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Any Arizona divers in the house?
zenmedianetworks - 10/04/2013 9:14 AM
Category: General
Replies: 6

Anyone else have cactus in their gear? If so where is your favorite place to dive in AZ?
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Brian_V - 10/04/2013 3:03 PM
I really like diving at the Spillway at Lake Pleasant, it’s just past the 10-lane boat ramp on the south side of the lake.
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Brian_V - 10/04/2013 3:06 PM
I also really like diving from the Windy Hill recreation site at Roosevelt Lake!
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zenmedianetworks - 10/04/2013 3:11 PM
Nice, in your experience does the vis change at different parts of the lake? Last weekend it was junk at Fireman’s Cove (boat traffic).
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Brian_V - 10/04/2013 3:22 PM
Yes, the viz can be drastically different at various dive sites on the very same day! If you can get on a boat and dive from one of the islands away from shore is the best viz. Also, the Old dam usually has pretty good viz. But that can vary by depth also, on the top of the old dam you could have 20’ of viz, but drop down to 100’ and have zero! drop a few feet more and get +40’! But with each of those viz changes you typically have a thermocline change. At 60’ the temp could be 80 degrees, drop to 100’ and the temp drops to 60 degrees, go down to 120’ and it drops to 50 degrees.