Should I get a hotel in Lake Tahoe for the Altitude Program:
You should get a hotel or campsite somewhere around the lake at Lake level. You will need to stay at lake level for some time after the dives. Diving at altitude and at lake Tahoe creates a challenge regarding decompression and flying after diving. Leaving the lake after diving the lake requires you to drive up and out of the Tahoe basin. This means you are flying after diving. Your instructor will elaborate more on the subject and your Advanced diver manual contains more information regarding the subject.
Lake Tahoe is a 4 hour drive from San Mateo (without any traffic).
You will really want to get a hotel for the Altitude Course.
We unfortunately cannot reschedule our class dates around events that are happening in Tahoe – but you can always choose a different weekend to go.
Understand the hotel’s cancellation policy. Courses are sometimes canceled due to weather.
Can’t find a hotel in Monterey: Try outlying towns.
There are a lot of great tools out there today to help you find a place to stay such as www.expedia.com, www.priceline.com, www.Google.com and tripadvisor.