Dive the high desert of Northeast Nevada


The shop is owned and operated by Dawn Manning.  She is also the instructor for the classes that Dawn's High Desert Divers offers.  We have been in business for several years now and are the only dive shop between Salt Lake City, Utah and Reno, Nevada.  As such we offer a unique opportunity to the people of Northern Nevada. 

When told that we operate in Elko, Nevada, most people respond "Where do you dive?".  Our classes start in the Elko Municipal Pool and our final class sessions are held at Blue Lakes.  Blue Lakes is about 20 miles south of Wendover (which is right on the border of Nevada and Utah).  For other places we have dived locally go to local dive locations

We are a PADI Dive Center and full service repair shop.  Every year we make two trips to various places in the world.  The first one is usually taken around February or March and the second one about July or August.  To learn more about these trips go to dive trips

As well as being a service center we also are dealerships for many popular brands of scuba equipment, for more info go to gear.  With being a PADI dive center we offer many various certifications, for a list go to certifications or classes offered

To find out where we are at and other contact information go to location.  To keep up in the industry we send our instructor to DEMA (Dive Equipment and Merchandising Association), so that she can find the newest and best equipment to add to our sales floor.

Our Location

546 South 5th Steet
Elko, Nevada 89801
(775) 777-3483
Take exit 303 on I-80
If going east bound take a right off of the ramp or if going west bound take a left off of the ramp.
You will hit a light at Idaho Street -Take a right.
Stay on Idaho Street til you come to 5th street - Take a left.
Cross the bridge and go through the light.
On the right is a white cinder block building, we are the 1st building past it.
For a map go here.

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Local Dive Locations

Blue Lakes

Bonneville Seabase

The Crater - Homestead Resort

Lake Tahoe


Located approximately 20 miles south of Wendover, NV. It is a geothermally heated saline lake, that is about 55 feet deep.

Equipment for Sale

We have a great package, hard pac BC, regulator, gauges, octopus and inflator hose
All for $800.00
This is 30 percent below retail

Great Deals on Tabata, Genesis, IST, and Sherwood

Feel free to call for prices and availability
(775)777-DIVE (3483)


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Cozumel Dive Adventure 2017
July 15th to July 22nd
$1250 per person
+Tips, Taxes, and Fees
Airfare not included
More Details

Come Travel with us!!
Call (775)777-Dive (3483) or e-mail for your reservations


Dawn's High Desert Divers
546 South 5th Street
Elko, Nevada 89801

Come Dive with us!!

PADI Classes Offered
Core Classes
Specialty Classes
Professional Classes
Specialized Advanced Training
Emergency 1st responder
Open Water Referral
Equipment Specialist
Deep Diver
Scuba Review
High Altitude
Wreck Diver
Advanced Open Water
Search and Recovery
Rescue Diver
Multilevel Diver
Master Scuba Diver

  Open Water Diver
Here is where the adventure begins. The door to the wonderful under water world opens.  There is nothing quite like the first breath you take under water. 

In the open water class you will learn all of the basic skills that you will need to be a safe and proficient scuba diver.  The class consists of 5 classroom sessions with 4 quizzes and 1  50 question final. 

You will spend approximately 6-8 hours in the swimming pool learning the skills as you progress from one to the next.  Then we spend a weekend at the lake and do 2 dives on Saturday and 2 dives on Sunday doing each of the skills that you learned in confined water.  This is the Open Water final. 

When this is completed, you are an open water diver ready to begin diving and continue learning.

Cost:  $385.00  Covers everything except your personal gear.  Mask, fins, snorkel, and boots must be purchased before the end of the class.  All students receive a 15% discount on all purchases while in class.

class list

Anthony's Key Resort July 2000
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Travis and Glenas
A sponge
Travis & Glenas
The Dock
Green Moray
Octopus (2)
Octopus (1)
Green Moray
 Octopus 2
Queen Angel
Trumet Fish
Sea Horses (1)
Sea Horses (2)
Queen Angel 
Trumpet Fish
Sea Horses
Sea Horses 2
Spotted Drum
Spotted Drum
Fiji Trip July 2001
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Anemones 2
Anemones 3
Angel Fish
On boat
Erin and Roy
Erin Underwater
From Boat
 Lion Fish
Lion Fish 2
Main Bure
Puffer Fish
Scott teaching
Scott Underwater
Travis and Erin

Related Links
Homestead Resort
PADI's Offical Web Site
Rodale's Scuba Diving
Scuba Course

We are a PADI Dive Center

Our instructors are certified to teach
PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Medic First Aid
PADI Advanced Open Water Plus
PADI Rescue Diver Certification
PADI Specialty Diver
PADI Master Diver Certification
PADI Dive Master Certification
PADI Nitrox
IANTD Advanced Nitrox