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how far will you drive to dive

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by etowndiver, Mar 12, 2003.

how far will you drive to dive

  1. less than 1 hour

    5 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. 1-2 hours

    26 vote(s)
    14.5%
  3. 2-3 hours

    39 vote(s)
    21.8%
  4. 3-4 hours

    20 vote(s)
    11.2%
  5. more than 4 hours

    89 vote(s)
    49.7%
  1. etowndiver

    etowndiver Angel Fish

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    How far will you drive to do a shore dive (1 tank per dive, about 30 to 40 feet of water). Just for the sake of consistancy assume 2 dives during the day, and that you will be driving home after the second dive.

    joe
     
  2. JDostal

    JDostal Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wisconsin
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    I regularly drive about an hour and fifteen minutes to my favorite dive site, Lake Wazee. Usually once, often twice a weekend. Most of the time we do two dives, but a lot of times we'll do three.

    It's great diving - up to 350 feet deep for those that are into that, great viz, lots of fish, awesome cliffs, forests...I'd drive a couple of hours to get there.

    I'm just glad that it's so close so that I can go there as often as I do.
     
  3. GeekDiver

    GeekDiver Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Houston
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    I don't like to have to drive any further than I have to. On avg I have to drive at least an hour to get to any site, avg drive would be 1 1/2 hr drive one way but have made some 3 hr drives. One of the funnest dives I made was the furthest away all to dive in a river that was only 10-15 deep.
     
  4. O-ring

    O-ring Solo Diver

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    ...down to Cape Hatteras, NC and Morehead City, NC. VA Beach is about 3.5 hours from DC and we sometimes do that more than once a month. Guess it just depends on how bad you want to do it... FWIW, I have never regretted the drives since the diving is amazing down there...
     
  5. MikeFerrara

    MikeFerrara Instructor, Scuba

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    We often drive 7 hours to Missouri to do a single dive. A couple of weeks ago we drove 15 hours to north Florida to do two dives. We're doing that again this weekend. If there are caves I'll drive!
     
  6. landlocked

    landlocked Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: South Eastern Idaho USA
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    Belmont Hot Springs - two and a half hours.
    Homestead Crater - Six hours.
    Blue Lake - Seven hours.

    In the winter, warm water options are limited. Now in the summer time; Fall river - 15 minutes! :)
     
  7. wb416

    wb416 Dive Travel Professional

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    Location: Southeast Cincinnati
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    Don't forget to check the cave reports.... it sounds like most are blown out right now...
     
  8. SD40T-2

    SD40T-2 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: SLC, UT
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    Well,

    Belmont Hot Springs - two hours
    Homestead Crater - one hour
    Blue Lake - Three Hours

    Hey landlocked....Where are you?

    West Valley City, UT is my "Home Port"

    SD

     
  9. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I am impressed with the dedication!!!
     
  10. WreckWriter

    WreckWriter Instructor, Scuba

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    for the dive you describe, I wouldn't drive across the street. For a big dive, all day no problem. I personally hate shore diving.

    WW
     

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