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Old 28 October 2014, 15:29   #21
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Great video, sounds like interesting islands for sure.
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Old 28 October 2014, 15:49   #22
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That was a great video! Makes me want to get into diving.
I would be more than happy to share info on diving locally if you ever decide to try. You got a great boat and a Searider is no slouch either. We have world class diving around here especially Monterey with Mendocino holding its own. Kelp forests are a magical place. The topography underwater can be crazy with giant cliffs/walls that drop into the abyss or so it seems. If you are lucky you might even come face to face with a whale. Lots of divers have seen them underwater.

The truth is once you have your gear it is pretty inexpensive (Other than the boat/truck costs which you already have) but the gear and class will be $3-4K, depending on how you decide to dive.

A video from BAUE one the of the GUE dive clubs.
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Old 28 October 2014, 17:31   #23
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Definitely, I want to get started. All I do is cruise on the Rib so it would make sense to get into something like diving.




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I would be more than happy to share info on diving locally if you ever decide to try. You got a great boat and a Searider is no slouch either. We have world class diving around here especially Monterey with Mendocino holding its own. Kelp forests are a magical place. The topography underwater can be crazy with giant cliffs/walls that drop into the abyss or so it seems. If you are lucky you might even come face to face with a whale. Lots of divers have seen them underwater.

The truth is once you have your gear it is pretty inexpensive (Other than the boat/truck costs which you already have) but the gear and class will be $3-4K, depending on how you decide to dive.

A video from BAUE one the of the GUE dive clubs.
Aug 4 dive
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No diving around the SF Bay. Central/Northern CA boat diving means Santa Cruz or Monterey to the south (though there are a couple of spots I've wanted to try out of Half Moon Bay), and Albion/Fort Bragg to the north.

If you have a beach launchable boat like Pete, there are a few other options, but not really closer to home.

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My friend launches his C-Dory out of Bodega and can go most anywhere, but he carries a lot of fuel. He often drives far past Salt Point.

I can also sling launch my Zodiac, so that opens up me up to Still Water Cove Carmel, and Point Arena.

Right outside the gate, on the North side there is a small cove we often run out to, and shut down for a float. The fish finder always lights off, so someday I wouldn't mind catching it on a slack incoming tide and jump overboard. I have seen 15' of vis there horizontal roughly.

Tworotorturbo, I need to share more info than I am willing to type. We should go for a boat ride, and chat
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I can do 15' (I've actually done a lot less... more often than I'll admit.)

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I can do 15' (I've actually done a lot less... more often than I'll admit.)
15 ft seems like a luxury when most of my diving is off the beach at night looking for bugs. I draw the line when I can't see my outstretched arm!
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Thanks for the info guys and excellent video/photos. I found a few dive classes in Oakland that I will go look into.
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Thanks for the info guys and excellent video/photos. I found a few dive classes in Oakland that I will go look into.
Where, exactly? Only dive shop I'm aware of in Oakland is Steele's; No experience with them, but I'd be a little leery about taking a class (other experiences.)

I'd suggest looking in Silicon Valley (a bit of a haul, but more active shops than Steele's is), or (I apologize for considering this) Sports Chalet in San Ramon or Dublin or wherever it is.

A lot of dive shops closed in the last ten years, or I'd have better suggestions.

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Yep I found Steele's on Yelp. I will look into the South Bay/Peninsula and North Bay too. Thanks
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