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Homestead Crater is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 700 North Homestead Drive, Midway, UT 84049. This dive site has an average rating of 3.72 out of 5 from 29 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 61-70ft/19-21m. The average visibility is 36-40ft/11-12m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

There’s actually a miniature dive store right in the tunnel leading to the crater. Complete equipment rentals are available. Scuba and snorkeling lessons are taught here (by appointment). Non-divers are welcome to swim around or just sit in Utah’s largest hot tub. Hours are 10 am to 8 pm, year-round. To fill out your day, the resort can arrange cross-country skiing, snowmobile or sleigh rides, horse rides, golf, mountain biking, etc. Diving doesn’t get any cushier than this.

Exposure Suit:
These luminous azure-blue waters are toasty warm.. No exposure suit is needed. In fact, you may get overheated if you dive immediately after running, tennis, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, etc.

More Info:

Crater Activities:
We offer many activities within The Crater. Whether you want to take a relaxing soak or become certified in SCUBA, your crater experience will be sure to be memorable.

Soak, Swim, or Snorkel:
Take a 40-minute therapeutic bath or swim in our natural mineral water.
Weekdays (Monday - Thursday): $11
Weekends (Friday - Sunday): $16
Snorkeling equipment: $5
All children welcome with swim diapers.

Scuba Experience:
A one-hour scuba diving introduction with equipment included.
Any day of the week: $100

Scuba Dive:
Certified divers can explore the warm waters of The Crater for a maximum of 35-minutes and a depth of 35-feet.
Weekdays (Monday - Thursday): $22
Weekends (Friday - Sunday): $27
Rental equipment: $25
Tank only: $7.50

Scuba Tune-Up:
Includes academic and in-water review to bring your diving skills up to date.
Any day of the week: $100 per person
Equipment not included.

Scuba Certification:
Public certification classes are also offered at The Crater. Classroom study, homework, and in-water pool instruction are included. After passing the certification test, students will receive four crater dives over a two-day period. Starting at $395 per person.

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ScubaDaver - 12/03/2020 7:26 PM
Rating Added: 4
It’s a great site for a dive, but two or more dives would leave you thinking about going somewhere else. But where else are you going in Utah ... in the Winter????
ClimbrJohn - 9/01/2020 6:57 PM
Rating Added: 4
Nice and warm water. Great for training.
wavedave - 1/25/2018 8:39 PM
I just moved down the road from here and I need a buddy. Otherwise I have to pay a guy to be my buddy. Let me know if anyone is available!
WaterBoy700 - 12/22/2020 10:12 AM
Yes I don’t care for payiñg if you don’t have a Buddy either..
WaterBoy700 - 11/09/2015 5:28 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/5/2015. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m.
1 dive decompression diving.

WaterBoy700 - 9/17/2015 1:45 AM
Yes it is very different dive from the other places you
might normally dive in. Very cool, 0r should I SAY
Nitediver - 9/13/2015 12:33 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/11/2015. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
Jmerrill - 6/06/2015 5:26 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/25/2015.
Clear, warm, but no fish or plants. A little dark and eerie
scubabob61 - 2/10/2015 2:49 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/14/2012. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
scubabob61 - 2/10/2015 11:10 AM
I went scuba diving here on 2/28/2010. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
scubabob61 - 2/10/2015 11:08 AM
I went scuba diving here on 2/27/2010. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
WaterBoy700 - 10/08/2014 1:23 PM
Rating Added: 3
Dkauthen - 6/16/2014 1:35 PM
Rating Added: 4
Very nice at first, but you quickly overheat!
JaredLund64 - 6/10/2014 2:17 PM
Rating Added: 3
no fish and limit one tank dive other than that its a nice spot to go for a bit.
scubawertz - 6/08/2014 3:58 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/16/2014. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
Advanced Open Water Certification Dives: Deep Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive. Since the Crater is at 6,000 feet altitude, every dive is an altitude dive.
scubawertz - 6/08/2014 3:53 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/15/2014. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
Advanced Open Water Certification Dives: Altitude Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive.

It was nice diving in warm water, although after the third dive it felt more like I was taking a bath. Pass the soap! LOL
scorpio16nov - 6/11/2014 9:47 PM
Thank you for the update!!!
Hazzkodiak - 8/26/2013 12:30 PM
Awesome place to dive if you’re in the area and it’s unlike anything else I’ve seen.
georoc01 - 7/15/2008 3:15 PM
This is where I did my OW checkout dives. Its very warm, 92 at the surface, 96 at the platform. Makes for an incredible dive after a day of skiing at Park City.