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Scuba Diving at the Denver Summit


For your information,

We're also going to have a dive with sharks on 27, April.
So if you're interested in join and like to have some company (there still
2 in stock for that day), here's the link
https://www.a1scuba.com/product/dive-with-the-sharks/

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 11:21 PM Melvin Hillsman <mrhillsman at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
> mobile: (832) 264-2646
>


-- 
May The Force of OpenStack Be With You,

*Rico Lin*irc: ricolin
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