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Inaugural Rocky Mountain Oyster gathering

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by Capnsnott, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Wijbrandus

    Wijbrandus Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Denver, CO
    966
    4
    18
    I'll be driving the black jeep Wrangler, most likely with the top down.

    My wife, my other buddy and I are only bringing a single tank each (EAN32). I figure with a max depth of 45FFW, I can make that last two dives well enough, even if they end up being a bit short. We dive wet, so it's not like we'll be impervious to the cold anyway.
     
  2. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    344
    0
    I think two things we should organize is times, and plackards. Plackards are just a Key, and a sign that allow one to drive to the scubabeach. They run a nominal $5, however there is very little sense in getting more than a couple.

    I have a truck, sounds like Greg does as well as Dan, so any of us can haul plenty of gear . So the first ones there should get one. We can share it if necessary.

    Next question, time. I was not planning on getting there much before 8:30-9:00. I figure that the vis will be what it is, and getting there at 6:00 am is not going to result in 80' vis, so why rush. I'm about an hour away. I'm betting the fun will be meeting other divers more so than the awesome :1poke: dives we share, even if diving is enjoyable.

    Dan and I were discussing 9:00, however if others have a desire to make this earlier, no worries. But let's post when we think we want to show up, and then that can help drive who get's plackards. I guess the other thing is how long do you all want to hang?

    In any event, looking forward to meeting those that I have not met. L8R

    PS, anyone ever dive this and find that damn plane??? I'm still getting mixed stories on where it is. The only thing I can confirm is that it is NOT attached to the marker that is about 600' out....
     
  3. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    344
    0
    If you are planning on hitting the toll road, make sure to have some exact change. Fines are like $75, and they have a hidden camera for those that run the toll, and the Bi*ch is that there is no way to get change at some the exits.

    Plan on $5 per vehicle to park at the res, and exact change is a good idea as one can do a self checking (kinda like camping) IF one has exact change at the scuba beach parking area. If not, one must go to the main entrance, and wait in line, then turn around and head back to the scuba beach area parking.

    AND for those that do NOT have directions... good luck... :11:

    Seriously, directions are all over the net, so look if you don't know how to get there. Once one enters the park, look for the Scuba beach signs. Basically take a left shortly after entering the park, and you will run into the parking area. Fill out a self serve envelope, and put the sticky peeler on the window thingy.

    If people really need directions to the area, post, and I'll find the website, or mapquest. It's just getting a bit late to be googling....
     
  4. octotat

    octotat Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chattanooga, TN
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    Man, I never thought I'd be jealous about not being in Colorado to dive. Finally a dive club gets together and I move out of the state. Hope you guys have fun. Found a great quarry near here (Chattanooga) with incredible visibility, but no one to go diving with! Get a crayfish count and post here to make me homesick :wink:
     
  5. Wijbrandus

    Wijbrandus Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Denver, CO
    966
    4
    18
    I'm wondering if anyone knows about any LDS that might be using the Res for training this weekend? I'm really hoping that with Father's Day, it's not a good choice for training.

    If there are, that will make getting a table tricky if we get there later.

    One of my guests lives about 5 minutes from the park. I'll talk to him about getting there early and securing us a place.
     
  6. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    344
    0
    A1 scuba does not use Aurora. UW Phantaseas had an OW class on June 4th. Unfortunately they don't seem to have a OW/AOW/Rescue schedule posted on the web.

    I have no idea what time training classes would arrive if they do have something scheduled.

    Anyone else know?
     
  7. dimitrik

    dimitrik Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Denver, CO
    193
    17
    18
    Okay, count me in. I'll bring a watermellon and a couple bags of chips. I'll also sign up on the calandar.
     
  8. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    344
    0

    Of course then we would all think that you are insane. I can predict, the diving will be fun, but it will suxs!!

    So is Chattanooga in Tenn?
     
  9. Wijbrandus

    Wijbrandus Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Denver, CO
    966
    4
    18
    Suckage is in the eyes of the beholder. And considering the vis, we probably won't be able to tell how much it sucks. :p

    Octo, find yourself a last minute ticket deal. You know you miss the mudpond...
     
  10. Wijbrandus

    Wijbrandus Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Denver, CO
    966
    4
    18
    Just talked to a Staff Attendant at the Res.

    Current surface water temp is 61F. Pack appropriately. :D
     

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