The morning of December 7th provided Bethlahammer with some of the best diving experiences to date. Having thought about the dive most of the night, waking up with a smile
I’ve heard of Homestead Crater and the warm (96F+) waters making it one of the more popular dive spots in all of Utah so I just HAD to dive it.
Littlerock Dam Reservoir was the subject of an extensive research voluntary project of Hardcore Dive Team, starting in November 2010 and continued for 9 months of regular diving to get
Another California First For HardcoreDiveTeam, on September 22nd 2012 we’ll be gathering on the sands of La Janelle, Oxnard CA at 7:00am to suit up and do alittle Pismo Clam
A Hardcore intention generated only days ago with one thing in mind…to get the best options possible for the short time that the “Brown Pelican Reserve Map” is open to
With safety in mind constantly, Hardcore Dive Team seeks new windows to open and develop a growing experience level that only a very few will attempt. Captain Adam C. James of Customized Scuba operating “The Goby,” posted a facebook invite “Oil Rig Dives, Wednesday and Thursday!” In now 14 years of extreme shore, boat and island dives, the Oil Rigs here in Southern California are completely a new experiencefor this Hardcore Diver. I mentioned that to AJ, and his solution to customize the whole first time experience was to bring me out there alone, to dive the rigs completely solo, with not another diver in the water at any of the rigs!!! Going totally Hardcore, the rush of the structure filled with marinelife big and small, was almost too much to comprehend. I thought I was going to stay shallow until processing the endless or nearly bottomless data. In approx 500+ feet of water, looking down the structure it was mezmerizing to the point I lost track of depth. The beauty just kept on growing the deeper I found myself.
Did a couple dives on Eureka Wednesday, bringing up a bag of rock scallops so heavy I had to struggle to get to the surface!! Images on Facebook.
Thursday came and with high winds in the forecast we had planned to go early. We made one brief stop on the way to Elly-Ellen at a 140′ dip dive Adam did solo to nab a 7 or 8lb sandbass it looked like it could have very well been a record size. Getting there at Elly-Ellen, once again I got to go for a solo trip with no distraction of any divers within miles around. Sea life was everywhere, while the rig operators were busy welding and running around watching over to view the scallop haul being lifted aboard The Goby! Another bag so heavy the surfacing was difficult.
Thanks to Captain AJ of Customized Scuba for customizing not one, but 2 bad ass Oil Rig dives into more hardcore than it could of been aboard any other dive boat.
Where the elite and few make up what Hardcore Dive Team is! DiveBuddy.com & HardcoreDiveTeam.com put together the few, the rad, Hardcore Explorers Beyond the Surface!
Going out to check out SS Avalon for reef health and fish population counts gets video surprise of over 2000 fish in one still school. 70ft and big surge in cold water scores! Potential “new wrecks” in Santa Monica Bay by California Ships to Reefs will be wild!
Hope Wilkos, National Water Sports Writer for examiner.com was discovered by us on DiveBuddy. Her articles seem to put you in the subject as if you were there. With a hit “add to buddy list” and we were added. We had information we wanted to get out, and requested “can you help with this?” Within the day, an article was produced to outline our goal and sent to the world. The Article! is a story beyond well writen by a diver who we were lucky to find. It took a ”buddy request” and a call for help. We know where to go for the best articles-Hope Wilkos, thank you!
The clean sweet bottom at 103′
while getting detailed survey data. Customized Scuba featuring “The Goby Dive Boat” takes 4 researchers to work on a rainy Sunday morning.
Results: Positively the best there is.