Dive Eagle Point
Eagle Point is right at the mouth of Emerald Bay. This makes it important to watch for boats and use your DSMB if surfacing away from shore. I canoed to this spot from Kiva Beach, where there’s free parking. There’s a rocky “beach” just inside the mouth of the bay that’s reasonable (not great) for shore entry and exit. It is, at least, a ways from where the boats go through.
On to the good stuff: Eagle Point boasts the biggest trout I’ve ever seen while diving at the lake. You’ll find a steep rocky hillside plummeting into the depths here. It’s reminiscent of Stateline Point, just with smaller rocks. There’s a nice shelf to chill on while you’re decompressing with cool rocks and giant sunken trees. The trout hang out there, too, and there are schools of Lahontan redside shiners around the lip.
- Access: Boat to spot, where you can shore dive (I canoed myself there), diveable year round if you can get there
- Surface swim: Minimal. You’ll want to drop early to avoid boats.
- Parking: Free at Kiva Beach if you put in there
- Crowds: You will occasionally see hikers going through the trees behind you, and there are loads of boats cruising by.
- Dive experience level: Intermediate to advanced
- Highlights: Big fish, gets deep fast, cool rocks
Eagle Point depth
Depth in feet
Source: NOAA Chart 18665 (1975) (2016 – depth in meters)