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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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    Well the problem with the river is access now and water flow. Congrats on the new gun but I think you'll probably have to go to one of the lakes to give it a go. As for too cold? Water temp is running in the low 50's right now so not bad. Now this is cold water diving YouTube - To Dive Beneath the Ice In Antarctica

    Steve
     
  2. R-G-W

    R-G-W Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Mesa, AZ.
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    I have tried reaching you earlier, I normaly dive the salt every sat. when the river is
    LOW. But in the summer time I try to hit it every other day and then Sat. and Sun.

    In the summer Buy your day pass or even your anual... The easy way is to just go to the first drop point. Put on your gear and slip into the water. (I hav my own Tube... Painted up with a dive flag and everything) I useualy just fallow with the current but I have a thin rope with a weight so if I find something I want to check on
    I'm good.

    When I get in to shallow water or rapids I just slid onto the tube and take the ride,
    Hit the next deeper hole and slide off... Good to Go!

    I even got a signed pass so if I don't have anyone to go with me
    I can simpley ride the buss with my gear & tube! All I did was
    stop and asked the owner. He was very helpful.

    It sounds stupid but its a blast! And trust me you can find a ton of crap at the bottom.
    Everything from Raido's, braclets, Even camaras. (I was lucky enugh to find a very good water proof camara... worth about $800) I now use it almost everyday.

    If you are looking for a dive budy just contact me.....
     
  3. jonha320

    jonha320 Divemaster Candidate

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    Ok I'm in. This sounds like fun I'll be down there next month
     
  4. R-G-W

    R-G-W Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Mesa, AZ.
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    Hay Guys (and Ladies)
    The salt has been "Un Inhabbited" As far as only a few Divers Enjoy the REAL WAY to to use there tubes! (put on your dive flag, a platform on a tractor tube and just use the current)
    I do sugest you use a rope and a weight so you can stop and pick up the neet thinks you will find. Also have a bigger bag for all the trash you will find at the bottem. And there will be a ton!
    If we don't pick it up, the surface dwellers won't either.
     
  5. Cindy Fox

    Cindy Fox Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mesa, AZ
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    I'm up for that! I'm a bit under the weather currently, but I'm up for an afternoonish dive anytime after I get well! Say 3pm some day?
     
  6. SCUBAholicEd

    SCUBAholicEd Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Mesa, AZ
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  7. deepdivered

    deepdivered Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mesa/AZ
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    ya i just woundering how to get my but back in the tube lol. with tank and waights. fyi all i just put the check into padi i will get my dive master card soon!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. RAWalker

    RAWalker Divemaster

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    Congrats Ed! Good to hear ya gotter done.:D
     
  9. R-G-W

    R-G-W Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Mesa, AZ.
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    All my fish chassing friends!

    I am really looking forward To this year. In fact I am so stoked I went out
    and bought a dive helmet with a full face mask. I went out early sat. morning just
    to try it out. For the first time something worked perfact right out of the box!
    I had on a heavy 7mm wetsuit and suprising it wasn't bad at all.
    I am really hopeing that this can get us all going. And why wait.... the water is grate!
     
  10. Gdaaym8z

    Gdaaym8z Dive Shop

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    Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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    When is someone diving the river next?....I would love to make it out.
     

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