Scuba diving in Auburn
Auburn is the county seat of Placer County.
Auburn diving offers a wide diversity of underwater charms.
Enjoy diving Lake Tahoe with its wide diversity of dive
abundance underwater life. Beginner divers, experienced
divers and wreck divers will find their target in this
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Auburn dive centers
for safety, additional information, level required for each
dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our
readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.
Average annual temperature: Between 14°C and 29°C
(58° F and 85° F).
Average Water surface temperature: 23° C (75 °F).
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 20
and 100 feet (6 to 30 meters).
Coldest time: December
Warmest time: August
Possible to dive all year round.
Auburn offers some very good and varied diving. The
dive sites in the area have lots to offer; deep, shallow and
wrecks dive sites. Tahoe Lake is not far from Auburn and it
has a wide diversity of dive sites. If you a night diving
fan, then you will find it interesting to dive in here.
Rainbow trout, crawdads, sucker fish and sculpin are
frequently spotted on the dive sites.
Some of Auburn dive sites.
S.S. Tahoe was constructed in 1894. The Queen of the
lake as some calls it, was deployed in the bottom of Lake
Tahoe at a depth of 400 feet (121 meters). It is the deepest
dive site in Lake Tahoe and located in Glenbrook Bay.
Dollar Point Wall is located on the North shore of
the lake. This wall drops to 260 feet. It is an advanced
dive site you can access it only by boat.
Rubicon Point is a great dive site. You can recognize
it by the granite cliff rising 200 feet (61 meters) above
the lake. It is a very popular dive site that suits advanced
divers. It is a great spot for deep wall diving. The wall
drops down to 100 feet (30 meters) into water. The
visibility is excellent in this spot from 70 to 100 feet (21
to 30 meters). The site is home to schools of fingerling
Emerald Bay is located south of Rubicon Point; it is
one of the most beautiful dive sites in the area. It is only
accessible by boat. This spot offers great shore diving. Two
barges were deployed in this area at a depth of 35 feet (10
Stateline Wall is considered the second best wall in
the area. The wall consists of giant granite boulders
stacked on top of each other. The visibility is great here
reaches 80 feet. This dive site is recommended for advanced
Baldwin Beach is an interesting dive site. It is
located on the southeast shoreline of Lake Tahoe. The bottom
consists of loose sand. The visibility here is low, 30 feet
(9 meters). What attracts divers to this spot are the
submerged trees. These old trees can be found at a depth
range of 12 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters).