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Blue Hole Charging for Parking now

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by BigBubbaJ, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. BigBubbaJ

    BigBubbaJ DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Colorado, USA
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    There is an additional charge for parking now, enforced. 5 bucks a day, and I think a 20 yearly option....
     
  2. fire_diver

    fire_diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NW Oklahoma, USA
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    Well, that seals it for me. I won't be making any more treks out to dive the BH. The city apparently only wants to take advantage of us. I bet their local citizens aren't being charged. I know they aren't being charged to swim there, just us scuba divers.

    Thanks for the update.
     
  3. BigBubbaJ

    BigBubbaJ DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Colorado, USA
    580
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    To be fair, they are charging everyone if you wish to park your car. So it's uniform, and only on weekends. Divers will have to pay to park and dive, but you can buy yearly for both and it's still a good deal for a good dive spot.
     
  4. beaverdivers

    beaverdivers ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Thanks for the update!
     
  5. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
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    Is there an option to drive in, get fills, and drive out?
     
  6. BigBubbaJ

    BigBubbaJ DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Colorado, USA
    580
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    Stella says "maybe"...
     
  7. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: West Texas/NH/CA
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    It may actually be a good thing. Not to sound like a spend thrift but even a quick day trip to the blue holes sets me back $125 or so, $5 more does not matter. Fewer people = better.
     
  8. fire_diver

    fire_diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NW Oklahoma, USA
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    Let me know if all the swimmers are gone next time you go.
     
  9. Tjack

    Tjack Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Taos, New Mexico and Georgian Bay, Ontario
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    $5 a day parking for such a great park sounds reasonable to me, I don't begrudge Santa Rosa for making a few bucks. Considering what most divers spend on gear and dive trips $20 a year for parking ain't gonna break the bank.

    Swimmers? We are all swimmers?
     
  10. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Las Cruces NM
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    Just an update But was there Oct 11th and no one said anything about charging for parking still had to pay for the dive permit from Stella.
     

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