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Old 05-07-2005, 08:37 AM   #1
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Cold water SCUBA

Anyone else done any cold water SCUBA? I mean COLD!

I'm doing certification dives this week in Lake Superior (41 degrees) and it is one of the most mentally challenging things I have ever done.

Just interested in seeing if anyone else is as insane as I am.
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no, I have only done dives in waters i would say like 60's and above...if I were to get any specialty certification it would have to be wreck diving.
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I have done...but I don't like it, and after losing a number of diving acquaintances to weird currents and stuff in lakes, I no longer do lakes.
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the coldest I've ever done is 48 F. And without a drysuit, it sucks!!
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I was in a 7mil wetsuit, and my body was fine. My face was a different story. Anywhere the hood didn't cover insta-froze.
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did u have icicles hanging off your cheeks?
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When I was going on my PADI advance open water dives, it was early spring in upstate new york (Cayuga Lake) and it was around 50F. Even our divemaster was shivering despite her relatively vast experience. The deep dive was hilarious 'cos everyone was blue and giggly by the time we got out. The night dive was a nightmare (no pun intended). I found out I had night blindness:P
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I'm doing my advanced in the beginning of August when the water is closer to 60.
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