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This is how you get there: as soon as you turn left from peninsula rd towards the road that goes to dirty shirt, you have to take the first gravel road to the right, drive on that road as far as you can get, which will take you close to the Ranger station, that is the place. you turned towards dirty shirt, then took the 1st right.. till you couldn’t go any further, then got in the water.
Swim to the rocky tip that is gonna be on your right and dive to the left towards dirty shirt. you can’t beat this place, if you stay from 40′ to 25′ you’ll see lots of walls and overhangs, I haven’t gone too much deeper than that just because is cold now, but I’m sure that it gets pretty deep there.
I’m glad you liked the spot, water is really high now. I haven’t dove that deep there yet. I usually stay at around 45 to 25 now that is cold. Night diving there is even nicer than day, a lot of fish come out.
Dove the wall by the Ranger station Saturday. Definitely one of the better sites in Pleasant. Walked into the cove and dropped down on the ledge at about 10′. Went over the ledge and dropped to the bottom at about 60′. Water temp 54 deg. No significant thermocline felt. Viz about 10′. A little bit of a current pushing us into the wall. Found a couple of small pseudo caverns at the bottom of the wall, maybe about 8′ of penetration before hitting the back or getting too small to go any farther. Definitely a repeat site. Also looking forward to checking this site out in August or September when it’s dry. – Kris
Go to this link for a fantastic over view of Scorpion bay by Garrett.
The best dive site in LP May be gone forever because of new marina
33º 52′ 21.12″ N
112º 17′ 37.18″ W
Is (Was) know as some of the best diving at lake Pleasant. New marina owner MAY let diving continue, but completion of the new marina may be a year or more in the future.
“This spot is diveable while the lake is full; early spring until mid summer. This dive site is referred to as “The Wall” because depending on the lake level a wall starting at 15-20′ drops to depths of over 60′ in some places. The wall has many crevices, overhangs and small caverns to explore. There is a sharp thermocline generally around 30-35′ where the temp and viz drop dramatically. The fun thing is as the lake level drops the thermocline stays a consistent depth and you are able to explore more of the wall without having to endure the drop of temp and loss of viz, making subsequent dives unique.
The wall is also somewhat of a fish habitat and many of the lake species can be observed here. Some of the fish that are regularly spotted are Bass, Bluegill, Carp, Catfish and Crawdads. The fish have no fear of divers and some show a genuine curiosity.” Garrett