Discover Local Diving
You may remember your PADI Instructor saying, “If you travel to a new location or visit an unfamiliar dive environment, get a local orientation.” Its good advice and easy to do. Contact us for a Discover Local Diving experience. Scuba diving with an experienced local dive professional lets you relax and better enjoy the adventure.
Here in Las Vegas, we are fortunate to have access to one of the most unique freshwater diving areas in the country. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes Lake Mead and Lake Mohave offers a wide variety of diving environments for both novice and advanced divers.
All of our tours are shore dives. In Lake Mead we use a great site called Kingman Wash which is just on the other side of the Dam. About 45 min -1 hour drive from town. This site is great for beginners as well as advanced divers. With a nice shallow gradual sloping bottom you can take your time getting out to a max depth of 50-75 feet. Along the way you may see baby blue gill, catfish, and carp. Occasionally a school of Shad will engulf you. An amazing experience.
Along the river below the Dam, we use a dive site where, conditions permitting, you can dive two states in one dive. The state line between Arizona and Nevada runs right down the middle of the Colorado River. This dive site sits just below a fish hatchery. You may see schools of stripped bass in different life stages as well as catfish, carp and blue gill. This site has a max depth of around 50ft. This site is about an hour drive from town.
In Lake Mohave we dive a site called Cabinsite Point. This site is about 1.5 – 2 hour drive from town. This site has three distinct dives that are all very different. You can dive the school bus, the fast frigate, or take a dive down to see Barry D. Bones. The life here is pretty abundant. Large Mouth Bass, territorial blue gill, carp, and catfish.
If you’d like to do a local tour with us, you will need to have your own transportation to and from the shop and dive sites as well as your own personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel, boots) We have the rest of the gear you will need available for rent, but you will need to transport your rental gear to and from these dive sites as well. Some sites are seasonal so it depends on the time of year you visit as to which sites are available to dive. Check with us to see where we can go. **PLEASE NOTE: Taxi’s and Ride Share providers will not provide transportation to and from these remote dive sites. Your best choice for transportation is a rental car preferably with a little higher clearance for some of these dive sites. The Airport rental car center is close by and they have a great selection of cars and companies to choose from.
- Two dives with a Divemaster or Instructor
Gear rental: $50 (includes BCD, Wetsuit, Hood, Regulator with Computer, 2 tanks and weights)
You are responsible for providing your own personal gear. Mask, fins, snorkel, boots, clips and transportation to and from the shop and dive site.