Diving Overview for Nevada
Nevada, so named after the ice-topped Sierra Nevada mountains, is an arid state situated in the western region of the USA and is home to the infamous Las Vagas.
In summer, Nevada temperatures can reach as high as 125°F (52°C) and drop well below freezing during winter. Nevada is a landlocked state so all diving happens in the freshwater rivers and lakes.
Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the US about 30 miles (48km) from Las Vegas. There are several wrecks and walls to explore but the main attraction in the Batch Plant (or Clearing Tank) used during the Hover Dam construction. The Batch Plant is unique diving site unlike any other and now home to freshwater fish species including bass, gill, catfish and carp.
There are dozens of high mountain lakes throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular choices for diving at an altitude of 6225 feet (almost 1,99m). Marine life includes salmon, trout, sculpin and shrimps, visibility is excellent and despite its high altitude, the water never freezes.
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