Lake Tahoe Altitude Specialty Course Saturday Sept 18th, 2021

Lake Tahoe Altitude Specialty Course Saturday Sept 18th, 2021

Regular price $175.00 Sale

Join Sac City Scuba for scuba diving in crystal clear Lake Tahoe. We will be attempting a minimum of two training dives in Meeks Bay, Lake Tahoe. Upon completion of the 2 altitude dives, participants will receive Altitude Diving Specialty Course certification cards. Students must complete the altitude diver portion of the PADI Advanced Open Water Manual or eLearning before the dive day. 

Gear is not included but available at a student discount of $89. (Normally $120).  Gear will need to be picked up from the shop the week prior to the dives. 

Lake Tahoe is cold water diving. It can be completed in the same wetsuit as one would dive in Monterey. Drysuits are also popular.  Surface temps can be up to 75° in the summer, but don't let that fool you. Lake Tahoe has incredible thermoclines. At depth the water will be easily as cold as Monterey, or colder.

Since there is no way out of the Lake Tahoe Basin without crossing a pass, divers must wait a minimum of 6 hours after diving and be DCS symptom free before leaving the Tahoe basin. Staying overnight after diving is recommended. 

Meeks Bay is roughly halfway up the west coast of the lake. Lodging can be found in either South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, or any points in between.