For anyone who knows me, they know that I get cold when I am diving. I have run the gamut from doubling up on suits ( a 3 mm under a 5 mm, looking like the Michelin man), to my really nasty P….. suit. It keeps me warm, but I hate it because it has no flexibility.
But, now comes Lavacore. Lavacore is a fleece-lined undergarment to wear under your wetsuit. It comes in a variety of pieces, full jumpsuit, shirts, hooded shirts, vests, socks, and much more. You get to choose the piece to keep you warm where you need it most. And the great thing is it is neutrally buoyant so you don’t have to add more weight.
I recently did two dives. Ok, I live in Wisconsin and it is October, but what’s a girl to do if she wants to dive? I dove with my long-sleeved Lavacore shirt under my wetsuit in 61 degree water for 56 minutes and then a few days later dove in 56 degree water with my Lavacore shirt and shorts. In the first case, I started to get chilly on my upper arms after about 45 minutes. On the second dive, I was toasty the whole dive. Again, for anyone who knows me, that is unheard of.
It has taken me only 9 years to find the perfect dive buddy – Lavacore. If you are like me and get cold easily, maybe you want to dive with my dive buddy, too. Come visit your friends at MadisonScuba to pick up this great addition to your dive gear.
In early July, the Scouts and Leaders of Waunakee Boy Scout Troop 46 joined with the Dive Pros of MadisonScuba for a dive at Devil’s Lake. It was a way for them to get wet and reacquaint themselves with their scuba gear before flying to Florida for a week at Sea Base Camp. We saw lots of fish and had a great time. I wish you good weather in Florida, guys!
Spent a week on Grand Bahamas island the end of April. Wind was pretty strong the first couple days. Practiced a new skill with my regulator on the first day of diving. After that, an additional dose of Bonine and I was all set to go. Lots of lionfish, sharks, and huge groupers. Especially loved the sharks – I think there’s something wrong with me. A couple groupers even got “friendly” with Wes. Loved that the bottom topography was different at different dive locations and even enjoyed a couple wreck dives. Go figure!
MadisonScuba’s newest tribe of Divemasters spent Sunday afternoon, June 3 mapping the dive site off John C. McKenna Park. Looking forward to the detailed map … especially the location of the Kraken.