Scuba Diving at the Denver Summit
I get to Denver on Sunday 28th in the morning, so I booked the shark dive
for that day. In case others want to join me, as of April 19th at 1700UTC
there are still 5 spots available.
See you there!
On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:11 AM Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com> wrote:
> Hey folks!
> So - I have good news and bad news. I'll start with the bad news.
> The bad news is that there wasn't enough interest to justify booking a
> private dive. (There was also *no* interest in homestead crater) So
> we're down to just booking slots in their regularly scheduled dives on
> the weekend.
> The good news is that there are still spaces available for booking. So I
> recommend going to:
> and booking a dive directly.
> Sandy and I booked dive with the fish for Saturday (because I've got a
> board meeting on Sunday) Dive with the Fish is also now full (we got the
> last slots)
> I sent a message to the dive shop to see if it's possible for us to
> _also_ do the shark dive on the same day. It is - so if any of you are
> interested in doing the Saturday shark dive, let me know and I'll book
> spots for Sandy and I for the shark dive as well. But go ahead and book
> yourself a spot - so we can make sure you get to dive before we book a
> second spot.
> If that doesn't work for people, or if you prefer to do the fish dive on
> Sunday - don't worry about us.
> On 4/18/19 7:05 AM, Rico Lin wrote:
> > We usually need to reraise important stuff before Summit. So bump this
> > one!:) Can't wait!
> > On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 11:21 PM Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com
> > <mailto:mordred at inaugust.com>> wrote:
> > Hey everybody!
> > tl;dr - Let me know if you'd like to go diving in the Rocky
> > Of all of the places we've had a Summit where one might reasonably
> > expect there to be a possibility of Scuba Diving, the Denver Summit
> > probably REALLY low on the list.
> > But it turns out that there is a Dive Shop that does dives at the
> > Denver
> > Aquarium  (with all the fish and sharks and whatnot) The Denver
> > Aquarium is also very close to the Convention Center.
> > I'm going to see about putting together a private group dive event
> > those of us who think that sounds like a fun idea. Due to
> > cross-contamination concerns for the health and safety of the fish,
> > dive shop provides all equipment - so you don't have to bring gear.
> > They
> > will allow bringing your own mask - and I'm assuming if a
> > mask is ok then a well-scrubbed dive computer would be ok - but I'll
> > checking with them when I call to arrange things.
> > If you are Open Water certified and would like to join, please send
> > me a
> > response back (reply directly to me rather than the list is fine) so
> > can judge general interest level when talking to the lovely humans.
> > If you are **NOT** Open Water certified but are thinking to yourself
> > "wow, that sounds like fun" - the dive shop does certification dives
> > the aquarium on the weekends. That's a bit out of scope for me to
> > arrange, but if you want to show up in Denver early and do an Open
> > Water
> > class then join us, that's awesome. You can also get certified at
> > before coming ... but you'll need an Open Water certification to
> > join us.
> > BUT WAIT - THERE'S MORE!
> > There is another interesting diving opportunity in the general
> > West area - although not immediately **close** to Denver - that Sandy
> > and I are going to be going to before the Summit - Homestead Crater.
> > We're arranging to meet a Scuba instructor there to do our second
> > Altitude cert dive, and also to do a 2-dive "Hot Springs Diver"
> > specialty. We'd be happy to have folks join us.
> > Homestead Crater  is outside of Salt Lake City. It's a hot spring
> > the water is 96F/35.5C and it's also an altitude dive. If people are
> > interested, we can meet at the crater on Thursday morning pre-summit,
> > dive the crater, then drive to Denver on Friday/Saturday.
> > ** If only a small number of people are interested in any of this -
> > we'll likely just do the Denver dives the weekend before during one
> > the normally scheduled dive times instead of arranging a group
> > and shift Homestead, if anyone is interested, a few days earlier **
> > I will not have space enough in my car to get you from the crater to
> > Denver, so if you want to fly in to SLC ahead of time and meet there,
> > awesome.
> > Unlike Denver, the crater will require you have equipment, including
> > scuba tanks. For anyone interested in coming, there are dive shops in
> > Salt Lake where you can rent gear. There is a dive shop at the
> > crater to
> > do air fills.
> > Anyway - if anyone is interested in some or all of these things, let
> > know this week so I can get a headcount and then we can talk more
> > off-list about logistics and figure out how to deal with things for
> > people coming from far off (carpools, equipment, etc)
> > Monty
> > PS. If any of you aren't already using Subsurface for dive logging,
> > I'll
> > be happy to help you get set up.
> >  https://divedowntown.com/
> > 
> > --
> > May The Force of OpenStack Be With You,
> > */Rico Lin
> > /*irc: ricolin
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