What to Pack Scuba Homestead Crater

What to Pack: Homestead Crater Utah

If you’re traveling to the Homestead Crater in Midway Utah, you most likely are getting your Open Water certification for scuba diving, or you might be taking a specialty course.  You will enjoy your time in the Crater more if you pack efficiently for your scheduled time.  See the “what to bring inside” section for more information. The crater is a consistent environment indoors – hot and steamy!  Water temps are in the 90s, so you do not need a wetsuit!

Here are a few things you might want to bring on your trip:

Essentials

  • 2 Scuba Tanks
  • BCD
  • Air Delivery System
  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Swim Suit
  • Log Book
  • Pen
  • Towel
  • Water bottle or jug for drinking

If You’re Already Certified and diving for fun:

  • Certification Card if Already Certified
  • Diving Insurance card (if already certified, and have insurance)
  • Cash for tank refills

Optional

  • Altitude Chart
  • Dive light with tether (Open Water Students – do not bring)
  • Dry Bag
  • Rash Guard
  • Board Shorts
  • Cash for snacks, souvenirs
  • Camera for views from the top!

Weekend Certification Divers

  • Towel – there are small changing rooms but no showers
  • 1-2 Pair Pants
  • 2-3 Shirts
  • 1 Sweatshirt
  • 1 Pair shoes that can get wet (flip flops or booties)
  • 1 Pair dry shoes
  • 1 Jacket (if cooler weather)
  • Hat (if cooler weather)
  • Brush/comb
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

What to Bring Inside The Crater on the Days of Your Dive

Only bring what you need – the area is small, without much storage, and can be very wet.

  • Scuba Tank
  • BCD
  • Air Delivery System
  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Swim Suit (wear it in, you won’t have much time to change)
  • Towel
  • Dry bag

What not to bring inside:

  • Your phone
  • Anything you don’t want wet
  • Anything you don’t want stepped on
  • Valuables

As always, LABEL YOUR STUFF with a phone number!

Reminders / Extras for Pros

  • 02 Kit is on hand at the Crater, but never a bad idea to have your own
  • First Aid Kit (checked)
  • Written Safety Plan
  • Paperwork
  • Spare gear (BCD, regs, weights, etc.)
  • 1 Spare Mask
  • 1 Spare Pair of Fins
  • 1 Save a Dive Kit
  • 1 Tool Kit
  • 1 SMB
  • 1 Cutting Tool
  • 1 Slate
  • 1 Pencil