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Diving in Colorado

Explore diving in Colorado

While Colorado may be surrounded by land and home of the Rocky Mountains, the state has plenty of water escapes to explore below the surface. Whether that's diving with sharks at the Denver Aquarium, exploring the state's beautiful lakes, or enjoying Colorado's many reservoirs, there is more than enough to keep any diver occupied below the surface.  

Carter Lake is a wide reservoir three miles long and one mile wide, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies. Divers can see kokanee salmon and trout here. Turquoise Lake is another great freshwater dive with depths up to 100f/30m. Turquoise Lake is just outside of Leadville, Colorado with 1,780 acres of cold mountainous water filling the lake.

When to dive in Colorado

Carter and Turquoise lake are open to divers all year but we always recommend to contact the local site ahead of time to make sure.

The water is cold year round so a dry suit and thermal undergarments is recommended but a 7mm might be fine in the summer months.

 

 

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Colorado is well connected with the rest of the U.S. and major international destinations. Denver International Airport has nonstop services to many international destinations including Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Switzerland and the UK.

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+720
Currency
USD
Voltage
120 V
Pressure
Bar (bar)
Languages
English
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Denver Intl (DEN)

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