Watch for Divers – Spirit Lake, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 43° 25.497 W 095° 05.560
15T E 330608 N 4810133
Quick Description: Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities in the Okoboji Lakes area.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2011 7:19:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMBZJD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
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Long Description:
Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities in the Okoboji Lakes area. This flag is one of many found along the shoreline alerting boaters to avoid areas where divers are present. Spring is a better time for this underwater activity as clarity is often greater than 40 feet; later in the summer it decreases considerably. There are three pipelines (Pillsbury Point, Milford Tower and the Inn) to check out as well as a 1940’s truck that broke through the ice in Smith Bay. Numerous boat wreckages litter the bottom as well, and a wide variety of fish and turtles are always a joy to see.
Water Type: Lake

Salinity: Fresh

Access: Boat (day trip)

Maximum Depth: 136

Typical Visibility: Fair (26-40 ft)

Has Reef?: yes

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Ship/boat

Underwater Life: fish, turtles

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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