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Five DAM Years - DAM CHUMMERS 2017

Discussion in 'Where CHUM Dives' started by Heidi Ho, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. PegLeg

    PegLeg Tiger Shark

    September done Hawaii. Smooth water, Calm Sea, lots of critters, great time
    Heidi Ho likes this.
  2. Sushi Boy

    Sushi Boy DAM CHUMmer

    October done with a 9 a.m. night dive at Twin Lakes.
    Siren and LegoBloxs like this.
  3. Seaagg05

    Seaagg05 Tiger Shark

    October done at twin lakes with the above referenced night dive.

    GWNDWN Tiger Shark

    October dive in Jacobs well......check.
    watermonkee and LegoBloxs like this.
  5. watermonkee

    watermonkee CHUM Secretary Staff Member

    I'd really love to hear about this dive. Never been there. It looks so beautiful for both divers and non-divers.
  6. JSWeather4d

    JSWeather4d Tiger Shark

    October is done with 2 dives Saturday at 288 Lake. Water temps are still in the low 80's and visibility varies depending on depth as usual.
  7. watermonkee

    watermonkee CHUM Secretary Staff Member

    If you're looking for an October dive (or not), join us at Blue Lagoon this Saturday morning, 10/21/17. The info is here.
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  8. PegLeg

    PegLeg Tiger Shark

    October is in the books with a dive @ Blue Lagoon.

    A great time was had by all.
    Diver_T and Cajun Diver like this.
  9. Cajun Diver

    Cajun Diver Tiger Shark

    October dive done at Blue Lagoon.
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  10. wanderwoman

    wanderwoman Tiger Shark

    October in the books, Blue Lagoon.
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  11. ReefHound

    ReefHound Divemaster

    watermonkee and ReefHound also knocked out October
  12. DivingDoug

    DivingDoug President Staff Member

    Blue Lagoon in October --- Water still too hot ;)
  13. Siren

    Siren Tiger Shark

    October is IN THE BAG for 24% and me!! Today, we dove dry at Mermet Springs in southern Illinois.

    This was probably one of my MOST favorite fresh water dives to date. Perfectly clear visibility, like so good that even Douglas said he hasn't seen that kind of visibility with zero particulate in a 120' lake/quarry in a LOONNNG time. We swam through a Boeing 727, rode a motorcycle, threw around some bowling balls, saw an ambulance, school bus, a cabin cruiser, a semi-truck, a Cessna, a helicopter, a snowmobile, plus a dozen spoonbill fish circling us in a feeding frenzy, and two 60lbs.+ catfish. AND they piped in music underwater, so it's like we dove with our car radio on!!! BONUS that we were the only divers there! AMAZING 74 minutes underwater. 64 degrees with a thermocline at about 52' - down to 49°.

    Mermet Springs really is so cool! Such a phenomenal set up for divers. 1st class in every regards. They have individual pavilions with picnic tables, white boards for dive plans, gear tables with tank bungees to secure gear, racks to hang your drysuits afterwards....at each site! Plus heated changing rooms, hot showers, and camping on site for RV's and campers. Full dive shop and classes and gear rental. Docks with large metal entry stairs lined with rubber tires for grip. Lines to all the underwater sites, with plaques on each line labeling where it heads to and the depth the next site is in. Super easy diving made way fun. Not much they can improve upon. They did it up right.

    And did I mention the awesome jams they played underwater?! It's like you are diving with Bose headphones on. Two thumbs way up! :cool::):D
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  14. wanderwoman

    wanderwoman Tiger Shark

    November dive in the bag for me. 1 chilly dive at Blue Lagoon on Satty with Heidi Ho.
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  15. birddog

    birddog Tiger Shark

    November dive in the bag for legobloxs and myself with two dives at Spring Lake. Now for some ribs!!!
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  16. Sushi Boy

    Sushi Boy DAM CHUMmer

    Nov done at 288 Lake.

    11 down, 1 to go.
  17. PegLeg

    PegLeg Tiger Shark

    I'm now almost DAM. Nov finished, 288 Lake with Sushi Boy.
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  18. JSWeather4d

    JSWeather4d Tiger Shark

    Two November dives yesterday at 288 Lake. Water is still in the low 70's. As far as visibility: What visibility?
    watermonkee and Sushi Boy like this.
  19. watermonkee

    watermonkee CHUM Secretary Staff Member

    :eek: I wish, wish, wish it could be better...
  20. Seaagg05

    Seaagg05 Tiger Shark

    November is done for me with 31 dives in Wakatobi, Alor, Komba, and many other great Indonesian dive spots
    Siren, LegoBloxs and Sushi Boy like this.

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