It's been an awesome summer. Now with the cooler nights, we are trying to keep White Rocks Bay warmer with the cover installed. Currently, the Abyss is closed for maintenance. We'll keep you posted on the Grand re-opening. Don't forget to let us know if you are coming out 24 hours in advance preferably and especially on Thursday and Friday but helpful on weekends too. With UEA weekend coming up on October 19th and 20th, we hope to see you out to enjoy the water. Just let us know when you're ready to dive. Heads up, on October 21st, the Great Pumpkin submerges. Come on out and show us your mad underwater carving skills.
We will be open every day during July, but will require an appointment, so be sure to tell us when you are coming our way. Hours of operation will be 9 til 3 on weekdays, and 8 til 4 on Saturdays and Sundays.
On September 9th, the Shine Fest people will be doing a lantern festival at Seabase- you need to book it with them online. We will be open to the public for diving and snorkeling, but just until 4PM, and the Fest will be after that and is a different issue-get your tickets before the price goes up! I understand that mermaids will be swimming around in Seabase before the lantern party!
- note that there are other companies that put on lantern festivals-check their track record, as they seem to have poor business practices.
We are seeing a few degrees of warming, and the water is still clear-and business is picking up-we hope to see you out here soon also!
We have a new selection of t-shirts and a great hoodie-come and see!
We have endured a year of bizarre weather, with great hopes for a more stable climate for the rest of the winter. Those of you who have been diving here this year can see how clear the bays are, and that the visibility makes the colder water almost tolerable-right? We are now a great place to learn how to use drysuits, practice rebreathers, such things that we were, in the past, a bit too warm for-so while we wait for summer, lets adapt! Another benefit of coming out now-We offer free fish food for you to take down to the fish so they can stay in their warm nooks and crannies, -so take advantage of that and come on out!
As this year comes to a cold end, there is a new year to look forward to. Meanwhile, there are some changes to Seabase this year, and one is the erection of a huge solar array. The solar company told us that by using solar, we are saving the environment 126,582 pounds of Carbon dioxide emissions from going into the atmosphere each year, and are providing the equivalent of planting 1382 trees per year.
We have loyal divers who brought out Christmas decorations-and installed a Christmas tree in the bottom of Habitat Bay-(raise your hands if you saw it this year) and with the great vis, dress up in your warmest wetsuit and come on out-the fish are easy to find, as they hang around the warm vents, and we provide free fish food to take down to feed them during the cold months.
We are still open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but please make a phone call or email us some notice that you are coming!
Happy New Years, all of you!
Linda, George, Ron, Selin and Lynda Lou.
We are experiencing colder than normal water temperatures, A theory is that the Great Salt Lake level is very low, due to the drought, and not pushing down on the aquifer, so water is not rising as fast as normal, therefore not warming the bays as much as it did. The fish are staying in the warm vents, so far, and most seem to be doing OK. It is still good diving, but be sure to plan on bringing or renting a good wetsuit to have a good experience. White Rock bay is down to 56 degrees, Habitat Bay is 54, and the Abyss is 75 degrees.
Diving is much nicer in the mornings and mid day, since the mountains to the west cause an early dusk-not much fun, if you can't see the fish!
October 27th, 2016
Another amazing week here at the Seabase!
It was busy last week with students doing their open water assessments and some underwater pumpkin carving!
Habitat bay seems to still be on the cooling trend, and while this makes diving there a bit chillier, the fish have mostly moved to White Rocks bay where it is warmer. It is hard not to see a lot of fish there and if you bring a bag of food, you are sure to be swarmed! Keep your fingers in close and watch as the life of Seabase comes to you.
Halloween is right around the corner, and October 22nd saw our annual underwater pumpkin carve. With a dive knife and pumpkin, these divers were able to show us your skills and win cool prizes, like dive computers, masks, dive bags, shirts, hats, etc. Young Z. Zoun was busy keeping things in order, and the day was a success. Entry fee was free, and a lot of people made it fun. Come join us for the next fun day, and hopefully, meet some new dive partners.
This weekend, our wonderful friends from Casper are busy with classes, and they do small groups at a time, are easy to work around-c'mon out!
We hope you are all doing well! Keep blowing bubbles!