Posted August 15, 2018 09:07:10 The St Augustine Resort& Spa (StUAS) is about to launch the first underwater adventure in Utah, the resort’s owner said Tuesday.
“We’re really excited about the prospect of diving in this unique and exciting environment,” said Paul Pashnick, who will oversee operations for the resort from the Utah River to the Utah Sea.
“The StUAS is a truly unique and inspiring place that we’re really proud to call home,” he added.
Pashnick is president and CEO of StUAs parent company, Utah River & Lake Tahoe Corp.
Pasadena, California-based StUas is the first resort in the state of Utah to operate an underwater experience.
The Stuas, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, opened in December 2019 and is operated by the StUaks owner, StUats parent company and the company’s subsidiary, Stuats Riverkeeper.
Pashesnick, a longtime entrepreneur, said his goal is to “provide a unique and thrilling experience to our guests.”
“I’m excited to introduce this new underwater adventure to our loyal guests and to the world at large,” he said.
The dive will be part of the Stuás Riverkeeper Project, which aims to increase awareness about the health and safety of the water.
“It’s something we’re very proud of,” Pashneck said.
“This is not just a one-off experience, but we’ve been able to provide our guests with an amazing, truly immersive experience.”
Pashneck is the third person to work on the project.
The first was the former head of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Robert Hahn, who died in February 2019.
Hahn died after a fall from a cliff in the Stuvitz National Forest near Salt Lake County.
His death was ruled a suicide.
The first-ever underwater dive was at the Great Salt Lake in 2016.
The Utah River&.; Lake Taho has about 830 miles of water to explore.
It’s believed to be the largest lake in the world, but it is also one of the world’s most dangerous, with water levels that reach up to 1,000 feet above sea level.
The water is not suitable for swimming, boating or even snorkeling, but is considered safe for recreational use.
Stuats is trying to raise $300,000 to build an underwater cave to house its crew.
It also hopes to install a second cave, which it says will be the first to feature a pool for recreational divers, to provide a place for people to swim, swim and dive.
The company is currently in the process of hiring a divers instructor to train new hires and to help the company establish a training center.
The facility will also have an underwater diving center where people can practice diving, Pashnik said.