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Safe to drive from LA to SF immediately after 3 day liveaboard?

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by boboqa, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. lostsheep

    lostsheep Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Nor Cal
    As someone who lives in NorCal and has done this exact drive I’d say, are you seriously considering going on a 3 day live aboard right now?
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  2. boboqa

    boboqa Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    well not exactly liveaboard...
    It's three consecutive boat dives and I'll be staying at hotel nearby.

    Almost all people wear masks on the boat in-between dives and risks are tolerable to me I feel...

    Of course, if one is in high-risk group, don't do it.
    lostsheep likes this.
  3. boboqa

    boboqa Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    Yeah tiredness is one drawback of this plan...

    I did this twice already actually (I didn't even pay attention to the elevation part and it was only brought up to me yesterday... and it got me worried..)

    And both times I'm pretty tired at the 1/3 or 1/2 joint of the trip and had to sleep for 3,4 hours by the road with other 18 wheelers.
    Pretty fun, and sometimes cold...
  4. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    I used to be. Now I use Nitrox. :poke:
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  5. davehicks

    davehicks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Seattle
    I used to dive Nitrox, now I dive a Rebreather. :cool:

    You get up at 5am to drive to a dive site, do two or three dives, and drive an hour or two (or 6 from SF to LA) you are going to be beat. Be careful below and above the water.
  6. Scubagolf

    Scubagolf ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sacramento, California, USA
    Take the 101 north to San Fran. It’s about one hour longer than I-5 but there is no elevation to be concerned about and it’s a prettier ride. Stop for late breakfast or lunch in Santa Barbara. Also, depending on when you travel there can be snow over the Grapevine on I-5 that can cause delays.
  7. divinh

    divinh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    I think it's actually two hours longer on the 101. It's six hours on the 5, eight on the 101 and ten on the 1.
    Esprise Me likes this.

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