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Who is doing Ice Diving this season?

Discussion in 'Ontario' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. sebtdi

    sebtdi Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Bolton, Ontario
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    Interested as well. Beginning of March is Ok - later it's Florida diving.

    Please keep me posted. I will be following this thread
     
  2. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
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    depending on when all participants want it it will be 1st to 3rd week of march
     
  3. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Delaware or the New Jersey Turnpike
    6,073
    2,609
    113
    I'm flexible but need solid ice. Long expensive haul for me to just dive the slop we get here...
     
  4. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
    978
    487
    63
    we ALWAYS have great ice in march,, usually the third week of march can be warm (like last year) or cold like the year before ,,, but both years great ice , and remember this year we are offering an ice instructor course also
     
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  5. superheavydeathmetal

    superheavydeathmetal Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Cincinnati
    56
    15
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    I hope to! I am excited to try it!

    I will be contacting you about this soon! I would be interested in the basic course because I have no prior ice diving experience.
     
  6. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Delaware or the New Jersey Turnpike
    6,073
    2,609
    113
    Best ice diving instruction happens when air temps are way lower than the water. I like cold blue ice, I can get slop right here. Things are different when the air temps are well below freezing.

    I remember all of us standing around for a pic and you pointing out that 'somebody' (shared responsibility, meaning ALL of us) left wet line carabiners lying on the ice. Little things like that matter...
     
  7. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
    978
    487
    63
    last year we ate lunch in the parking lot with no jackets on ...3rd week of march is a crap shoot for outside temp but always has good ice , and remember accommodation is FREE but limited , so first come first serve
     
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  8. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Delaware or the New Jersey Turnpike
    6,073
    2,609
    113
    No matter, you will be learning about issues with the cold and the overhead environment with the ice. Just remember to bring your cert card.

    I didn't. Never use them for anything, never expected to get carded... (it was all good, got a text pic sent and a quick check with the agency confirmed it.)
     
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  9. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Boca Raton, FL
    3,466
    316
    83
    I did an ice dive when I was 16 in Connecticut when I was young and stupid. In a Parkways wetsuit since drysuits hadn't been invented yet.
    That was enough for me.
    I cede my share of ice diving to everyone else here. Especially --->the really tough people who do this in wetsuits.
    I'll put an extra ice cube in my post-dive libation here in south Florida to honor you all.
    Have fun.
     
  10. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Delaware or the New Jersey Turnpike
    6,073
    2,609
    113
    That would be Arturo. Totally badass little Peruvian DM who logged more total time (and longer single dive times) than anyone else in our class.

    I, too, have 'heroes'.
     
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