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Salt River Diving

Discussion in 'Southwestern Region' started by SCUBAholicEd, May 27, 2008.

  1. stnichols

    stnichols Photographer

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    If you go to the Salt River Ranch the kayaks they rent are dive kayaks. You can take all your scuba gear with you. I've done that several times.

    We once did a drift dive in full gear from entry point 1 to sheeps crossing. It was very interesting but I'm not sure I want to try it again

    Stephen
     
  2. ScubaSteve2000

    ScubaSteve2000 Solo Diver

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    What happened?

    Steve.
     
  3. SCUBAholicEd

    SCUBAholicEd Nassau Grouper

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    Yea, you want to be in the tube in the rapids. That is the "tubeing" part. YOu also need to have some one hold your tubes or tie a rope to them while you are snorkeling. They will get away from you.
     
  4. azspearo

    azspearo Angel Fish

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    Cindy on that day we didn't drift the river. We did dive the first good rapids and at the bridge.
    I went the previous week and 4 of us drifted the river and three in the group were on tanks. I was freediving and it was funny to see my friends take the rapids with all their scuba kit on.
    If you do float the river with or without tanks I would suggest a tube to help you get through the rapids.
    I have only once floated the river without a mask, most boring trip.
    If you get motion sickness easy don't spend too much time staring at the grass in the water as it can make you very sick.
     
  5. Cindy Fox

    Cindy Fox Angel Fish

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    Thanks, all!

    Great advice! I will tie a leash onto my tube. :) I used to kayak down the river and I have had places where I had to walk my on it's leash when the water was low, so that's why I wanted to snorkel rather than SCUBA. :)

    Well, I'll just drag husband and kids out and give it a try! :)

    Take care, c.

    Cindy Fox
     
  6. ewilly

    ewilly Angel Fish

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    I am thinking about trying this with a tank on Friday the 17th if anyone is planning to be out there let me know via PM.
    I will be planning to go early like 8AM if I go!

    THX,
     
  7. ffhamm

    ffhamm Divemaster

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    I dont really want to make a whole day out of it drift dive style, but, I am interested if you want to pick a location and kill a tank or two.

    Let me know,
    Jeff
     
  8. ewilly

    ewilly Angel Fish

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    I'm sorry I just saw your post - didn't go after all. Maybe next time.

    E
     
  9. azspearo

    azspearo Angel Fish

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    Freedove the Salt at the bridge on Sat., temp was around 70F with vis at 6-8'. Lots of trout if your looking to do some fishing.
     
  10. deepdivered

    deepdivered Nassau Grouper

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    so this page is looking dead. lol water to cold i would guess. so i am itching to go diving. i am finishing my dive master cert this week! also i got a new spear gun for my christmas present from my sister. its like as tall as me and has 3 bands! i got to try it on the carp! lol
     

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