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River diver
Anonymous - 5/07/2017 10:46 AM
Category: Anonymous
Replies: 8

I was wondering if there is special training for a river dive. The river I want to dive is the Deleware river. The spot is very shallow.
Anonymous - 19 days ago.
No matter where you dive on the river there will be current so you need to plan your exit before you enter.

There will be boat traffic so you’ll need a flag.

Below Bristol the viz sucks, above it’s just green and limited.

So where is this secret shallow spot? :)
Anonymous - 18 days 23 hours ago.
Drift Specialty covers some of River Diving.
Anonymous - 18 days 20 hours ago.
I went to Easton, I was by the tackle and kitchen shop.
Anonymous - 18 days 9 hours ago.
What is very shallow? What kind of speed in the current are we looking at. You’ll need more weight and some kind of river stick. I use an old large Phillips screw driver with a hole in the handle for a lanyard. Typically the current will be slightly slower near the bottom or closer to shore depending on the river topography. If there isn’t an exit down river to use I’ll work my way upstream closer to shore then drift back down to where I entered. The best thing to do is to see if you can get hooked up with somebody that may have dove the area or has more experience.
Anonymous - 18 days 4 hours ago.
I snorkeled around Frenchtown area last summer scouting out dive spots.
Good vis.
We climbed on our kayaks for the rapids.
Fun but watch the current the big rocks come up quickly.
Plan around —-no rain for awhile, lower flow and better vis.

I would be happy to join a dive.
I suggest scout with kayaks/ canoes and snorkel, one dive up one diver down.
Bring non diver friends to join the drift.
Greg
Anonymous - 17 days 8 hours ago.
would be happy to join a dive.
I suggest scout with kayaks/ canoes and snorkel, one dive up one diver down.
Bring non diver friends to join the drift.
Greg

Have boat, will travel :) This would require a lift back to entry point to retrieve trailer and I assume this would be after the water warms up a bit. LA

Anonymous - 17 days 4 hours ago.
The water temps are not too bad now but the flow is up.
Let’s wait till the flow slows down.
The Ocean is cleaning up for the weekend.
Greg