Any time of year, Lake Tahoe is a great place to dive. We brave the cold water to experience Lake Tahoe’s amazing visibility, and fabulous underwater topography. Many of Tahoe’s dive sites, like the Sailboat in Hurricane Bay are located on drop-offs that reach into extremely deep water.
Diving these site safely requires skills beyond what’s necessary for diving the shallows. For example, narcosis due to elevated nitrogen partial pressures can affect decision-making and judgment. Also buoyancy issues due to greater compression of the diver’s exposure suit, must be dealt with appropriately in order to maintain control.
When you plan your PADI Deep Adventure Dive, consider carefully the colder temperatures. If you’ll be making that dive in a drysuit for the first time, you’ll need to plan a drysuit orientation dive in advance of the deep dive. For this to be possible, the drysuit dive will have to be scheduled on a different day prior to the deep dive in order to avoid a reverse repetitive dive profile.
Diving in Lake Tahoe is a blast. Diving deep in Lake Tahoe can be spectacular. But, be sure to get the proper training and consider the conditions before jumping in and heading for the bottom. For more information, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.