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Places to certify students in Georgia...

Discussion in 'Atlanta Reef Dwellers' started by ScubaDocER, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. ScubaDocER

    ScubaDocER Course Director

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Douglasville, Georgia, United States
    704
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    I have a question. Is there a place in Georgia that Instructors have taken students or that divers have been taken to get their OW, AOW, etc.? I ask because Dive Haven closed (as I understand it) and thus far Alabama and Florida is where I have taken students. I have not dove Lake Lanier or other water sites in Georgia but it would be nice to have a closer alternative than leaving the state. Preferably closer to Atlanta but I would love to know about other sites.
     
  2. Lone Frogman

    Lone Frogman Amphibious ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: West Georgia
    770
    17
    18
    Lanier has to be challenging for instructors because of viz. But they have at West Bank. What about Lake Jocassee? Good viz, shore access. If I'm going to drive 70 miles to Lanier, I just drive the extra miles to Jocassee.
     
  3. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Roswell/Alpharetta, GA
    11,156
    84
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    There is also Loch-Low-Minn up in Athens, TN.

    Georgia is woefully short on good venues in the Atlanta area for certification.

    Wish I had the money to build one.

    the K
     
  4. ScubaDocER

    ScubaDocER Course Director

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Douglasville, Georgia, United States
    704
    61
    28
    I was at Loch Low Minn last month. Very very cold. The viz was good as you went deeper, but the water temp was ridiculously cold to me. Was just hoping that someone had ideas of a closer place. If not then I'll stay with the usual.
     
  5. Lone Frogman

    Lone Frogman Amphibious ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: West Georgia
    770
    17
    18
    What was the temp?
     
  6. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Roswell/Alpharetta, GA
    11,156
    84
    48
    High 50's below the thermocline.

    the K
     
  7. Lone Frogman

    Lone Frogman Amphibious ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: West Georgia
    770
    17
    18
    Thanks, time to dust off the dry suit.
     
  8. ScubaDocER

    ScubaDocER Course Director

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Douglasville, Georgia, United States
    704
    61
    28
    K's right. I was in a 5 mm (stupid I know) and could not stay below the thermocline. Last time I was at Loch Low Minn was during my ITC which was in August of 07 and the water was warm above 30'. I heard there were some dive sites in North Georgia that people use. Anyone heard of them?
     
  9. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Roswell/Alpharetta, GA
    11,156
    84
    48
    Well, there was Dive Haven, but it's closed until further notice.

    I'm not personally aware of any others.

    the K
     
  10. sea2summit

    sea2summit Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ft. Benning
    301
    4
    0
    ABWA is my favorite place but the shop I work with doesn't like me taking students there because they don't scratch backs or some such nonsense. But you could probably do just about everything but boat diver there.
     

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