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Well I've been diving for about 2 years now, and I LOVE it, I love it so much I even work in a dive shop. :lol:

 

Anyways Im actually getting ready to go diving tomarrow in a local reservoir. I think the temps in it are about 58 right now. :O

 

As I was getting my stuff ready I thought hey are ask if anyone on OCC is a diver?

Sooo are you?

 

:D

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Yep...I am on the dive team of our fire dept...we are actually planning a dive in Lake Erie this Sunday....I like ice diving....at 60 ft it is black esp if the sun isn't out, and the sound you hear when the ice shifts is just plain awesome...alittle dangerous and cold!!! We have our own fill station at the hall which can fill 6 bottles at the same time...and we just got brand spanking new regulators esp made for cold water dives, they are not supposed to freeze in below freezing water...I will have to test them out this winter!!!!!!

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Whitelightning.. your one carzy sob lol. .hehe.. how do you do it.. i dont even like to go outside when its cold.. AGHGHG.. lol.. wow.. geesh.. but.. happy diving anyway :P

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I guess cause I am Canadian I appreciate the cold alittle more...lol...but let me tell ya...even for us northern folk who are use to -30 temps ...that lake water is cooolllldd...we wear dry suits but it is still cold. My last ice dive the water in Lake Ontario at 78ft was 33 deg.....I could have sworn I saw a walleye with a hooded jacket on :blink:

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Oh man white lightning I couldent imagine temps like that. Of course I dont have a dry suit yet....hoping to get one soon... but still thats insane, but does sound very cool.

 

The coldest ive been in is 55 degrees. with a 7mm and I frove my . off.

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Well thank god the fire dept pays for our gear...our dry suits are pretty expensive but well worth it. We basicly do body recovery....by the time we get there and in the water the person has been in there to long....although cold water we have had some saves thanks to the diving reflex...where as your body slows down to the point your heart only needs to beat 1-2 times/min...we have had people under the water for over an hour and lived....maybe we should start an OCC dive team?? Meet up a couple times a year and go diving...my father in law has a huge boat that he runs his dive charters off of...we could do Lake Ontario, Erie and the Niagara River....just a thought!

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Is a drysuit even more hardcore than a thick wetsuit?

 

A dry suit is pretty much as hardcore as it gets. simply cause your hole body except your face and hands stay completely dry, hence you can stay alot warmer.

 

That would be crazy rescuing people from the water like that.

 

Hey I like that idea.

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i have had all of my scuba training but have only completed 2 of my open water dives.

 

i would love to finish the cert but see there is this small prob with my instructer and drinking, driving and having runins with the law. so untill he is out of jail i can't finish. fun eh?

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