The Blue Hole 

Fish Eye View
Fish Eye View

Fish eye view from above. You can see the 2 training platforms

A Look Up
A Look Up

A look up from the very bottom of the pool. It's so clear, it feels like diving through air.

Working With Students Under Water
Working With Students Under Water

Fish Eye View
Fish Eye View

Fish eye view from above. You can see the 2 training platforms

The Homestead Crater

The Homestead Caldera, known locally as "The Crater" is a natural hot spring surrounded by a rock dome. It is located in Midway, Utah. It is a commercial location open year round to scuba divers and swimmers. Originally, it was accessed from a large natural opening at the top of the dome, but has since had a tunnel blasted through horizontally for easy access. The Crater began forming 10,000 years ago, and is made of minerals deposited by the rising, heated spring water.

 

It was used in the Danny Boyle film 127 Hours as a shooting location. The film portrays it as existing 300 miles south of its actual location, in Blue John Canyon.

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The Crater FAST FACTS

  • Diameter: 65' at surface, 50' at bottom

  • Depth: Over 60'

  • Temperature: Range 92° - 96° 

  • Visibility: 50' when undisturbed

A View of The Dome
A View of The Dome

An outside view of the crater's dome

The Entrance
The Entrance

The entrance door to crater

The Main Hall
The Main Hall

A view of the main hall, when the sun is right up above the top opening of the dome

A View of The Dome
A View of The Dome

An outside view of the crater's dome

The Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM is a circular, bell shaped sink hole, natural spring pool. It is one of the most popular dive destinations in the US for SCUBA diving and training. It is a clear blue body of water with a constant 64 °F (18 °C) temperature and constant inflow of 4000 gallons per minute. While the surface is only 80 feet (24 m) in diameter, it expands to a diameter of 130 feet (40 m) at the bottom. The Blue Hole is popular with divers and swimmers, too.

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BLUE HOLE FAST FACTS

  • Diameter: 80' at surface, 130' at bottom

  • Depth: Over 80'

  • Temperature: Constant 64° 

  • Visibility: 80' when undisturbed

  • Flow: 4,000 gallons per minute; water recycles every six hours

  • Altitude: 4,600' above sea level making the bottom equivalent of over 100' of depth in the ocean