Is scuba diving allowed in any of the lakes around Bishop?
Well, I've never heard that brought up. There wouldn't be much to see, not sure why you would want to go scuba diving - except perhaps to check where the fish are hiding LOL. And the water is very cold, obviously.
This is nothing in the California state freshwater fishing regulations that prohibits using scuba gear that I can find.Edited: 02 July 2015, 12:22
Thanks for your answer.
It's hard to explain, other than to say, water is my element, and diving - just being in the water - is my natural high. There doesn't have to be any shipwrecks or coral reefs - although those are fun too!
I have been working as a commercial offshore diver. I'm heading for a new job in Bishop (on dry land), and was worried about diving withdrawals! : )
Well, different strokes, I guess 8-). If you do go, just remember to stay well away from the shore -- the fisherman won't appreciate your presence if it means fouling their fishing lines.
Or scaring their fish away....:~)
I didn't want to mention that, but yeah... 8-).
I would be VERY careful about getting into a fresh water lake in Bishop after a young woman died from a brain eating amoeba after swimming in a lake there
Good to know, Inyogirl. Still... scary stuff.