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Bozeman Scuba Divers Explore Yellowstone Lake

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Montana is known for its outdoor recreational and adventure sports.

There's everything from whitewater kayaking to extreme mountain biking.

We're here at the beautiful Yellowstone National Park where today we're going scuba diving. And we're going to take a look underneath the surface of Yellowstone Lake.

They prepare the gear, set up their tanks, throw on the dry suits, and take a walk to the lake.

"We decided to come over here today and test an area out right here that none of us have ever dove before,” said diver Hunter Lacey. “We're hoping to see some pretty cool rock structure."

These Montana natives are scuba diving in Yellowstone.

Once in the water, they give one last check to their gear.

Then comes the descent into the depths with hopes of seeing Yellowstone spires.

"Here in Yellowstone you have all the volcanic formations, the thermal features and things like that we can get it and take a peek at," said Carson Henry.

"It's mineralized structures from old hypo-thermal activity,” Lacey said. “There's a series of these all through this one area. There's actually several of them in the park, but this is one we can access from shore."

Once at the bottom, it looks like something from another planet.

"The sounds are different,” said Lacey. “It has a tendency to be dark. We use lights to light things up. It's not unlike flying around another world kind of, I guess."

The recreational scuba divers from Bozeman are far from the Caribbean.

But they get a taste of historic underwater scenery just hours from home.

"I love it,” said Lacey. “There's a certain peacefulness and serenity being under water. The lack of gravity, so to speak, is a pretty cool feeling. It's definitely a bonus when you get to see fun stuff."

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