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Suba diving?

Sterling Heights...
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Suba diving?

Is scuba diving allowed in any of the lakes around Bishop?

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Menifee, California
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1. Re: Suba diving?

Well, I've never heard that brought up. There wouldn't be much to see, not sure why you would want to go scuba diving - except perhaps to check where the fish are hiding LOL. And the water is very cold, obviously.

This is nothing in the California state freshwater fishing regulations that prohibits using scuba gear that I can find.

Edited: 02 July 2015, 12:22
Sterling Heights...
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2. Re: Suba diving?

Thanks for your answer.

It's hard to explain, other than to say, water is my element, and diving - just being in the water - is my natural high. There doesn't have to be any shipwrecks or coral reefs - although those are fun too!

I have been working as a commercial offshore diver. I'm heading for a new job in Bishop (on dry land), and was worried about diving withdrawals! : )

Menifee, California
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3. Re: Suba diving?

Well, different strokes, I guess 8-). If you do go, just remember to stay well away from the shore -- the fisherman won't appreciate your presence if it means fouling their fishing lines.

Santa Cruz...
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4. Re: Suba diving?

Or scaring their fish away....:~)

Menifee, California
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5. Re: Suba diving?

I didn't want to mention that, but yeah... 8-).

Santa Clara...
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6. Re: Suba diving?

Lake Tahoe?

http://californiadiver.com/diving-lake-tahoe/

Grover Beach...
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7. Re: Suba diving?

I would be VERY careful about getting into a fresh water lake in Bishop after a young woman died from a brain eating amoeba after swimming in a lake there

Menifee, California
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8. Re: Suba diving?

It is likely she contracted this virus on private property -- not any of the lakes in the Bishop area: cbsnews.com/news/… . Also here, from one of the local news services: sierrawave.net/35402/…

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9. Re: Suba diving?

Good to know, Inyogirl. Still... scary stuff.

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