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Nicholas from Sacramento CA | Scuba Diver

I have done Advanced Open Water, Higher Altitude Diving (Lake Tahoe) and Nitrox classes, but I am still a relative novice I think.

I would like to travel to the tropics as time and finances permit, but usually put on the wetsuit and go for the cold California ocean.

Anybody out there?


MontereyMatt - 9/13/2018 6:01 PM
Hi Nick,

My Name is Matt Elyash, I also have similar certs, AOW, RD, Nitrox. I have been inactive for a couple years after a good friend and fellow diver fell victim to cancer, and I guess I just found other things to do for a while.

I have a 22’ Reinell Walk Around I/O that is multipurpose, mostly for fishing and trolling, but also set up for diving. For example it has a GOOD dive ladder, clips for securing your BC to the swim step, and a couple of the Sea Sucker Tank holders, to hopefully keep tanks in a decent order and out of the way. It is not spacious, but we can probably dive 4 off of it if we squeeze it a bit and don’t bring every dive accessory we own... lol. I have dove Tahoe in the past (off the beach), and do prefer to keep the "Oh’ Alright out of as much salt as I can, so lake diving sounds like a good bet for that. I need to do a couple refresher dives with my local shop before I jump back in, but maybe we can make something happen before the end of fall. Let me know if that works for you.
KaraM - 9/13/2018 10:21 AM
I would someday like to dive Tahoe! So, being from sea level, high altitude diving would be in my future!
dive1bb - 12/10/2018 4:11 PM
Oh diving Tahoe would be awesome! They just opened this a little while ago:
NickBee - 1/23/2019 5:13 PM
August or September? By then the melted snow that makes up Lake Tahoe is warm enough.
NickBee - 8/21/2019 7:06 PM
A dive group (Dolphin Divers of Sacramento) set to go there October 5. Maximum warmth before it starts cooling off and snowing again: