Bottom Time E-Mail News Archives


Feb. 6, 2003

Edition 3

The Fargo Boat show at the dome is over and it was nice visiting with those of you that attended.   Our next show, the Red River Valley Sportsmen's Boat, Camping, and Vacation Show, will be the 27 and 28th of Feb. and March 1 and 2 at the Fargo Dome.   If you know of anyone interested in trying scuba have them bring a swimming suit and towel and stop by our booth and they can try scuba with one of our staff as we will have a swimming pool at the dome.   Last year was our first year trying this and it was a big success.
Our dive group just got back from eight days in the sun with five full days of diving in Cozumel.  Thirty one of us enjoyed great weather and some of the best diving we have had in years.  Lots of big spotted eagle rays, turtles, and even one large Jew fish.   Scuba Club did an excellent job of taking care of our group and as usual the meals were excellent.   We are all ready looking forward to next year. January 2004 we will again be headed back to Cozumel for a week.  We will again be  going back to Truk lagoon and while there we are also going on the either Yap or Palau.  Truk is the best shipwreck diving in the world and the wrecks are not all that deep so skill level for most is just being a conformable diver. The only complaint we got last time we went to Truk was that it was such a long flight, so as long as we are traveling that far we will spend five extra days diving on one of the other islands. Yap is known for its Manta Rays and Hammerhead Sharks diving whereas Palau is known for its great abundance of large fish life and excellent wall diving.  The currents are stronger here which makes it the only disadvantage of going to Palau.   I should have more  information on this great trip by the next email newsletter.
Now to turn to the more chilly side we are planning an ice diving class for the 7, 8, and 9 of March with the classroom on Friday evening  the 7 and the dives on Sat. the 8 and Sunday the 9.   If wanting to do the dry suit part that will be done on Thursday evening the 6th.  We have about 4 signed up so far and would encourage anyone else interested to give us a call.   You must either have an advanced rating or 100 logged dives to take the ice diving class.  We are looking forward to a new and exciting year and hope we can serve you as being the only full service dive center in the lakes area.  Sea you on the bottom