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#190
North Carolina Dive Season
DeepBluExplorer - 2/19/2017 2:56 PM
Category: Buddy Wanted
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It’s almost that time of year! I’d like to see if anyone is interested in getting some dives in around April or May. There are several quarries found in North Carolina. I’m thinking about Fantasy Lake in Rolesville, NC, or Blue Stone Dive Resort in Thomasville, NC. Around June i’d like to get a group together, and get out into open ocean. What are everyone’s thoughts?
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ScubaGrunt - 2/21/2017 8:26 AM
I don’t know if you already have an operation in mind, but I crew/DM on the Outrageous V out of Discovery Diving in Beaufort, NC. We’d love to have you and your group dive with us. Capt Terry Leonard has been running that boat for 35 years and will ensure you have a great wreck diving experience. Feel free to PM if you or your group have any questions. Have a great day.

Danny
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Fishcrazy - 3/15/2017 12:36 PM
I just got certified and ready to get in the ocean. I live in Wilmington and was also looking at Fantasy Lake
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Frankenfish - 3/21/2017 8:49 PM
I plan on being in Nags Head for a week in June, I’m hoping to get at least one day of diving in. I haven’t contacted a shop yet but when I do I plan on seeing who wants to join me.
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DeepBluExplorer - 3/22/2017 3:41 PM
Fishcrazy congrats on getting certified! I’ve been to Fantasy last year, and I really enjoyed it overall. I have one other diver that’s going to dive with us so far. We were thinking about first dive either in April or May. Let me know what you think. Frankenfish once you get some information, let me know. I’m always available to dive!
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Fishcrazy - 3/22/2017 4:42 PM
I’m in on the dive. I work shift work so all I need is a date to confirm. Looking forward to hear back
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jlmanus - 3/23/2017 2:32 PM
I’m always down to dive. Do you have a date in mind for the quarries?
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DeepBluExplorer - 3/26/2017 2:41 PM
Let’s all vote on whether we want to get out in the water in April or May? We could always do both as well. I’m ok with anything.
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Fishcrazy - 3/26/2017 3:17 PM
I’m in for both. Like I said I just need some dates to confirm because of my work schedule
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jlmanus - 3/26/2017 3:30 PM
I’m in for both as well
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micahroe - 3/28/2017 6:03 PM
I would be down to dive in April! It has been a while since I have been able to get out in the water. Just let us know the dates and based on that I could go in April, and possibly May as well.
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ScubaGrunt - 3/28/2017 6:16 PM
Greetings All,

Regarding my previous post, all still applies except now I’ll be on the Blackbeard Liveaboard in the Bahamas from 7-14 April. Feel free to contact Discovery Diving in Beaufort, NC for any charter questions. Hope to dive with you guys sometime. BTW- we had 64 degrees on the wreck Aeolus this past Saturday and 25 feet of viz. The Papoose had 64 degrees with 80 feet of viz. Many pelagic species and plenty of sand tigers to be seen.

Best Regards,
Danny
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DeepBluExplorer - 4/01/2017 11:39 PM
April 22, 23, 29, or 30th?

May 20, 21, 27, or 28th?

Let me know what days work best with everyone. We’ll go with majority. As warmer weather sets in, I’m thinking about getting some ocean dives in from May on out. If everyone agrees, we can get our first dive at Fantasy Lake. Looking forward to diving with everyone, stay safe.
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Fishcrazy - 4/02/2017 6:18 AM
I’m open on 4/29-30 and 5/27-28. I have to work on the other dates
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jlmanus - 4/02/2017 6:21 AM
I’m open for all of the days except April 22.
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micahroe - 4/03/2017 5:38 PM
I am open to all of those dates except for April 22 & 23.
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DeepBluExplorer - 4/03/2017 11:42 PM
April 29 it is! I’ll probably bring two tanks with me for the day. Let me know what you guys are bringing. If I remember right, anyone needing additional tanks can rent them from the dive shop in Raleigh for like $10. On the plus side, water should be warming up nice around that time.
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micahroe - 4/04/2017 11:28 AM
I am planning to go but the military is not very concrete on schedules, but for now it’s a go for me. I am in Jacksonville, so if anyone wants to car pool, we can. Save some gas/money if you are driving from Wilmington. If something comes up that prevents me from going, I’ll let you know. I plan on getting a two-tank rental package from New River Dive Center. Possibly, a third tank in Raleigh, depending. Also, what time are we planning on meeting at Fantasy Lake?
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DeepBluExplorer - 4/11/2017 8:49 AM
I’m going to get there around 930 to 10. I’ll pm everyone my cell #. I remember the life at Lejeune. I lived on Topsail Island, great place.
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jlmanus - 28 days 21 hours ago.
How many tanks are we planning on?
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DeepBluExplorer - 28 days 2 hours ago.
I’m gonna bring 2. Another Diver, Adam, is also bringing 2.
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jlmanus - 28 days 2 hours ago.
Ok. I’ll be there around 9:30 then