When Margaret McKenney, an Oregon-based scuba instructor, asked if I wanted to help out with a scuba diving party, I have to admit I was perplexed. Margaret is a force of nature and a well-known and well-liked member of our somewhat obsessed scuba community. Surely she didn’t need my help?
On a quest to find out whether or not Crater Lake was still "diveable" (I'd heard otherwise though no one was 100% sure), I reached out to the National Park Service. Sadly, when they replied, I had my confirmation. For the moment, scuba diving is not allowed at Crater Lake. Here's the message I received.