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Glencoe, AL-Dive Land Park

Discussion in 'Deep Dixie Divers' started by scubamiller, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. scubamiller

    scubamiller Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Alabama, USA
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    sweet diving at Dive Land Park yesterday:

    Quarry, max depth 150' average depth around 45'; first thermocline encountered at 21-25 feet water dropped from 74 degrees to a chilly 62 degrees. This occurs notably at the very top of the tractor trailer body sitting in 40 feet of water. The visibility was 25-35 feet and the bass and catfish were huge and everywhere. Really cool to see the bluegills spawning in beds on the shallow rock outcropping at about 15 feet. Dove it in a 3/2 full suit and really appreciated the 5 mm hood on the second dive...could have used it on the first dive. My dive times were 35'/71 min followed by 1:27 SIT then a 42'/75 min dive. I wish I had time to stay and see the live band they had and do the night dive, but it is a 3 1/2 hour drive for me from Fort Rucker....I need to take advantage of the camping next time (they do a scheduled night dive, with live entertainment every 3rd sat May-Oct), and spend two days diving, not just one...this was a test to see if it would be worth the drive on future dive escapades...kind of a recon if you will.

    Happy diving,
    Mike
     
  2. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    Do you think its wise to make dives to 150' with less than 50 dives under your belt?
     
  3. Slmason.72

    Slmason.72 Solo Diver

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    Location: Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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    Try reading that first post again. I think you missed a few details.
     
  4. joe8mofo

    joe8mofo Solo Diver

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    He was stating the max depth of the quarry; he wouldn't be able to make it to 150' let alone 60' in the exposure protection he was wearing as the water temp is in the 40s year-round after 60'.

    Also 150' is a bit of a stretch, maybe you could get your computer to read 150' if you bury it under some sediment at the far end of the quarry.
     
  5. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
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    LOL, yep, I missed that completely
     
  6. JamesK

    JamesK Solo Diver

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    I have not been to that quarry in about 8 years. Wow. Not a bad place, but I will NEVER do it in a wetsuit again. That water is just too dang cold!!!!
     
  7. Slmason.72

    Slmason.72 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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    Dove at Loc-Low Min in Athens, TN over the weekend. 74 at the surface, 64 below the first thermocline at 20 ft and 55 at 75ft at the bottom.

    If I do much more diving in quarries, I'm definitely thinking about going dry.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2012
  8. bigDave

    bigDave Nassau Grouper

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    As the summer heats up, the upper layer of water will get into the 80s. It can be comfortable down to 30 or 40 feet late in the summer.

    David
     
  9. JamesK

    JamesK Solo Diver

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    Yeah, that is true. My problem is I like to head down below the thermoclines. I probably have about 40 dives there. I dove wet the first ten or so, then switched to dry. Last time I was there we scootered all over and I was very happy I was dry. I am one of the worlds worst cold water weeines.
     
  10. Slmason.72

    Slmason.72 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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    I made up my mind, definitely going dry. I've accepted that I'm also a cold water weenie. Going with a Whites Fusion Bullet. Will also open up some Great Lakes diving for me as I travel to the north coast for business quite a bit.
     

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