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04-08-2008, 11:56
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SCUBA Diving Adventure Day - Lake Pleasant (http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/EventsDetailPublishers.aspx?date=4/19/2008&eventID=5546)
SAVE THE DATE! Its for everyone - divers and non divers. Come see the latest equipment, talk to diving instructors, learn how to become a diver, and certified divers can join in the fun underwater activities. 8 AM - 3 PM. More information to follow! Event: Lake Pleasant Scuba Diving Adventure Day When: Saturday, April 19, 2008 Time: 8:00 AM 3:00 PM Where: Lake Pleasant Regional Park (follow event signs once inside park) For: Everyone Divers and Non Divers What: A fun event for divers and non divers to learn about the sport of scuba diving, training, equipment, underwater photography, etc. Fun underwater activities will be available for certified scuba divers. Local agencies and organizations that use scuba diving in search and rescue or commercial use will be present.
10:00 am to 10:30 am MCSO will demonstrate helicopter diver insertions, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm treasure hunt,
Steve Nichols underwater Photo Program, Janet Lofland will host a Kids Project Aware program and Robert Reeves Ph.D will be a guest speaker.
The following items are being donated by Inland Water Divers for the raffle and the treasure hunt: roller duffle dive bag, Basic Open Water Class, Advance Open Water Class, O2 Provider Class, mask defog, (2) 10 Air Fill cards and (2) 10 Tank Rental Cards.
Donations from Manufacturers: SeaLife Reefmaster Mini camera/ wide angle lens, Amphibious Outfitters various T-shirts and hats, Tilos mask and fin combo sets/ briefcases, OMS hats / T-shirts / headlamps.
Date: 4/19/2008
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00
Fee: $5 per vehicle park entry fee

Link on ScubaBoard about the Scuba Show (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/southwest-sand-sharks/219355-scuba-show-lake-pleasant.html)
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park - 10 Lane Boat Ramp Area (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=4026237252789457206,33.854679,-112.290541&saddr=&daddr=33.854679,-112.290541&mra=pi&mrcr=0&sll=33.854682,-112.290552&sspn=0.008696,0.019956&ie=UTF8&ll=33.854679,-112.290541&spn=0.049895,0.072956&z=13&source=embed)
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05-03-2008, 01:12
do you know how often they do this and if any other shin digs are going down this summer?

05-05-2008, 18:42
can anyone provide vis and temps in lake pleasant recently

05-06-2008, 21:21
do you know how often they do this and if any other shin digs are going down this summer?

This was the first such event at the lake, and plans are being made to hold another one next year. As far as other dive events, I don't know of anything formal, but there are always get togethers- almost every weekend- at the lake. On occasion folks will camp for a weekend to get a good amount of diving in. Send us a PM if you are looking for regular dive buddies, if we aren't at the lake, we will direct you to others who will be!

can anyone provide vis and temps in lake pleasant recently

Temps are around 62 on the surface, and dropping to the mid 50's at the thermocline (usually around 40 ft.) The busier the lake, the less of a thermocline is noticed, and the lake is warming up due to the nice hot weather we've had lately. Visibility is 5-20 feet depending on the location and the boat traffic, mostly right in the middle of that range though.

Hope that helps!

05-07-2008, 00:07
yep, thanks. I may be travelin down that way soon

05-07-2008, 01:57
Sounds good! Keep in touch when/if you make it out here and hopefully we can set you up with some buddies!

07-07-2008, 11:25

will a 7mil wetsuit be enough to dive in lake pleasant in the cold months? (dec, jan, feb)

i dive there during summer and a 3 mil shorty's just fine.