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bottomdweller
06-23-2010, 15:23
I see the 42 ft poontoon is still availible for rent on each of these Saturdays in late July & early August.
Would anyone have any intrest in making the trek to Beaver for a day of diving on one of these Saturdays? The boat cost us $315.65 after tax to rent & we spent $20.00 on gas last time we did this. If we get around 12 people it would cost around $29.00 per person to rent for the day.
We had a blast the last time & I would like to try it again before the end of summer. Any thoughts? We would be able to fit at least 15 people with 3-4 tanks each pretty comfortable.

navyhmc when are you off???:smilie40:

417Diver
06-23-2010, 15:35
Definatly in again since I didnt get below 10' :smiley36:

bottomdweller
06-23-2010, 15:36
Definatly in again since I didnt get below 10' :smiley36:


I was going to call you tonight to see if you would be interested.:smilie39:
I figured you would be!!!

Flatliner
06-23-2010, 15:36
I might be in, especially if someone else from up here wanted to go.

SheDiver
06-23-2010, 17:18
I'm in. I want to try out my new pink mask to match my pink fins....

BubblesMcCoy
06-23-2010, 17:33
I'll check my schedule, but I'm definitely interested.

417Diver
06-24-2010, 07:51
I'm in. I want to try out my new pink mask to match my pink fins....

Sounds like franks wife :smilie40:




And just read your new member intro, so it is :smiley36:
Are these the fins frank won at bonne terre?

Bigg_Budd
06-24-2010, 08:23
I'm diving NC for the first time 7/24-7/31. But if you guys decide to do 8/7 I'm in.

bottomdweller
06-24-2010, 08:29
I'm in. I want to try out my new pink mask to match my pink fins....

Sounds like franks wife :smilie40:




And just read your new member intro, so it is :smiley36:
Are these the fins frank won at bonne terre?

No I kept those fins for myself, we bought her some pink fins & a mask from Aquasports.
:smiley36:

417Diver
06-24-2010, 09:12
So you are going to wear the pink fins aswell.. Awesome! :smiley36:

417Diver
06-24-2010, 09:13
I will be at tablerock this weekend diving btw

bottomdweller
06-24-2010, 09:21
So you are going to wear the pink fins aswell.. Awesome! :smiley36:

A bit small for me, I think we may dive dewey short Saturday.
The wife has never dived there & wants too.

417Diver
06-24-2010, 10:10
game on. Let me know time.

bottomdweller
06-24-2010, 17:36
I'm diving NC for the first time 7/24-7/31. But if you guys decide to do 8/7 I'm in.

Hey Budd, Are you bringing the USS Banana Pancakes & that sweet grill for dogs again? Maybe we can shoot for the 7th!!
You were the first to suggest a date.

plot
06-24-2010, 18:11
I'm diving NC for the first time 7/24-7/31. But if you guys decide to do 8/7 I'm in.

oh man, you're gonna love it.



i think i have a thing in late july/early august. will need to do some checking once the date is firm.

Bigg_Budd
06-24-2010, 19:37
plot - yeah, looking forward to diving new waters. nothing against florida, but i haven't been too impressed with the gulf side other than the mighty o.

dweller - you know it, brutha.

maverick
06-26-2010, 17:37
I would like 2 go this time also. Just need a definate date.

DivingCRNA
06-27-2010, 16:25
I might be up for July 24ish...

Godfather1138
07-09-2010, 15:27
If you guys don't mind a new guy tagging along I would be interested in this. I'm sure my dive buddy from work would probably be in as well (not new to diving).

cummings66
07-13-2010, 17:54
I think I might be interested as well, I'll check my calendar and see if I'm available that weekend.

Bigg_Budd
08-05-2010, 15:16
did you guys ever dive? i'm heading out to beaver this weekend, and will report back.

bottomdweller
08-05-2010, 15:50
We never did dive beaver, I am going on vacation to Florida August 15th-22nd.
I think We need to try and set this up for one weekend in September, I see the 42 ft pontoon is still availible every weekend that month.
Anyone interested let me know & I will reserve the pontoon when I get back from vacation.
I am open any weekend in Sept.

TwistedSister209
08-05-2010, 16:41
Bigg Budd--
Will you give a report from your dives this weekend or PM me as I'm trying to get a dive there in two weeks. Weekends are out for me, so I'm trying to find places for a during the week dive.
Thanks!!!

Soonerwink
08-05-2010, 19:29
Twisted Sister, I will be at Beaver on the 14th & 15th helping with classes. I may be able to extend my stay until Mon. if I can get off of work. Post on our Aquanaut message board when you are going to be there. There will probably be some one who will be able to meet you at C&J's. We have a few members who live in the area.

Bigg_Budd
08-05-2010, 19:41
BD - I'm heading to Ouachita for labor day, but any other week in September, you can count me in.

TS - Will do.

Bigg_Budd
08-08-2010, 06:54
did 2 dives on the foundations yesterday with wheelman. viz was surprisingly awesome. maybe 15+ above first thermocline; 30+ after that. it made for a good day of diving.

dive 1 - dropped in on the foundations and headed due south. went over the ledge to 106 and worked our way east. turned the dive and rose to about 60. zig-zagged east to west, working our way back up the wall until we were out of gas.

dive 2 - we liked dive 1 so much, we decided to do it again. this time we bottomed out at 60, headed east for about 20 mins and turned around. wheelman got us back to within 20 feet of our anchor. respect.

i normally brush off the foundations cuz it's a boring dive. but i'd never done the south wall. it's now taken its place as my favorite site at beaver, next to starkey island.

we finished the day telling war stories over some adult beverages. nothing better than an ice cold brew after two good dives.

here is a picture of beaver lake at around 7:45 AM. it was friggin awesome.

BUDMAN
08-08-2010, 07:40
bigg what was the water temp down deep?

Bigg_Budd
08-08-2010, 07:58
bigg what was the water temp down deep?

55(ish)

maverick
08-09-2010, 01:55
Starkey Island some good diving there. Been there a few times myself.