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Phoenix Area Dive Buddies? (Or groups?)

Discussion in 'Southwestern Region' started by AlmightyApkallu, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Mjc357

    Mjc357 Angel Fish

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    Location: Flagstaff AZ
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    Thats not bad. I think the water temp went down to around 60 during our OW dives, and that started around 30 ft. What thickness was the suit you use? It would be nice to get a few dives in over this winter. Would also give me another reason to get out of the snow up here!
     
  2. BB`

    BB` Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    Depending on the computer it reads somewhere 48-52F as the min temp.

    During Feb 20-40ft is normal. This time of year 5ft - can't read you own compass is expected.
     
  3. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    I typically run a good 5mm suit year round. Adding in a hooded vest when it gets cold. Early summer I picked up a 7mm but have not been in cold water to try it.

    The lake has thermoclines and visibility layers as well.
     
  4. Mjc357

    Mjc357 Angel Fish

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    Location: Flagstaff AZ
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    Cool. So I guess a 5mm would be a good one to get. I will slowly be buying equipment and was wondering what type of suit I should be looking at. Probably wont be doing any tropical locations for awhile, so a 5mm would probably work for most "local" places like LP, Mohave, and maybe So Cal?
     
  5. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Also depends on how cold tolerant you are. The 5 has served me well for years. Adding the hooded vest did increase the range. It is also a good suit that seals well and has minimal water flushing through it. Good stretch and is very form fitting, not a lot of water pockets inside. For me, it has been a very good suit.

    I have been chilled a couple of times. Really cold a couple (one was when someone helped zip me up and folded the hood making a funnel for the cold water down my back). But for everything except multiple dives in the coldest water I like the 5.
     
  6. Mjc357

    Mjc357 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Flagstaff AZ
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    Im not really sure how cold I can stand or for how long, generally speaking, I dont care for much cold at all, but that alone wont stop me from doing dives. Our OW dives got down to around 60 I think, and that was pretty chilly, but we were wearing shortys (i dont remember the thickness of those, and they were well used). My legs started to cramp up at the end of the 3rd dive, but Im not sure if that was due to the cold or not. Either way it was tolerable for the time we were diving, significantly longer, and I probably would have gotten too cold.
    I can imagine cold water down your back is a little uncomfortable.
     
  7. phxh2odog

    phxh2odog REEF Volunteer

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Phoenix,Az
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    If you're still looking for a dive buddy hit me up. I'm a new diver with the same thoughts and concerns. I have 10 Dives 6 are ocean Dives and the other four are there at Pleasant
     
  8. BB`

    BB` Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    I was out last week. 70F at the surface and 68F at 94ft.


    If anyone wants to get in some dives I am always happy to splash.
     
  9. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Still pea soup or is it clearing up at all?
     
  10. BB`

    BB` Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    3-10ft.


    Still pretty soupy.
     

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