Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
 

Dive Review of None used in
The Continental USA/Lake Okoboji Northwest, Iowa

None used, Aug, 2006,

by Larry Sensenig, Iowa, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 2717.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving I have been diving in Cozumel, Grand Caymans, & the Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15 to 20 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 1 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments West Lake Okoboji is a "blue water" in northwest Iowa. It is a far cry from diving in the Caribbean, but for land locked Iowa, it is as good as it gets. There have been articles written about this lake in Scuba Diving magazine. There are dive services on the lake if you care to use them. You can shore dive or you can dive off private boats. Maximum depth is 120 feet but not much to see there. Thermocline at about 20 feet. There are some structures (pipelines) in the lake that attract fish, but you have to know where to fine them (check with the local dive store). Fish can be abundant and large (15-20 pounds). When your in Iowa and you just "have to get wet" this is a good place to dive.
Was this report helpful to you?
Bookmark and Share
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 570 dive reviews of The Continental USA and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Want to assemble your own collection of The Continental USA reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page displayed in 0.1 seconds