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phil_218
02-03-2010, 12:05
2/2/10
Magers' Campground
Weather: 53, cloudy
Water: 50-52 (f), 20' viz
Max Depth: 13'
BT: 63 minutes

I was originally planning on diving at Canyon Lake today, but my buddy was unable to make the dive so I went to my alternate dive site. Frio has good visibility and I decided to work on a new video. Got on site and it was a little chilly, but hey, I'm a diver so I suited up and jumped in.

Nice long dive in cool water. I think I've just about hit the bottom temperature limit on my 7/5mm, it sure was cool today. Now I know why people write love notes to their dry suits in the DUI advertisements. (They must have dived the Frio in winter http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/images/smilies/Standard Smiles/04.gif)

Spent the dive taking video for fun and just hanging out with the fish and a turtle. See my edited version of the video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URlo6Mu4Hes). Hope you enjoy it and feel free to leave a comment.

Next planned dive will be on 2/8/10. The location is yet to be determined, but I should have dive buddies lined up so it will most likely be Canyon Lake or Amistad.

Stay safe, stay wet.

awap
02-03-2010, 14:30
Thanks. Did that girl in your video ever find the top of her suit?

Foo2
02-03-2010, 15:50
Very nice! I've never heard of the Frio river. Just curious, what are the temps like in the summer? Something tells me that the "frio" is still pretty chilly.

divergirl4u
02-03-2010, 17:50
That was great, I lived on the Frio as a kid and that water is spring fed and cold. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. :)

phil_218
02-03-2010, 20:49
Here is a write up I did about two dive locations on the Frio River (http://sanantonioscubadivers.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=56&Itemid=26) for San Antonio Scuba Divers' website. Right now the river has gotten terribly low due to the drought so I wouldn't recommend making a long drive to visit right now. However, once we get a good flood to raise the water level and clean out some silt, it would be worth a weekend trip.

Our county has three rivers (Sabinal, Frio, and Nueces) and each have areas that will be good to dive with higher water levels. You can find additional information about the area from THCRR (http://www.hillcountryrivers.com/).

Glad to hear you all enjoyed the video. I'm still learning about UW Video and editing, so I'll share more when I make them.