Friday evening we met at 1915 and completed liability releases and medical forms and statements of understanding and checking for proof of open water diver certification.
Then we had a presentation by one of the instructors along with an active participation by all participants. We went over gear configurations and what additional items we would need for the open water portion of the course.
My local representative had determined there is anywhere from 2 - 4 inches of ice on top of the Upper Klamath Lake situated in Klamath County, Oregon.
We then had a planning meeting during breakfast at 0800 at Elmer's on 6th in Klamath Falls. Then we moved at 0900 to a gear gathering meeting at the Klamath County Sheriff Dive Rescue Station at Highway 97 and Wocus Road.
Items that we required:
Bring warm clothes and boots suitable for tromping on the ice 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 also conducted a surface ice rescue instructor course.
As with all of my courses we enjoy having those already certified as surface ice rescue technicians to come along and get on the ice or help on top as a tender.
Bring food/snacks/water/hot chocolate.
The cost of the course is $225 plus $45 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 very 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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or want additional information.