Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Omni Divers Ice Diving
Lake of the Woods, Klamath Falls, OR
January 23 - 25, 2009
Ice Divers and Potential Ice Divers:
Ice Diving Instructors and Potential Ice Diving Instructors:
It is now official, my local representative has determined there is anywhere from 18 - 24 inches of ice on top of the Lake of the Woods situated in Klamath County, Oregon.
We are planning on meeting for breakfast at 0800 at Elmer's on 6th in Klamath Falls.
then at 0900 meeting at the Dive Rescue Station at Highway 97 and Wocus Road.
then at 0930 after completing liability releases and medical forms and statements of understanding and checking for proof of open water diver certification with experience in deep, navigation, and night diving and gathering gear
we head on Highway 97 to Highway 140 to Dead Indian Road to the Lake of the Woods resort.
Arriving approximately 1030 hrs.
Please bring a shovel (square ended works better, but if you only have a round ended one that will also work) to help with the snow.
If you have a chain saw with a 24 inch bar (ours is only 20 inches) we could use it to cut through the ice.
Our plan is to dive three times on Saturday. If you would like to make any dives on Sunday, we can work that out also. We will have an underwater videographer taking the ice diving course in preparation for the next class on February 6-7-8, 2009.
The ice diving class on January 24 and maybe 25, 2009, is a prep weekend for the February 6-7-8, 2008. this is the weekend where we will have a contingent from OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) filming for an Oregon Field Guides Television program segment in which we will be putting on an ice diving class.
Bring warm clothes and boots suitable for tromping on the ice for three hours as it takes up to 3 hours to prepare the hole for ice diving then when you are not in the water you will be tending.
Bring extra gloves and your dry suits and if you really want to you can bring your wet suits as we usually have an individual each year that wants to try it in his/her wet suit.
Depending on interest we can dive on Sunday and you can leave from the Lake or we might even try a different location.
We are also conducting an ice diving instructor course both weekends, so if your are interested, please let me know and I can get you the additional information required and let you know the appropriate fees associated with this phase of the instruction.
As with all of my courses we enjoy having those already certified as ice divers to come along and get under the ice or help on top as a tender.
Bring food/snacks/water/hot chocolate as the resort will be closed.
I have several links off of the ice diving page you may wish to look over.
The cost of the course is $295 plus $35 for books and materials and $25 for certification fees. If you wish an additional certification from your favorite agency please contact me to see if it available.
Drive Carefully as the roads in and out of the area can be difficult at times.
For those of you traveling from out of town the Econo Lodge is inexpensive but there are also other accomodations in town.
If you have any questions please feel free to email or call me.
February 6 - 8, 2009
Please email email@example.com if you are interested or want additional information.