There is Management on site, and dive shop concession on site with refreshments. Blue Hole water clarity and depth are among the features that enhance the training and ability to communicate during exercises to improve diving skills.
Fishing is not permitted at Blue Hole. Swimmers, Pets, or Children are allowed and fees may apply. Blue Hole is a well maintained and landscaped facility dedicated to Scuba Diving Training. Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Dive Master, and Diving Instructor Training can be completed at Blue Hole. Rescue, Law Enforcement, College, and Military groups regularly utilize the Lake's facilities. A variety of aquatic life flourishes in the Lake. No fishing, or use other than Scuba Diving, free diving or recreational swimming. Training is allowed at the Blue Hole. Recreational swimming at Blue Hole is by permit only and scheduled hours for swimming are posted. Lake management seeks to maintain a pristine natural lake environment and has taken measures to channel surface runoff water from polluting the Lake.
Water Conditions: You can dive the Blue Hole year-round (winter is actually the busiest season), thanks to the constant spring flow that keeps the water temperature at a stable 61 degrees. A 7-mil wetsuit is considered the minimum thermal protection. Visibility is a consistent 100 feet.
Dive Equipment and Air: Santa Rosa Dive Center, (575) 472-3370 is located next to the Blue Hole, and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until the last diver is served. The shop rents gear, tanks and offers air fills, but does not provide instruction. Shop owner Stella Salazar will also open on weekdays by appointment for certified divers and groups if you call ahead.
For More Info: Contact the Santa Rosa Visitor Center at (575) 472-3763.