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SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:20 pm

SwimJim's Fall Colors Fortune Pond dive trip is coming up this weekend September 20th and 21st. I will be there Thursday already and leave on Sunday.

Staying true to the "Fall Colors" theme there will be a bunch of colorful vintage gear being dove. I will have wetsuits along in silver, red, black, blue, yellow striped and sharkskin. Regulators along will have yellow hoses, black hoses, red hoses, and gray hoses. Black/blue fins, red/white/blue fins and all black fins. Horse collars in yellow, blue, black and silver. Dive knives in blue, green, orange and black. Tanks will be silver, black, orange, white, 2 yellow UDS-1 units and a white ABS unit. Most tanks will be doubles but some triples will be there too!

New this trip to fortune pond will be the Desco full face mask that made it's debut at Sea Hunt. Hope to get some video in the clear water. Also new to this trip should be a yellow/black striped Cousteau looking helmet. Hopefully it's done from being newly painted today. I plan to dive it with my UDS-1 triple tank housing and a double hose regulator.

Now where am I gonna put all this stuff in my truck to get it all there??

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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:33 pm

Yes, it will be a colorful weekend.

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There will be colorful chili too

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Rumor has it, there may be cake as well....... :wink:
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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:09 pm

I think Sea Hunt Jerry may be coming up to dive with you and bringing one or more other divers. Have fun, guys. I will miss diving with you this time. :)
P.S. I will definitely miss the Chili!
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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:52 am

Yes I do believe Jerry will be there one of the days.

The yellow helmet is finished SwimJim so it will make the trip. Remind me this time not to accidently smash the camera card with all the pictures on it!! The chilli will be a great lunch!! Can't wait to dive. Birthday weekend for me too!

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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:17 am

Just an FYI. I'm planning on doing the chili on Saturday.

Jim

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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:18 am

Great, I will plan according. Leaving shortly here.

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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:31 pm

This is awesome!

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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:53 pm

First time out with the new helmet and a Royal Aquamaster hooked up to the UDS-1


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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:12 am

Nice video Ron! You look just like a Cousteau diver. 8)

BTW - Happy Birthday young man!

Items of interest...
1. Fully functional UDS-1 Scuba system
2. Double hose conversion for the UDS-1
3. Authentic Cousteau style mask.
4. Cousteau style yellow striping
5. Reproduction smooth rubber suit.
6. Cousteau style helmet with Integral Light
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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:12 pm

What no Otarie fins? šŸ¤­

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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:53 pm

I could almost hear the man speaking with that soft french accent.

I came across a USD-1 on Craigs List out of New York the other day. It has been listed for a while.

PS NICE KIT!

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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:02 am

Well, the Fall colors dive has come and gone. The trees were not at peak, but pretty close. Temps were in the mid 70's. Friday was sunny and Saturday and Sunday were cloudy. No rain of any consequence. This event was a little different as people seemed to drift in and out during the weekend. Saturday we had a nice chili lunch topped off with a cake to celebrate Ron's birthday .
There was a lot of training going on so viz near the entry was down to 60 to 80 feet. If you swam a ways right or left it got better though. Still the best diving around in these parts.
Just an FYI for those of you who frequent Fortune Pond. There is a new sign at the entrance that says a "Recreation Passport" is required. Basically it's a park sticker that will get you into any state park in Michigan. Not that big of a deal.
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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:06 am

Info on the Recreational Passport can be found here... https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-3 ... --,00.html

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Re: SwimJim's Fall Colors trip Fortune Pond Sept 20, 21

Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:06 pm

Here is a video that my uncle made from the Fall Colors dive weekend. There is no underwater footage in it, but a lot of good drone stuff. We also celebrate Ron's birthday... with cake and everything. So here it is...

https://vimeo.com/363400387

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