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Aurora Res Saturday MAY 1st, 2010

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by BigBubbaJ, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. BigBubbaJ

    BigBubbaJ DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Colorado, USA
    580
    23
    Well, we had the pleasure of being the first divers of the 2010 season. The rangers were very interested in us and the conditions, but they were polite and professional.

    Dive report: Colorado diving at its most typical. Cold and murky. I would say vis was 6' and the temps were 46 deg at the plane.

    The crawdads were still sleeping and I didn't see a fish.

    Lots of organic crud at the bottom... very very silty.

    Give this site a month to settle if you ask me.

    :)

    Justin
     
  2. Mortis65

    Mortis65 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: CO, USA
    84
    14
    Well, just to add to BigBubbaJ's dive report, I'll say that in spite of wind (fair bit), current (little), and a stuck inflater valve (mine) we had a good chilly 23 minutes of bottom time, with 4-6' vis.

    I will say that I learned a number of things diving with J, the most important of which is, don't be afraid to learn how to field strip your gear.

    I don't know much about local lakes, but this one needs to settle.

    Thanks

    Mortis.
     
  3. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    345
    It has been windy of late, and that is likely the root of your poor vis. I've done Aurora this time of year, and had 15' of vis, so I blame Bubba.. I mean the wind!
     

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