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Ice Diver. What is THAT all about?

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by lowviz, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Then how are we supposed to have an "alumni gathering"? I think we need to invade..... I'll volunteer as a support diver, and even set up in the garage (oh, and tend the fire).... :gas:
     
  2. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You got me thinking, pal. It would be totally unfair to Steve and Roxanne to just "drop in". However, Steve's policy is that his students can sit in on his classes for free.

    I know this affordable lodge that is only 10 min away that can easily accommodate anything from a couple of divers up to a full-scale invasion. We are good to dive under our own direction (unless we are holding poser passes, which we aren't).

    Ladies welcome, preferably two or more. Private accommodations and Marg Adams would love your company. No training available. You either hold an ice card or you are a bubble watcher.

    Just throwing this out for consideration and discussion...
     
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  3. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    you guys are both more than welcome to attend no charge , but new students get the shot at free lodging first ........steve
     
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  4. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    I've never seen anyone ice diving except on videos. I can see that it's attractive to quite a few people. Just like some want to cave dive and others penetrate a wreck. To me, ice diving is like the 21 minute dive (wet) I did today in +1C (34F) ocean water here in Nova Scotia, but without all the work of cutting through ice.
     
  5. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes and no, Tom. If you go by temps alone, then I would agree that it is exactly the same. Once you leave the overhead ice then it is just a cold dive.

    Ice diving is all about ice (above and below) and there are so many variations to it. I've yet to dive under crystal clear ice or in endless visibility where I can get some depth to enjoy the view above, that would be Tobermory after a hard winter and just after the ice breaks. There is a pic somewhere of a diver doing just that. Stunning.
     
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  6. Lex86

    Lex86 Angel Fish

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    Hey rhwestfall,

    Totally! I have not graduated from my Fire Building and Maintenance Specialty, I am getting Better, However i was forbidden to play with fire so Arturo got most of it, however the Fire Seal broke on us after you guys left so what the heck i played with the fire again.....

    Did a so so Job, clearly i have time to master this art, however my peer Arturo needs a crash course in How to use Wooden logs effective as we were burning through them faster then Steve could Seperate.

    I will Keep at it :), and someday ill be good
     
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  7. Lex86

    Lex86 Angel Fish

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    Totally Arturo and Myself know each other real well, we met up during a drift dive in Brockville last Year, was really funny,

    We were the only guys who brought tents, and the last ones to arrive at the camp site, no fun doing two tents at 10pm in the pouring rain... Of course by the Time We Finish, the Rain stops too, go figure on that one.
     
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  8. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    again glad you guys had a blast .......next will be even better as this was our first year up here .......I also just bought a "cottage bbq" its already been named "THE MIKE NELSON MEMORIAL GRILL " that should get jeff talking ....lol
     
  9. Lex86

    Lex86 Angel Fish

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    Hello LowViz,

    Was a pleasure having you up here during the Ice Diver Course, We sure had a blast!

    I totally agree with your honest review of the Dive, the badass of the group was certainly Arturo.

    I gotta bring my A-Game next year, the plan;; This time pack my speedo's to go in the ice hole and come back with Silt

    I am glad we did bring out the Duck for Team 1, somehow he got lost in the shuffle for Team 2.



    Sorry Team 1
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
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  10. Lex86

    Lex86 Angel Fish

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    Count me in for that Ice Dive, Basically count me in for any and all Ice dives from here to Infinity, hopefully one day i'd love to teach the Ice Diving Course Myself at the beautiful Temagami Location, I am sure Arturo and our other DM Dave agree as well that they will love to teach it.
     

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