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Buford Sink

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by Seahuntjerry, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

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  2. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

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  3. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    When clear, this is one of the prettiest dives in the world. However, I don't recommend this for anyone not cavern certified. It's deep and deceptive. Know your limits and honor them.
     
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  4. mattleach

    mattleach Angel Fish

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    Ends right at the sink. Small platform with stairs mounted to it.

    Looking forward to it clearing up so i can finally dive it.
     
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  5. lukeb

    lukeb Divemaster

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    Wow! I can't believe they put that boardwalk in there. The first time I dived it I got lost in the swamp wearing doubles! Good to know that won't be happening again

    I haven't been there in a few years but I will have to make a trip now when the rain slows down.
     
  6. lukeb

    lukeb Divemaster

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    When do you guys think it will be good to dive again? I dived it twice in the Spring time and it was perfect, but that was several years ago. All the reports I have read lately have said that the water was murky rather than clear.
     
  7. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

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    We’ve had a ton of rain this week. It’s probably going to be gross for a month or so.
     
  8. lukeb

    lukeb Divemaster

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    Thanks very much. I remember it being a spectacular dive, but that was with crystal clear viz. I imagine it is a whole different experience when it is murky.

    I'll maybe give it a try later in the year when it has dried up some.
     
  9. kensuf

    kensuf Cave Instructor

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    Boy that's an understatement.

    10" at my house as of yesterday afternoon. The news this morning said closer to 20" in Perry.
     
  10. lukeb

    lukeb Divemaster

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    Since you are local to it, is there a time in the year (obviously not set in stone), that you plan to dive Buford? I know early spring time is good, but I am wondering when the Buford "season" starts at the end of year. Maybe September/October?
     

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