals are available.
  •  Scuba and snorkeling lessons are taught (by appointment).
  •  Non-divers are welcome to swim around or just sit in Utah’s largest hot tub.
  •  Restaurants nearby and snacks available in the registration office where you check in.

We Recommend: Bring lots of water to drink during scuba diving, and a snack. It will be more exercise for this training.
More information: Visit or call (800) 327-7220. We have the reservations booked in advance, just remember you sign-in fee to go with your application required for the Homestead on-site registration.

Hours Open: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All year-round. See our calendar schedule for the reserved dates to help you plan your certification completion time.