Of all the Utah dives I think Sand Hollow is my favorite. The water is usually warm, the visibility is good, and for a local dive there is a lot to see.
Diving is done in Sand Hollow Reservoir a few miles south of Hurricane, Utah. On I-15 take exit 27 towards Hurricane. At the south end of the town turn left at the signs for Sand Hollow State Park. Follow the road, and the reservoir is on the left side across the street from Sand Hollow Resort.
What to Expect
Sand Hollow State Park requires a use fee so be prepared. Pay the fee, skip past the paved road on the right, and there is a little dirt road on the right leading down to the shore where diving is done.
Last time I dove it was in September, and the water was a wonderful 84 degrees. Entry is done on the shore, and there are guidelines straight out from the buoy shown i the picture. The guidelines can take you to the various planted attractions including:
- A toilet
- A VW van
- A missile
- A plane
The fish are also super friendly. I put together a video of a dive I did last year:
Good luck on your next adventure!