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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby Milky » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:02 pm

if wrecks are found in sea, they can create artifical reefs which attracts underwater species. But if the wrecks are in the lake, would it also attract lake creatures?

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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby justsimon » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:49 pm

if wrecks are found in sea, they can create artifical reefs which attracts underwater species. But if the wrecks are in the lake, would it also attract lake creatures?


That's an interesting question. I had assumed that anything dropped in a lake would just sink in the ooze but there are such things as freshwater sponges at least. Is their distribution limited by suitable substrates? What happens to the wrecks in the North American Great Lakes?
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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby Andy » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:21 pm

justsimon wrote:What happens to the wrecks in the North American Great Lakes?


Not much, to be honest. Wrecks that are 100s of years old just get a thin layer of algae.
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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby binklebonk » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:33 am

How bad is the Zebra mussel problem getting? I heard some of the wrecks have been completely covered. They still look cool, just kinda soft focus fuzzy...
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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby Andy » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:02 am

binklebonk wrote:How bad is the Zebra mussel problem getting? I heard some of the wrecks have been completely covered. They still look cool, just kinda soft focus fuzzy...


It varies from lake to lake, Rob. Last time we dived in Huron it was still free of mussels. I think Lake Ontario is the worst, but I could be talking out my backside!
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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby Jason » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:42 pm

I like the Namerica concept of the 'Quarry Dive Sites'. Now I like these because they don't try to justify and con their concept/act by calling them Artificial Reefs.
A spade is a spade. They place airplanes, windmills, large pipes, cars and many other large assortments of objects into quarries which average 5-10m viz and authentically promote them as 'dive sites'. These sites present little growth upon the objects but bring about an assortment of amusement and fun for divers in 'inland' quarries and somewhat 'still' lakes.

I'm waiting for someone to build a giant 30m high spiraling shell (with exit holes) as a dive novelty.
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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby Milky » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:14 pm

The question is, after you dive at Lake Pupuke, do you need to rinse your gear since it's freshwater?
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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby binklebonk » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:05 pm

Depends how much you like "eau de duckshit".... :D
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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby Tony » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:26 pm

binklebonk wrote:Depends how much you like "eau de duckshit".... :D


Classic dude. Agreed on that one though. I definitely wash my gear after diving in the lake despite its freshwater qualities!! :D :D
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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby somethin fishy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:48 am

Had my first dive in the lake yesterday afternoon..

Was presently surprised, viz wasn't too bad.. maybe 4m.. Huge amount of perch.. Students were doing fin pivots and had perch swimming underneath them!

Saw a huge school of some smaller fish on the weedline
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Re: Lake Pupuke

Postby Andy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:43 pm

somethin fishy wrote:Saw a huge school of some smaller fish on the weedline



One of those "Poor Knights" moments that happen in the lake from now and again! I love it when they happen... and the snail season is not far off, the snails in the lake are beautiful (when you shine a light on them).
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