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Scuba Diving at the Denver Summit


I wish I would have saw this earlier, sounds like fun. Will not be able to
make it but hope it is a great experience for you all.

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 10:05 AM Miguel Lavalle <miguel at mlavalle.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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:
>>
>> https://a1scubastore.com/product/dive-with-the-fish/
>> https://a1scubastore.com/product/dive-with-the-sharks/
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Monty
>>
>> 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
>> Mountains.
>> >
>> >     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
>> is
>> >     probably REALLY low on the list.
>> >
>> >     But it turns out that there is a Dive Shop that does dives at the
>> >     Denver
>> >     Aquarium [0] (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
>> for
>> >     those of us who think that sounds like a fun idea. Due to
>> >     cross-contamination concerns for the health and safety of the fish,
>> the
>> >     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
>> well-scrubbed
>> >     mask is ok then a well-scrubbed dive computer would be ok - but
>> I'll be
>> >     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 I
>> >     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 at
>> >     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
>> home
>> >     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
>> Mountain
>> >     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 [1] 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
>> of
>> >     the normally scheduled dive times instead of arranging a group
>> outing,
>> >     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 me
>> >     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.
>> >
>> >     [0] https://divedowntown.com/
>> >     [1]
>> >
>> https://homesteadresort.com/utah-resort-things-to-do/homestead-crater/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > May The Force of OpenStack Be With You,
>> > */Rico Lin
>> > /*irc: ricolin
>> >
>> >
>>
>>

-- 
Kind regards,

Melvin Hillsman
mrhillsman at gmail.com
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