Lake Mead is the largest body of water in the vicinity of Las Vegas, where we are located. Therefore, it is the most common place for Las Vegas based dive instructors to teach. Lake Mead is the largest man-made resevoir in the United States and was created due to the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930's. It's length stretches more than 100 miles and it has over 500 miles of shoreline with a depth of over 500 feet in some places. However, the lake level has been dropping severely due to many years of drought as well as increased population demand in the southwest portion of the county. Presently, the lake is well below it's high level of 1220 feet above sea level established in the year 2000.
Click on the links below to learn more about Lake Mead Diving and the conditions at the lake.