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Hello from Arizona!

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by Gnarcosis, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Gnarcosis

    Gnarcosis Regular of the Pub

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    Location: Northern Arizona
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    I haven't been on forums in ages, but noticed that every scuba related Google search led me to this board, so figured I better sign up.

    I've got 6 dives under my belt, and am less than 3 weeks away from going on a Blackbeard's trip. I'm obviously super excited about it.

    Looking forward to reading and learning more from the board!
     
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  2. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Blackbeards will be a lot different than Lake Pleasant. Don't get spoiled with the warm water. Keep diving locally. It makes those trips even better.
     
  3. Gnarcosis

    Gnarcosis Regular of the Pub

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    Location: Northern Arizona
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    I did my checkout dives in lake Pleasant this last December. If I’m not mistaken it was the coldest day in recent history. Water was 52, ambient was in the 40’s. It honestly was not fun. But, that’s not a very typical day as we know.
     
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  4. Tripp09

    Tripp09 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to ScubaBoard! Dive in, the water's fine
     
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  5. Gnarcosis

    Gnarcosis Regular of the Pub

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    Thanks! Happy to be here.
     
  6. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    I'm heading to Lake Pleasant tomorrow, taking my drysuit. Yes, I saw 109° today.
    Blackbeards was a shorty, and that was optional.
     
  7. Gnarcosis

    Gnarcosis Regular of the Pub

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    Location: Northern Arizona
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    Do you not start to overheat in that dry suit? I’ve never used one, but I’d imagine I would be sweating my butt off.
     
  8. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Dive the morning. Out before it is too hot.
     
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  9. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    Have you considered scuba in Puerto Penasco? Would it be anywhere near a day or 2 trip for you. Haven't done it but hear it's not bad. There is a charter boat I think.
     
  10. driftwood

    driftwood Loggerhead Turtle

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    Space on a live aboard is at a premium. Especially when everyone is gearing up. Plan and pack intelligently,

    One of the biggest mistakes I see new divers make is that their gear spreads out into way too big a footprint.
     

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