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Hey C-WD, I dive year-round. Hoping to get out Christmas week. We're pretty much restricted to rivers, but those are our favorite haunts anyway. How about you?

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I do dive year round mostly Cold Water. I have no choice but fast rivers this time of year until iceout in spring. I just dove on Tuesday trying out my new 7mm wet suit, hood booties n gloves. The water was 32 degree but fast moving coastal river. The boots first time using this type were no good. Im usually good for 90 min only lasted 52. My feet were in so much pain as frost bite was set in. I poured hot coffee in my boots to thaw my feet out. What do you use for boots or are you drysuit? Kevin
 

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I don't know how you do it, Kev. I'd be a dead man. I'm just gonna have to continue hanging out with the gnats, I guess. With that said, you are most deserving of the spectacular finds that you've made because you definitely pay the price.
 

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Hi DeepSea,
I do dive year round mostly Cold Water. I have no choice but fast rivers this time of year until iceout in spring. I just dove on Tuesday trying out my new 7mm wet suit, hood booties n gloves. The water was 32 degree but fast moving coastal river. The boots first time using this type were no good. Im usually good for 90 min only lasted 52. My feet were in so much pain as frost bite was set in. I poured hot coffee in my boots to thaw my feet out. What do you use for boots or are you drysuit? Kevin

I'm a dry-suit guy for such conditions. We're typically getting :90 bottom times, which makes the long drive to the good sites worthwhile. I try to get two dives in most trips. Why do you dive wet in Winter? A good fitting suit will keep you warm, but the post-dive freeze-ups are brutal!
 

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53ADA73E-0F7E-47F9-A3D3-225C5919E07E.jpgSome more finds:
 

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I'm a dry-suit guy for such conditions. We're typically getting :90 bottom times, which makes the long drive to the good sites worthwhile. I try to get two dives in most trips. Why do you dive wet in Winter? A good fitting suit will keep you warm, but the post-dive freeze-ups are brutal!

Hi Dan, I have an Avon dry suit that I have used for years. I dont normally do more than one dive as the tide only permits one. The outgoing tides here will take you out to sea. I usually plan the dive when high is coming in still then slack tide and ride the outgoing tide back to my exit. The dry suit is prone to have a pin prick of a hole and leaks. So I switched to wet 2-3 years back and I stay warm as long as Im moving myself against current and kicking alot. As far a the post dive Im in my car asap w heat cranking, drive home in my suit and right into the shower (Hot shower). Its been so cold lately I wont be surprised if there will be a lot of Ice sheets moving over head. PS you have some nice finds there.
 

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WOW! That Myer`s Rock Rose is a find of a lifetime, those others are really nice too!

Thanks Bill, I still have a tough time believing I found that one. I went back to that spot numerous times and found absolutely nothing. Just random luck on that one.
 

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deepseadan - that arnprior ont bottle is awesome .

but what is the clear "mineral water " bottle in top picture beside the simcoe ont bottle ? tried to read its label but couldn't identify it
 

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deepseadan - that arnprior ont bottle is awesome .

but what is the clear "mineral water " bottle in top picture beside the simcoe ont bottle ? tried to read its label but couldn't identify it

Hey RCO, I have a that bottle packed away right now, but here is a quart bottle pictured in a reference book I have, that has the same label:


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