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Topic: Newbie diving opportunities Nov 1st-4th  (Read 411 times)

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A lot of the NCKA family loves to ocean fish, but seasonal closures screw that up.  Many have mentioned they would love to learn how to dive and be able to spearfish all year round.

I am not a Freedive instructor nor a kayak instructor.  But I have learned a lot from more experienced folks so if anyone is interested in giving it a try I can at least give you some pointers on gear or getting comfortable in the water and maybe get a few more people interested in the sport. 

My first few trips were epic failures with no one to give me any pointers.  I have taken a few out for their first trips and they have said how much that helped so let’s go big. 

If you bring kayaks we can practice self rescue and that will basically make sure you can get back in after a dive. 

I am keeping an eye on the weather but right now the 1st-3rd look the best.  Sorry for those that can’t get out of work but I wanted the newest divers to have an opportunity to get used to the water so they will want to keep doing it. 

All levels of experience are welcomed.  It just depends on if there is any interest in freediving, Diving from a kayak, and spearfishing that will dictate where and what we can plan for. 

For those coming from longer distances Parviz over at Red Triangle Spearfishing in Petaluma said if anyone needed weight belts, masks, snorkels or any freediving or spearfishing gear he would work outside of normal hours to help make this work so you can grab some stuff on the way.

I have a few things I can loan out so post up if you are interested and what days would work best.  If you can’t afford to buy or rent gear please post up on what you may need and I may have it or be able to borrow it. 

I am not against Diving multiple days.  Most likely this will be in Ft Bragg or Mendocino somewhere. 

Minimum gear needed will be:

Wetsuit
Booties and gloves
Fins
Weight belt and weights
Mask and snorkel

Additional gear depends on how comfortable you feel in the water and if you want to try kayak diving or spearfishing.

**updated to include the 4th as an option**
« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 12:19:47 AM by DG »
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What a great offer DG for someone to take advantage of.
Wish I could make it up there.
I still have a couple days/nights on the books to stay at Albion.  I would have to bring my dive boat though.
Maybe next time.
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What a great offer DG for someone to take advantage of.
Wish I could make it up there.
I still have a couple days/nights on the books to stay at Albion.  I would have to bring my dive boat though.
Maybe next time.
There will be more opportunities.  Just know RF season closes soon over here and the quicker new divers get in the water the better they will get. 
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If only I could get those days off I'd be your Huckleberry.
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If only I could get those days off I'd be your Huckleberry.
You will be my huckleberry in spirit.  We need a day of scallops.
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Man! I wish I could make this. I wanted to get into diving but never knew how to get started. Perhaps you can hold an event when the season is over?


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Man! I wish I could make this. I wanted to get into diving but never knew how to get started. Perhaps you can hold an event when the season is over?
Perhaps
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Its now showing possible showers the 2nd to the 4th, but the 1st - 4th all look good for waves.  Let’s keep an eye on things and see about doing one or two days if you don’t mind a little rain.   
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Count me in. this is the nudge in the butt I need!
EJ in Elk Grove


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Spearfishing is on my bucket list, unfortunately can make it on those dates.
Please let me know if you decide to do this again.


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Spearfishing is on my bucket list, unfortunately can make it on those dates.
Please let me know if you decide to do this again.


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I am sure we will be able to do this again. 
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I want to learn how to kayak dive :smt006
My biggest worry is that my wife(when I'm dead)will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it


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I want to learn how to kayak dive :smt006
Any of these days work for you.  Possible rain Friday and Saturday now so just trying to see who can go on what days and make sure whoever shows up has the appropriate gear. 
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Learning how to kayak dive or spearfish has been my goal for this winter/spring. 
Unfortunately I can't make those dates but please please... I'd love to make it up there for your next outing.

Thanks for putting this together for us newbies.

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Unfortunately Im a slave to the mon-fri rat race.perhaps another time?but thanks for taking the time out to offer this.those of you who can make it,id suggest you take him up on this offer. Opportunities like this dont come around too often
My biggest worry is that my wife(when I'm dead)will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it