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Rock Lake Update

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by flightofpenguins, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. flightofpenguins

    flightofpenguins Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Nuevo Mexico
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    TL;DR: Rock Lake is open again, but they may close again because no one is showing up.

    I dove Rock Lake this weekend. Ms. Ladyhawk told me that while she sold the property, her daughter is still managing the property for divers (there's no real change in procedure from before).

    She said she had convinced the new owner to allow divers back (it had been closed after the sale), but not many people have been coming, so they are thinking about closing it again, due to disinterest.

    Also, the daughter lives four hours away now, so if everyone would try to make it easier on her, it would be helpful.

    I'd hate to lose such a nice site again, so get out there people!
     
  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Port Canaveral Florida
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    If people don’t know it’s been reopened, they are going to be disinterested.
     
  3. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    I always found it strange that you had to know someone and have the secret handshake to get in. Not being a local and having access to other bodies of water I have not been looking to learn the secret handshake to get in. I only know of one person who has dove it, and he didn't have the secret handshake, but know someone else who did and that got him in, once.

    From what I have heard it sounds like a cool place I would like to dive. Not close, would have to roll it into a bigger road trip.
     
  4. jvogt

    jvogt Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lakewood, CO USA
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    The land manager is paranoid of lawsuits and only allows diving under the purview of a technical instructor. They do not require an actual class being taught however. Until recently they were only allowing diving on the first weekend each month witch was rather limiting for our group. Generally we are there about once per month.
     
  5. flightofpenguins

    flightofpenguins Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Nuevo Mexico
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    There's no requirement for a technical instructor. I'm not sure that there's even a requirement for an instructor, but that may be, but I've been there several times with recreational instructors only and helped with a deep diving course with an MSDT and two advanced students.

    I can't disagree with the rest of your assertions though. It certainly isn't easy or convenient.
     

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