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    Questions about Athens Scuba Park

    A few from our dive club were able to dive Athens Scuba Park this weekend and I have a couple of questions. While vis was great, 30'+, and temp was doable at 57 at 22'. I was wondering why there are no fish in it? Also does anyone know the name of the scuba CD they were playing from the shop?
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    They treat it with alum to try to keep the algae down and it has the result of nothing growing in it, so no fish. If you try Clear Spring Scuba Park is "clearly" different you will see fish. That's where we do our training for classes.

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    Sooner,

    30 feet viz? Wow!!! Everytime I've been there, viz was about 4 feet. Sometimes, couldn't even see my own fins. Water temp in the summer is bathwater warm; no wetsuit required.

    I agree with Larry's recommendation; go to Clear Springs. Much better experience. And, you can hang out at the ScubaToys pavillion. Give you an opportunity to talk to the students during SI and meet the instructors and DMs. Sometimes, even Greg, the Training Director is there to instruct as well.
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    I have been to CSSP, and they do have fish. A piranha perch took a chunk out of my left ear. I was there in July and it was bath water warm and vis was only 5 feet. I enjoyed diving Athens, several sunken items to explore and a very friendly staff. I figured that Athens water temps would be warmer since it is shallower.
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    Thanks for the report, we are diving there Sunday. I will ask about the CD but they do have a facebook page where you could get the answers.

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    I talked with Calvin, the CD was probably Barefoot Man, The Best of Scuba Do. Barefoot Man Music Catalog - Foot's Music

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlhaist View Post
    I talked with Calvin, the CD was probably Barefoot Man, The Best of Scuba Do. Barefoot Man Music Catalog - Foot's Music
    Thanks, I will check it out.
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    We dove there this past Saturday, and we had well over 30' of visibility and the temp on bottom was 68. We saw 2 bass over by the DART bus. Thats the first time I've seen a fish in Athens SP since I started diving there last summer. Maybe they will make a comeback. We'll be going back this coming Sunday.

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    Will be camping out there Memorial weekend. Any one else going to be there?

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    I was actually able to dive with soonerwink on his dive as I was one of his group. I spoke with with owner who stated that he was not using anything to treat the water and it was all natural. He did state that they do like to keep the fish down because of the fact that too much live stock in the water causes the vis to turn south also.

    I am not supporting or denouncing anything though guys just passing along the information I had on the location. Soonerwink and the other divers were a lot of fun as well so they made the trip worth while as well.

    Joeer606 I wish I was closer buddy Id be there with you

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