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BH Jan ???

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by RonFrank, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    345
    I need to plan a dive in January as its been a couple months......

    I will likely find a buddy, and then schedule and go, but if anyone has anything planned in Jan or has dates they would like to go down post them here.

    I will change the title or start a new thread when we get the dates decided.
     
  2. robint

    robint Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    6,540
    1,150
    We have been having arctic air & snow storms the past couple of weeks here in NM. Roads have been dangerous and I-40 has been closed from here to Santa Rosa several times. I know a few people are over diving this weekend, and I think they are nuts. Our high temp today, here in ABQ, is in 20s. Brrrrrrrr. :errrr:

    That is not to say that we won't have a warm day or two here or there, but it just seems these cold fronts keep blowing across the state every few days... I am blaming California! :cool2:
    So keep that in mind if you drive down.

    robin:D
     
  3. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    345
    20's LOL! We never saw 20F for much of last week.. The high around NewYears eve was like 0.

    Yeah, not interested in how cold it is going to get, or what type of snowfall we may have, just if folks are planning on diving in Santa Rosa in Jan, and when!
     
  4. robint

    robint Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    6,540
    1,150
    wow, here I thought I was giving you helpful information about road conditions and the fact they may be closed.... sorry to bother you.
     
  5. Tjack

    Tjack Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Taos, New Mexico and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    998
    187
    Ron likes to dive in adverse conditions, don't encourage him. Unfortunately I will be working weekends all winter so no BH for me.
     
  6. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: West Texas/NH/CA
    4,579
    2,444
    He will have ample time over the next few weeks as the forecast is rather raw other than a couple of weekdays. Personally I am back to So Cal for work and a weekend of diving Catalina or Anacapa, much more comfy.
     
  7. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    345
    I appreciate the info, but a weather report is something that one can easily obtain. Not much enthusiasm for a trek in January, but we shall see....

    The Tech crowd will be down the third weekend to do Rock Lake.
     
  8. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    345
    Not sure that the water temps in S. CA will be pleasant, but that is what drysuits are made for! :D

    I am always surprised when diving channel islands how few drysuits I see. Maybe half of the folks on the live aboard we did (Peace) were diving dry, the rest were shivering!

    Have fun is SOCAL. I has become on of my favorite spots... but can it really compare to the mighty BH? :rofl3:

    Kevin, are you at BH in January?
     
  9. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: West Texas/NH/CA
    4,579
    2,444
    The water at Anacapa 3 weeks ago was still 56F. There were a few wussies in dry suits but real men know how to tough it out. :D

    I don't mind diving wet, but the SI's can be a real bear. Once the boys are out of college, I will wimp out and buy one.
     
  10. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    345
    I paid around $400 for my drysuit (Bare Nexgen) with undies. It was used, but I have been diving that for maybe 6 years. It is likley the best piece of equipment I have purchased (value vs. cost).

    There is likely some justification for buying the farm (I dove a Whites Fusion, and REALLY liked that), but you can get into a drysuit much cheaper than most believe, and I gotta say the Bare Nexgen is one heck of a drysuit for the $$$.
     

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