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Recent Lake Pleasant conditions/reports

Discussion in 'Southwestern Region' started by booth22, May 21, 2008.

  1. scubajcf

    scubajcf Dive Travel Professional

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    I've seen that track. I am pretty sure (not definitive) that is the track they use to move the channel marker buoys as the lake levels change.
     
  2. Rudebob

    Rudebob Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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    Dove Vista Point Saturday with my son and had a good couple of dives. We set up with Bill and met Clay for the first time. Water temps and conditions were pretty good for this time of year. Since we only have 7 mils fullsuits or 3 mil shorties we opted for the latter since it was too hot at shallow depths and S.I.’s for dealing with the thicker suits. This also limited our depth to the first thermocline about 27 - 28' since my son has no body fat and does not like to colder temps. We typically followed the shoreline at this depth but would drop through the thermocline every now & then to cool down a bit. Actually at this depth we had good visibility, plenty of ambient light, saw a lot of fish for Pleasant, and long dive times (~ 70 minutes with plenty of air to spare).

    We also scored a few "treasures" including a pair Spy sunglasses in perfect condition, a like new 20lb. Navy style anchor (good thing my Ranger has 44 lbs of lift), and nice dry snorkel. Finding all this stuff really has me thinking that a trip back to Humbug bay on a Monday after the weekend party crowd might yeild some fun finds.

    Seeing the 40 lb + catfish was cool as well. I have heard other divers talking about seeing big cats at depth but this was the first monster I have ever seen bigger than 8 lbs. What was also interesting was the fact he was only in ~ 25'. I just wish I had brought my camera.

    Anyway, Clay, it was nice to meet you and if do ever decide to try a boat dive from your Chaparral please keep me in mind. As always, Bill, it was good to see and dive with you. If you, or anyone else for that matter, are interested in doing another night dive sometime soon let me know.

    MG
     
  3. ChaparralMan1974

    ChaparralMan1974 Guest

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    Location: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
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    Hi Mike! It was great meeting you as well!! I really like your idea of going to Humbug. I bet there are a lot of treasures on the bottom out there. If I can talk my wife into going so that my boat doesn't float away while I am under water, maybe we can organize a trip. I will see if I can coax her into it. Also, I know that there is some good diving over by the 1702 marker up the channel.


    Cheers, Clay
     
  4. AzDiver23

    AzDiver23 Solo Diver

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    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    Anyone going diving this weekend? Mike, Bill, Steve???? Anyone?? :confused:
     
  5. Rudebob

    Rudebob Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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    Hey Josh:

    It is probably not too likely I will be able to make it out this weekend but if it turns out that plans fall through I could be up for it. I still hope to get out for a night dive sometime soon but it won't be until next week at the earliest. Too much going on right now.

    mg
     
  6. PhxSki

    PhxSki Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Peoria, Arizona
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    Josh:

    I will be available Sunday morning. 7:00 am at Vista Point?

    Mike:

    I'm up for a night dive Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. If interested, let me know.

    Regards, Bill
     
  7. ffhamm

    ffhamm Divemaster

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    I may be up for something Sunday


    Jeff
     
  8. PhxSki

    PhxSki Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Peoria, Arizona
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    I will be at Vista Point on Sunday morning at 7:00 am (west side of the boat ramp). Anyone who is interested in joining me is more than welcome.

    Regards, Bill
     
  9. ScubaDubaDo

    ScubaDubaDo Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Chandler, AZ
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    I just got back from a two-tank dive this morning with Arron at the Spillway. Water was nice and warm above 28 feet. Below that it dropped but still felt kinda nice for a bit with the heat. From 0-18 feet there was about 15 feet vis and it dropped to 5-10 feet vis below that. All in all, the dives were nice even though we didn't see a whole lot...
     
  10. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    Did two dives today (OW check-outs) and had a blast, warm water, lots of fish, and decent vis.
    Water temp was 84ish, and we were at Biesmeyer Point (or however it's spelled!). Perfect weather this morning also didn't hurt!
     

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