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Discussion in 'Where CHUM Dives' started by DivingDoug, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Siren

    Siren Tiger Shark

    August DAM CHUM dive logged for both me and 24%!! So the plan was to join the local dive club up here on their weekly Wednesday night dives. This week was going to be at popular Gull Lake hosting an underwater poker tournament, but we looked at the weather forecast for today, and decided to go a day early.

    Yesterday, we dove Gull Lake in Hickory Corners, Michigan. The access area is at Ross Township Park, which is quite beautiful. Gull Lake is popular because it has lots of fun things sunk for the scuba divers right beyond the swim area.

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    We were pretty stoked after watching a few YouTube videos and seeing pictures of what the clarity could be. But our visibility was quite bad - 10' at most. The bottom composition is very silty, and the winds were pretty strong yesterday, perhaps stirring up the bottom more. We dove in our wet suits, and we sorta wished we dove dry. Water temps at the surface were mid-70's; about 68 degrees at 30'; dropped to 64 degrees around 32'; and a CRAZY THERMOCLINE drop to 53 degrees at 38'. BRRRRRRRRRR......Our max depth was 41' because we just couldn't take the cold. Spent 61 minutes underwater, and saw a boat, old railroad tracks and signs, a toilet, a basketball hoop, a SUBWAY sign with a small Spongebob Squarepants sitting a top of it. We couldn't find the Ice Shanty, and it was toooooo cold to find the other few bikes, boats, cars, telephone booth, and Christmas Tree Farm complete with Santa. Oh well.

    More than halfway done on our 3rd year of being a DAM CHUMMER! WHOO HOOO!!
     
  2. Heidi Ho

    Heidi Ho Grand Pooh Staff Member

    Yay for you guys!
     
  3. ReefHound

    ReefHound Divemaster

    I guess I should explicitly say watermonkee and reefhound completed August at BL last weekend.
     
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  4. PegLeg

    PegLeg Tiger Shark

    I missed June & July but got back into the water last weekend @ BI WITH the gang.
     
  5. JSWeather4d

    JSWeather4d Tiger Shark

    August done with 4 dives last weekend (August 18 & 19) at Blue Lagoon.
     
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  6. birddog

    birddog Tiger Shark

    August done for Legobloxs and myself. Two one hour plus dives at the Meadows Center. The viz was great but the sites really need cleaning. So if you’ve done your volunteer dive course and need to get a dive organized for September please consider helping out here.
     
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  7. LegoBloxs

    LegoBloxs Tiger Shark

    Surfur?
     
  8. Seaagg05

    Seaagg05 Vice President Staff Member

    September dive logged in the beautiful cenote Angelita
     
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  9. ReefHound

    ReefHound Divemaster

    Watermonkee and Reefhound done on Columbia Pinnacles and Shallows
    in Cozumel with seaagg05
     
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  10. PegLeg

    PegLeg Tiger Shark

    Missed June & July but did two in August Blue Lagoon with CHUM buddies and Roanoke Aquarium Shark Tank, Roanoke, NC.

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  11. Sushi Boy

    Sushi Boy DAM CHUMmer

    More to follow, but Sept has been logged on a surprisingly nice afternoon after a crazy fall thunderstorm.
     
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  12. wanderwoman

    wanderwoman Tiger Shark

    September dive logged at Lake Longhorn on Sunday. Nice long dive, not so nice viz after the storm.
     
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  13. birddog

    birddog Tiger Shark

    September dive logged for legobloxs and myself at Blue Lagoon. Viz wasn’t the best but we got 3 dives in and met the office cats.
     
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  14. Siren

    Siren Tiger Shark

    September DAM CHUM dive logged today for both 24% and me at Haigh Quarry in Kankakee, IL. We had a nice long 89 minute dive hanging out at around 20'. Water temp was between 71-75 degrees. We swam with a big albino catfish, and a very friendly tagalong large mouth bass. The weather was perfect, and the visibility underwater was okay - maybe 10-15 feet tops. We found a huge rock crusher, a drill, and a large fuel tank; a creepy underwater bear, and a garden of hands (which I have dubbed "a round of applause"). Today's dive makes 33 months in a row!! YAY!

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