Waterton Lakes National Park Scuba Diving
The most popular spot for Waterton Lakes National Park scuba diving is the frigid water of EMERALD BAY, offshore from the Waterton townsite. A steamer was scuttled in the bay in 1918. It had been used to haul logs and as a tearoom but now sits on the lake’s floor, attracting divers who find it a novelty to explore a sunken ship so far from the ocean.
No scuba diving equipment rental is available in Waterton Lakes National Park. The closest is at AWESOME ADVENTURES (314 11th St. S., 403/328-5041), in Lethbridge, where you can also get your tanks filled. Full gear rental includes air fills. Through this shop, certification courses and field trips to Waterton Lakes are organized throughout the summer. Stop in on your way to Waterton Lakes National Park for a rundown on all the dives, or ask at the Waterton Lakes Visitor Centre.