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New Mexico Bottomless Lakes Sept. 4-5

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by kathyfayre, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. kathyfayre

    kathyfayre Guest

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    Hi -

    I will be camping in New Mexico near Roswell and am interested in scuba diving Lea Lake. Anyone in that area - or know of someone interested?

    I'm looking a diving either the evening of Thursday Sept. 4 or the morning of Friday Sept. 5.

    Thanks,
    Kathy
     
  2. diverjed

    diverjed Manta Ray

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    If you can wait till MOnday (8/11) I might be able to tell you. Have this book at home that lists a lot of dive sites in every state. Doesn't offer details about to go about doing it, just indicates in grid fashion what is diveable and what is not.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The water is clear and :cold: I'm told. Spoke with Inland Scuba of Roswell a couple of years ago (505-623-5015), and I believe he told me that the spring fed lakes have clear water in the high 50 degree F. I think he does dry suit trainging there.

    Anyway, it's always good to call the LDS, so I'll suggest that. If you'll be going north, Stella at Santa Rosa NM Blue Hole can furnish you tanks, weights & air to dive there or Perch lake outside of town.
     
  4. diverjed

    diverjed Manta Ray

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    Elephant Butte is also diveable in NM.
     
  5. kathyfayre

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    Thanks for all the info.

    Know where I can find a buddy?
     
  6. kingdiver

    kingdiver Nassau Grouper

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    Dive solo. Buddies are next to impossible to find.
     
  7. joens

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    New Mexico state parks regulations require a buddy and dive flag .How well it is enforced depends on the staff at the state park.
    Joens
     
  8. kingdiver

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    then you have to educate them on the pony bottle redundant air concept and how that does the buddy job for you.
     
  9. joens

    joens Solo Diver

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    the State Park staff that are divers themselves are in my experience very understanding ,none of them have ever given me any static about either diving solo or not using a dive flag .I do both frequently. the only thing they have said to me is how dare I go diving in front of them when they have to work and cant come along. but the rules are on the book so I am concerned when I go to a new lake where I dont know the staff.
    Joens
     
  10. kingdiver

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    Where do you dive in NM?
     

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