Diving Overview for Colorado
Colorado is one of the Mountain States situated slightly to the West of the USA. This landlocked state encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains and is famous for its vast areas of natural beauty from stunning mountains to beautiful lakes and abundant wildlife.
Diving occurs in the several Lakes and reservoirs of Colorado all surrounded with breath-taking views of the Rocky Mountains.
Aurora Reservoir has an area reserved purely for diving. There's a shallow twin engine beach craft and a surprising number of crays and carp to look at. Visibility can be upto 25 feet but can dissappear quickly as the bottom is very silty, you will need a fishing license if you want to barbeque any crayfish after your dive!
Twin Lakes reservoir and Turquoise Lake are fairly close to each other and offer some pleasant diving. Both these sites,along with a lot of the Lakes in Colorado, are at altitude and dive centres often require you to have altitude training. Carter Reservoir is another popular location at almost 200 feet deep it offers clearer waters with trout and salmon.
Dive sites in Colorado are not the best in the world but there is a surprising amount of beauty beneath the fresh Lake waters and the stunning scenery around you more than makes up for the limited marine life.
Some areas require dive permits and you may need a fishing license that your dive centre can organise for you. Diving is possible all year round although far more popular during summer. Most dive sites are also frequented by fishermen so keep an eye out for fishing hooks and a thick wetsuit is recommended.
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