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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2009 12:00 am
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Could someone give us some recent dive condition info for both local dives and San Pedro island? Water temperature, visability, safety issues related to post Hurricane Jimena damage/runoff, etc. Thanks!

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We were out at the Island Saturday snorkeling at the light house,  the vis was great, 50 feet. water temps were 87 F and lots of fish. Your local diving will depend on daily conditions and could be great today and bad tomarrow, so no comment on local diving other than the temps are between 87 to 92 F head out to the island as it is always a good dive!
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I post conditions on http://www.divesancarlos.net Also just added pictures of a shell collection. Absolutely fantastic ! Please enjoy, Johan.

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Current dive condition -- wet!

Hee - sorry, I couldn't resist.

My dive computer registerd 86 the 25-29th of Sep.  Afternoons have rougher surf. 

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We ended up going to San Pedro Island yesterday. Cloudy weather but water was great, 84 surface and 82 at 40-60 feet deep. Visability was 40-50 feet. The sea lions were playful, more than usual with some possible mating rituals being observed. Fun! Then on the way back we got in a large pod of dolphin (100-150) jumping and playing all around the boat. Overall, a great day!

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Hello,

We are in San Carlos now and the dive conditions have been great. We have made 4 dives at San Pedro and the vis has been 60-80 and the temp right at 80. As far as the hurricane damage, they are still fixing the roads and there is still quite a lot of debris around but we have had no issues getting anywhere in town, they have some detours set up but no big deal.

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Bump!  Any updates?  Anyone diving in November?

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I am coming down next week, 11/21 -29 and hope to do a dive.  

Can anyone tell me if a 3/2mm wetsuit is suitable for this time of year? 

Thanks

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I wear my 6.5 mil now. When you run into a thermocline it sure cools down. One diver in a farmer john got to hot, but that is double. In the local coves a 3 mil could still do, but 72F gets cold after a while. This time of the year it is a steady drop down. I would want to be ready for below 70. Last year  Nov 29 was the first time below 70. Dec 13 it was 66. For now 72 is my coldest and with my sensative skin I am to whimpy for just a 3 mil. Enjoy.

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Thanks for the info!  I will probably leave my 3 at home and just rent a warmer one :)

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Ashley of Desert Divers of Tucson says the water is 75 degrees F.

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Just got back from Thanksgiving in San Carlos.  Did a couple of boat dives with Sonora Sports Center (Vince Radice), good service good boat Captain, thoroughly enjoyed it.  Water was generally 72 F with vis around 20 ft, altho we did one dive off the end of Deer Island where the surface temp was 80 F, but still 72 F at 40-50 ft.  Uneventful drive down and back to Tucson.

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Anyone want to post an update?

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Hola, 71 F at sixty feet . Visibility around 25 feet.  There are some stronger currents around. Nothing extreem, just dive against it first. Do not count on 80 F. Dress up and bring a sweater. We have seen big schools of jumping Manta's. Lets see if we can top last weekend. Orca's, Dolphins, Manta's , lots of eals, a little Halibut etc. etc. Enjoy ! See you on the bottum, Johan.

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Wow - Friends diving this weekend 12-13 Dec says the water temps are still 71-72.

<sigh> :)

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Does anyone wish to post an update for those of us coming down for Memorial Day?  :)

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Well, the shorty's have come out the closet. We enjoyed 72-75 in Lalos Cove. The Kelp is still standing and there are lots of fish in it. Yesterday I found a guitar fish and we saw a big diamond stingray. It was at least 4 ft across and with the tail 8 ft long. We like to swim on the edge of the kelp forest rather than barging through it or we swim just over the top. Visibility has been around 25-30 ft and that is good enough for me. Last week I still found 66 F on a deep dive at the Island but the shallow was also 72. Clearly the water is warming up and once that has started it keeps going. Very soon we will be seeing 80's. Life is a beach and I dive. Johan.

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We are coming down next week. Is a 3mm necessary or will a shorty be more than enough?

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We dove last Sunday at Eagles Nest and San Antonio, local dive spots. The bottom Temp. was 78 on both dives. We wore 3 or 4mm but everyone is different and it will get warmer too. Good luck.

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Dove June 18, made three local dives. Eagles, Window rock & Dos Gringos. Viz 25 Ft. at best, lots of fish and Water temp 82*- 76* down to about 85 Ft. Wind has been blowing in from the south, so the jelly fish are showing up, every one I talked too has seen one this week. I only saw one jelly.
June 19 at the North Point of Island. Viz 30-50 Ft. and water temp was 84* but 74* around 90 Ft. Had a fantastic time Diving and no problems driving to San Carlos from Phoenix.

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