Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir
USA West


Site Review by
Date: 12/16/2006


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  UWdigger Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Denver Reef:    3.00
State:   CO Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.24
As said by others, it's mostly a place to get wet in Colorado. $5 per vehicle per day. If you go through a dive shop, your gear can be taken to the shore by vehicle (otherwise plan on carrying on your own). The best vis I've had there (in the last eight years of diving) has been about 7', otherwise the average I've encountered is about 5'. Check out the Cessna and on good days you can still find related debris in the diving area. Watch your exit and entry, as the beach can be slippery and gear can easily be lost in the murky waters. Otherwise, this place is good for navigation and night classes. My reason to come here is if you can navigate well in 3-5' vis, you're off to a great start. Night diving is fine too, especially practicing your navigating to site and shore during the dark hours. If you're adventurous enough, do a little bug hunting. Near the end of the Aurora Res season (they close about the last week in October) the crawdads are a good size. FYI, a military installation is adjacent the park and who knows what was dumped in the waters from there (that's where the adventurous part comes in). Happy Diving! K    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2006
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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