Carnelian Bay, Tahoe

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Submitted By:
Chris

Submitter Comments:
60' - 100' Viz! ~800' depth. Giant granite walls and lots of fish. 6,223' above sea level. 40-50 degF, so bring your dry suit!

Directions:
 Lake Tahoe. Contacts: Sierra Diving Center 775-825-2147 (Reno) or Adventure Scuba 775-826-5333 (in Reno) or Tropical Penguins 775-828-3483 (Reno) or Strictly Scuba 775-884-3483 (Carson City)


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08/26/2009 Richard from Susanville (Avg: 3.07 Review) - Beautiful water! No dry suit needed either day. Water temp was 65* @ 30 feet, 80 at the surface. Shocking, I know, but No typo. Not much life (lots of crawdads, very few fish). A few artificial 'reefs' (ie, very old engine blocks, some old structures of historical interest). Parking was a breeze, flush toilets available. Very easy dive, great for a beginner or returning diver such as myself. May get a little boring for advanced divers, but interesting anyway.

01/13/2008 Anonymous (Avg: 3.13 Review) - This site is awesome, and it is a great training site. There is not a lot to see, but you can see Crawdads, Threadfin Sculpin, and tuichubs.


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Diver Averages for  Carnelian Bay, Tahoe  (1=worst, 5=best)


Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  5.00
Bottom Conditions:  4.50
Reef Conditions:  2.50
Animal Life:  2.00
Plant Life:  1.50
Facilities:  4.00
Solitude 3.00
Roads:  4.00
*Site Average:  3.10
   

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.00
Beginner Scuba:  4.00
Intermediate Scuba:  3.00
Advanced Scuba:  2.00
Night diving Scuba:  4.00

Number of reviews for this site: 2

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