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100 Dives

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Sep28
On Sunday, May 28, 2017, I logged my 100th dive. It also happened to be the 1 year anniversary of my open water certification. That’s 1 dive every 3.65 days on average. 2016/2017 were quite a ride. Dive #100 was a nice easy one at Philips Outdoor Center, the place where it all started. A lot changed in 2016/2017. I completed 4 additional certifications (advanced 2 and 3, nitrox, and dry suit). I was perusing

Look Up

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Sep21
About thirty feet below the surface, Ben and I ware screwing around a little boat and feeding the bluegill. I cracked open a Zebra mussel and fed a little four-inch guy. We made a new friend and he swam around my mask begging for more. As we followed the hull up from the stern we both stopped, struck from the sunlight streaming through the water and landing on our masks. You could see the trees

Low Visibility, High Reward

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Sep13
On a dive last summer in Philip’s Quarry Muncie, IN, we swam along the east wall. This area had proved to be the least exciting part of our dives until now. The viz is around 10 feet throughout much of the summer and fall. Twice now though, we’ve seen some of the coolest things while in this area. Back in June ’16 we almost swam into a paddlefish with his long nose as we rounded

Natural Springs Resort

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Aug24
A week ago, we volunteered for a trip to YMCA Camp Crosley in North Webster, Indiana for some working dives. Camp Crosley has been hosting summer camps up there by Lake Tippecanoe for over 100 years. Many Hoosiers have spent part of their childhood at the camp and remember it fondly. We were happy to help out any way we could but it turns out that this day they needed divers! Ben and I loaded the truck

A Good Day to be a Bluegill

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Aug20
A few weeks ago, we visited Natural Springs Resort in New Paris, Ohio. It’s an old quarry with an average depth of about 20 feet with certain spots going down around 35 feet. In addition to being a great dive site it is also a very nice campground. We’ve had the privilege of diving here twice this year already and it’s been a blast both times. Ben and I visited in May to do a little

A Work Day at Camp Crosley

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Aug16
A week ago, we volunteered for a trip to YMCA Camp Crosley in North Webster, Indiana for some working dives. Camp Crosley has been hosting summer camps up there by Lake Tippecanoe for over 100 years. Many Hoosiers have spent part of their childhood at the camp and remember it fondly. We were happy to help out any way we could but it turns out that this day they needed divers! Ben and I loaded the truck