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Scuba Diving : New Mexico Santa Rosa City of Lakes with Santa Rosa Lake State Park, Route 66, Lodging Santa Rosa Scuba Diving Restaurants
Permit Request Form : New Mexico Santa Rosa City of Lakes with Santa Rosa Lake State Park, Route 66, Lodging Santa Rosa Scuba Diving Restaurants

Scuba Diving : New Mexico Santa Rosa City of Lakes with Santa Rosa Lake State Park, Route 66, Lodging Santa Rosa Scuba Diving RestaurantsWhile the landscape around Santa Rosa is more semi-arid ranch country than desert, it's true! Santa Rosa is a scuba diving mecca. There's the famous Blue Hole, a geological phenomenon. The natural, bell-shaped pool is 80 feet deep and has astonishing clarity and a constant water temperature of 64 degrees. There's even a training platform at 20 and 25 feet.

A privately-run nearby dive store at Blue Hole supplies air tank refills and air tank rentals (bring certification card). You can buy a scuba diving permit at the Santa Rosa Visitor's Center weekdays 8 -5 or Saturday at Blue Hole. Application form is online @
www.santarosanm.org 575-472-3763 Another diving attraction is a twin-engine plane 55 feet down at the bottom of nearby Perch Lake.

 

 

 

 

BLUE HOLE FAST FACTS

  • Diameter-80' at surface, 130' at bottom
  • Depth-over 80'
  • Temperature-constant 64°
  • Visibility-80' when undisturbed
  • Flow-3,000 gallons per minute; water recycles every six hours
  • Altitude-4,600' above sea level making the bottom equivalent of over 100' of depth in the ocean
Scuba Diving : New Mexico Santa Rosa City of Lakes with Santa Rosa Lake State Park, Route 66, Lodging Santa Rosa Scuba Diving Restaurants Scuba Diving : New Mexico Santa Rosa City of Lakes with Santa Rosa Lake State Park, Route 66, Lodging Santa Rosa Scuba Diving Restaurants

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