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    Buford Sink Swamp Dive

    Here's a few pics from our Swamp dive this morning


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    good pics looks like you guys had fun, wish I could have gone! maybe next time.
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    The obligatory swamp shot:


    It is a dive you earn... But its worth it. I do think I would just single tank it next time.


    And a pic I like from the dive



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    Anyone been in Buford lately? What's the word on the Gator, Snake and Spider situation? I'm not afraid of a cavern, but spiders scare the hell out of me! Haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwood_60 View Post
    Anyone been in Buford lately? What's the word on the Gator, Snake and Spider situation? I'm not afraid of a cavern, but spiders scare the hell out of me! Haha...
    Are you cavern trained? This is no place for an open water diver to go diving!
    When you turn your air on does it return the favor?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rox@ucf11 View Post
    Are you cavern trained? This is no place for an open water diver to go diving!
    what if you're taking an advanced open water class?

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    I have a cavern class planned for this year. As soon as we get 4 signed up. I plan to start cave training next summer. I don't intend on doing that dive prior to doing my cavern, but it looks like Winter is the time to do Buford. Although, as the surrounding water gets cold, I would bet the Gators get closer to the spring as it becomes the warmer water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiteHedded View Post
    what if you're taking an advanced open water class?
    Lol *shakes head* just because one of the extremely irresponsible instructors in the area does it, or has done it doesn't make it right.
    When you turn your air on does it return the favor?!
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    I'm with Rox. Though with a lot of pre-training (which would be the meat and potatoes of a cavern class to begin with) a cavern dive could be part of the AOW, though it would be the worst form of trust me dive out there...

    after doing the cavern class, I would not recommend it for an AOW adventure dive. Just too much to do right up front to mitigatethe risks into what oucld be considered "acceptable".

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox@ucf11 View Post
    Lol *shakes head* just because one of the extremely irresponsible instructors in the area does it, or has done it doesn't make it right.
    140 on air in a cave isn't kosher for AOW classes? who knew?!?

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