Crater Lake Closed To Divers

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — If you are planning on going for a dive over the holiday weekend, take Crater Lake off your list.

Crater Lake is temporarily closed to scuba drivers due to the threat of invasive species. National Park officials said the closure will remain in effect while they work to prevent microscopic species from being transferred to the lake.

The park superintendent said the lake is becoming more popular with divers, raising the threat that some new creature could be brought in and contaminate the lake’s ecosystem.