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    Niagara Falls Diving

    I will be in the Niagara Falls area from 8-1 thru 8-6 and I have heard there are some river drift dives. Anyone have contact info for a charter that runs trips? distance from the Falls themselves (where I am staying) or any lake ontario charters that run close by? (I am unfamiliar with the area, first time going up north)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotttyd View Post
    I will be in the Niagara Falls area from 8-1 thru 8-6 and I have heard there are some river drift dives. Anyone have contact info for a charter that runs trips? distance from the Falls themselves (where I am staying) or any lake ontario charters that run close by? (I am unfamiliar with the area, first time going up north)
    YESS!!!! It is so fun!! I don't know the name of the dive op we went with- the boat was only about 5-7 min away from downtown......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mselizann View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Scotttyd View Post
    I will be in the Niagara Falls area from 8-1 thru 8-6 and I have heard there are some river drift dives. Anyone have contact info for a charter that runs trips? distance from the Falls themselves (where I am staying) or any lake ontario charters that run close by? (I am unfamiliar with the area, first time going up north)
    YESS!!!! It is so fun!! I don't know the name of the dive op we went with- the boat was only about 5-7 min away from downtown......
    are you referring to the drift diving or lake diving? (by the time you mention I am assuming drift diving the falls)
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    Wow, lived there'bouts for years, are you talking about diving in the river that turns into the falls................no thanks
    With the privilege of diving, comes the responsibility of conservation.

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    My first thought was the downstream portion of the river and I found myself thinking about how fast and turbulent the water was and "No way I would dive it!" But then there's the seaway and the lakes all around too.

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

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    live 20 minutes from falls heres the lds in area and their links
    http://www.niagarascuba.com/
    http://www.dipndive.com/
    Discover Diving

    discover has free drift on wednesdays at 6pm they throw on hotdogs after you bring the beverages
    and on the canadian side lds
    Dan's Dive Shop Index
    Last edited by tfd86; 06-28-2009 at 22:14. Reason: additional lds

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    yes it's drift diving- way above the falls.....and it's not turbelant at all
    you have a float with a line......if you find something come up your line and put it in your basket
    it's super fun- a timed dive............the current is not as strong on the surface

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    What kind of "stuff" do you find?

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

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    last time I found an old faygo bottle- green glass with the diamond shaped etching in it, and an old piece of china
    another diver found an old cobalt blue medicine bottle
    see- they didn't have regular trash service there in the past- so there are many things still buried (at least that's what the boat captain said)

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    Sounds interesting. Hopefully I can get up that way one of these days. I take it this is closer to Lake Erie?

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

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