Mt. Storm and Vepco Lake

Mt. Storm and Vepco Lake
West Virginia
USA East


Site Review by
 Eric from Winchester
Date: 07/11/2006


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Eric from Winchester Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Winchester Reef:    1.00
State:   VA Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   5 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   16 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    2.21
I did my open water dives here, and have done some refresher work here as well. There is not much in the way of aquatic life: a few catfish, and sporadic vegetation. However, the visibility has always been 20-30 feet when I have been there in the winter. I have heard that the spring and summer are worse due to boat activity. It is an altitude dive for those working on an Advanced Open Water or Altitude specialty course. All in all, it isn't a bad place to dive if you are looking to get wet and you would like to go without a wetsuit in the winter! One note of caution, I, along with a couple buddies, did get hit with hypoxia there. As with any altitude dive, take your time and rest often!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    2.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    2.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2006
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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