Scuba Dive and Snorkeling classes on Lake Mead in Las Vegas

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Diving Conditions

Lake Mead is one of those dive destinations that has every range of conditions imaginable for a lake in the middle of the desert. The Water temperatures range any where from the high 80's to the low 50's. Lake Mead is one of the to five fresh water dive destinations in the U.S. With over 2000 wrecks and numerous underwater mountains, cliffs, walls and caverns, Lake Mead affords Snorkeling and Diving opportunities from Beginner to Technical.

Make sure you bring a jacket to keep you warm during the ride to the dive site and after the dive. Even during the hottest months, you can still get a bit chilled after two dives or on a night dive. Also, even though the boat has a sun screen canopy, make sure to bring sun screen and some sort of hat to keep you protected.

June - September

Water Temp. 75 - 85 Degrees
Air Temp. 80 - 110 Degrees
Thermo Protection- No Wetsuit to Full Wetsuit no hood or gloves needed
Visibility- 30 to 40 feet
October - February
Water Temp. 70 - 58 Degrees
Air Temp. 90 - 60 Degrees
Thermo Protection- Full Wetsuit with hood and gloves to Full Wetsuit
Visibility- 50 to 70 feet

March - May

Water Temp.  78 - 65 Degrees
Air Temp. 75 - 100 Degrees
Thermo Protection-  Full Wetsuit to Shorty or Lycra
visibility- 50 to 30 feet

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