Re: Lake Havasu Dive Sites--Too Good to be True?


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Posted by Mike Hopkins on November 23, 2004 at 12:21:07:

In Reply to: Lake Havasu Dive Sites--Too Good to be True? posted by Steve Lawson on November 23, 2004 at 00:45:50:

I did a little diving in the area years(decades) ago. I remember Copper Canyon and few others. I would pass on the gorge and anywhere. There is radical current. Basically you are diving the Colorado River in places and it should not be taken lightly.

My experience with Lake Havasu. I have seen more drunken lunatic boat drivers in one day there. Then all my other dives in all other locations over 35 years. I have heard tales of ruins, but never talked to anyone that has seen them. Any radical spring runoff from the snow pack in Colorado. Would create huge flows that would move or destroy ruins.

I use to operate at Hoover Dam and am a bit familiar with Colorado River flows. They do cycle and it would be wise to know what you are getting yourself into. Here is a website with some flow information.
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/az/nwis/current/?type=flow

Personally, high river currents scare me more than Great Whites.



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