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Dive Conditions Morehead City in Late November??

Discussion in 'North Carolina' started by heatherohio, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. heatherohio

    heatherohio Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: NE Ohio
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    My Husband & I are visiting family in the Charlotte Area for Thanksgiving, and want to take a couple days and dive in Morehead. What can we anticipate as far as water temps, viz, .... (I do know that varies, but an average idea would be great)? Also I am looking for some ideas for sites, some shallower wrecks. We have dove in Cozumel to around 85 ft, but currently hold only our OW Cert. Any tips and pointer as always are appreciated. I will check back soon, and we are trying to make plans. Thanks!

    Heatherohio
     
  2. BabyDuck

    BabyDuck Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winterville, NC
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    i hope you end up with a great trip! i'm sure someone else will chime in since i haven't been able to dive this year (baby), but last november temps were still low 80's offshore & viz was phenomenal. inshore is likely to be cooler & dimmer, since the gulf stream is what brings warmth & clarity. some groups to check into - olympus in morehead itself & discovery in beaufort, just down the road.

    i'm also sending you a pm. :D
     
  3. suthnbelle

    suthnbelle ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Hood River, Oregon
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    Heather, If you don't make it out to the coast during the holidays there are some quarries you can dive if you're just dying to get wet. :) There is also a great group of local divers in NC you can hook up with in the Charlotte, Raleigh and coastal area. I hope the weather is spectacular during your visit. I've heard the offshore diving is still good in November and December. I hope to find out for myself in December.

    BTW, there is a sticky at the top of the NC forum with dive charter info. You can find Olympus and Discoveries info there.
     
  4. fireflock

    fireflock Solo Diver

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    Conditions in November really can go either way. It's been blowin' like the devil here lately, so no one has been diving and my guess is that things are stirred up. At the same time, any problems from this storm will be cleared out by the end of the month and it might be beautiful....but you should always have a plan b, just in case.

    My first impression is that Wilmington might have more to offer you with regard to what you're looking for. Are your plans to visit Morehead already set? If so, you best chance for some shallower wrecks would be to hop on an afternoon Saturday or Sunday trip to a wreck like the Indra. Any of the morning trips have the potential to get you in 120' of water, which might be more than your looking for.

    Rich
     
  5. heatherohio

    heatherohio Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: NE Ohio
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    Thanks for the reply... Do you recommend any dive ops in wilimington???
     
  6. fireflock

    fireflock Solo Diver

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    There are 2 majors, aquaticsafaris.com and capefeardivers.com

    My recommendation would be pick the op based on which site they plan to dive. Something like the John D Gill, or Hyde and Markham would be my choice. wilmingtondiving.com has a ton of good information.

    Rich
     
  7. jamiep3

    jamiep3 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maryland's Eastern Shore
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    Hey Rich, think I'll survive in my 5/6/7 next weekend? Not really comfortable enough in the drysuit yet to go offshore.
     
  8. fireflock

    fireflock Solo Diver

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    I think you'll be fine. Water temps on the beach south of wilmington were still around 70 last weekend. Are you coming for the Norwood thing, or just some general diving?

    Rich
     
  9. jamiep3

    jamiep3 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maryland's Eastern Shore
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    Will be there for the Norwood Dive Saturday. May try to get down in time to dive Friday too.
     
  10. heatherohio

    heatherohio Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: NE Ohio
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    What is the Norwood thing you're talking about? I have not found anything about it??? Thanks!
     

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