Central Otago, West Coast & Fiordland

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Re: Central Otago, West Coast & Fiordland

Postby NEMES1S » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:50 pm

ScubaSteveWanaka wrote:Brrrrr is right. Snowing to 600m today and it is the last day of Spring!
Not too many people willing to brave the cold today, so had a little time to work on my avatar.

Is that you walking upside down on the underside of the ice with one fin off.....class!!!
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Re: Central Otago, West Coast & Fiordland

Postby ScubaSteveWanaka » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:07 pm

NEMES1S wrote:Is that you walking upside down on the underside of the ice with one fin off.....class!!!


You nailed it!
It was surprisingly difficult to stand upside down, so had to keep one fin on so I could stay in position while my buddy snapped the pic.
Ended up looking like a diving ninja running along the ice.
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Re: Central Otago, West Coast & Fiordland

Postby NEMES1S » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:13 pm

ScubaSteveWanaka wrote:
NEMES1S wrote:Is that you walking upside down on the underside of the ice with one fin off.....class!!!


You nailed it!
It was surprising difficult to stand upside down, so had to keep one fin on so I could stay in position while my buddy snapped the pic.
Ended up looking like a diving ninja running along the ice.

Classic pic...!!
Possibly next time when you get upside down with your feet planted securely on the underside of the ice,you could inflate your BCD a certain amount and the inverted positive bouyancy would literally hold you up so you have both feet planted firmly against the ice.

And then just use your BCD rear dump valve when you are ready to peel off the underside... ha ha ha :D

That is if this is not how you did this in the first place... :lol:
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Re: Central Otago, West Coast & Fiordland

Postby Jason » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:41 pm

Yeah I'ld say. Awesome avatar ScubaSteve. Very clever and imaginative.
Never too cold (thick long hair helps a bit :wink: ).
Just drifting along with whatever is current.
Currently I'm reading : The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley.
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Re: Central Otago, West Coast & Fiordland

Postby ScubaSteveWanaka » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:09 am

We are experiencing some amazing conditions here at present.

Unprecedented water temps of 21 deg on the surface, 18 deg at 12m and 14 deg at 27m.
For the first time in 10 years of diving these lakes I have been diving in a wetsuit, without gloves. It helps when the air temps are consistently in the 30s.

Just had an unbelievably good weekend doing Altitude, Navigation, DPV, Deep and Nitrox dives over 3 different sites in 2 different lakes all within 15 mins drive from the store.

Apparently the conditions at our nearest sea dive on the west coast are fantastic too.

Gotta love this place. :D
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Re: Central Otago, West Coast & Fiordland

Postby Jason » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:39 am

Damn - i don't get down that way till early June.
Most likely just dive Lake Coleridge though...still.
(pretty sure its a drysuit dive that time of year?)
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