Feeling Like A Spring Turtle

15 05 2016

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 ~

Ahhhh… Back in the water! The water was a balmy 50F, so I went with the thin liners, today. The dry gloves are still on, but what goes under them are just a little bit thinner!

Steve and I met Jen at the camp grounds, and it was opening weekend. For the season, divers must pay $16.99 + tax/day, to dive there.

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Today, was “Visit The Turtles Day!” This seems to be a breeding ground for them, so we are very careful not to disturb them. We just like to document them, and take photos of them. We saw at least two different species, and will be taking notes of our findings.

As we entered the water, we had some rocks to stand on, but we had to be a little careful, since the crayfish were sunbathing on them (in the water, of course). After gear checks, and going over our plan, we dropped down, where the current was already really moving. We went upstream for a bit, then drifted down, visiting our wonderful hard-shelled friends. There were big ones, little ones, and I took some photos of them.

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This guy came right up, to say hello…

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We even saw a massive muskie, that followed us, for a bit. I passed my camera to Steve, and he got a couple of photos of him. I wish that we had some kind of measuring tool with us, ‘cos he was freakin’ massive! Close to the same length as I am!

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The turtles are always amazing to see, and I love that some of them seem to pose for us!

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Bottom Time: 49 mins.
Max. Depth: 56′
Water Temp.: 50F
Visibility: 45′

We took a few photos of a few other turtles, after our dive (us, that is)…

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It was also the maiden voyage, for my new, custom Halcyon wing!

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Another day of fabulous River Turtle Diving Goodness!!

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