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Bucket list dive spots?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by MoistNeoprene, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. jball

    jball Angel Fish

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  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Damn, that looks cold but beautiful! How deep do you get? Water temperature?
     
  3. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Manta Ray

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    Per Jonathan Bird's Youtube Video, only a couple of degrees above freezing.
     
  4. jball

    jball Angel Fish

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    Max depth for non-tech divers is about 40-50 ft. Water temp just above freezing. But in a drysuit, I really didn't mind the temp. Sure; your cheeks go numb within a minute or so, but I didn't find it the least bit problematic. I've had much colder "cheek" issues skiing. Definitely worth the amazing experience!
     
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  5. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Brrrrr . . .I couldn't do it. Coldest water I've been in was around 40-45F (many years ago, so memory not good) and that was plenty cold enough
     
  6. jball

    jball Angel Fish

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    Well; if you ever get to Iceland, which is beautiful enough without the diving - Silfra definitely is worth checking off any dive wish list. We did the 5-day dive tour with Fraser, at dive.is, and can't recommend it enough.
     
  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    5 days! Omg
     
  8. jball

    jball Angel Fish

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    You really should consider going for it! Here's the promo video from dive.is for their 5-day dive trip: It's pretty much what we experienced - plus some amazing land-base add-ons.
     
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  9. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    Darwin's Arch, Galapagos.

    Pretty much any cave system in the Aventuras Akumal - Tulum corridor.

    Southern Red Sea - Brothers, Daedalus....

    San Clemente Island on a clear day.

    Been to all several times and would go back in a heartbeat.

    M
     
  10. jball

    jball Angel Fish

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    Red Sea is on our list, as well. Totally agree with cenotes around Tulum. Here's a short video of a dive we did at the Calavera (Temple of Doom) cenote a couple years ago: We'll be checking out San Clemente!
     

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