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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 sites and abundance underwater life. Beginner divers, experienced divers and wreck divers will find their target in this charming Lake.

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 trout.

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 meters).

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 diving.

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).
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