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Longfins

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The sea lions on Pier 39 in San Francisco are a big tourist draw. They took over the platforms at some point in the past, making the local boat owners unhappy. And they were going to be chased off in the beginning, but now has become one of the 'must see' sites when you're in SF.

Maybe you guys can pursuade the NDC to give you price breaks, etc. since you'll probably draw loads of tourists as time goes by.

"Visitor"? Do you require a minimum number of visits before you become a saltFree member? I already bought a tee shirt and everything!:t

Peter S.
 
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samdive

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Sorry Peter! I didn't mean it like that! you are clearly a saltFree Member - anyone who comes all the way from California to dive in our green stuff has automatic honoured member status!

who's next? Aaron? some of the Canadian boys? pop in on your way home from Cyprus and we will put on a special session for you!

Sam
 

Longfins

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Hey,

Just giving you a hard time. No worries. :cool:

Believe me, diving at the NDC is heaven compared to northern california. No swell models or tide tables to pontificate over. No current. No high winds or whitecaps. No kelp beds to crawl over. No sharks or Humboldt squids. Relatively predictable visibility. Reduced weight (fresh water). No need to set up a line and retrieve bottom weight. Free transport from parking lot directly to the water. Etc. etc.

Now you guys have a dive platform RIGHT NEXT to the line! Soon the NDC probably will set up an on-site B&B overlooking the quarry or maybe a liveaboard on the water! ;)

Peter S.
 

Donna

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Now there's an idea! I could camp on the pontoon overnight and be totally focused in the morning - save me a fortune to!

As for no current or swell Peter - in March we had current, highwinds and whitecaps at the NDC, it was incredible.

Donna
 

AltSaint

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Hmmm....what about making some cool photos - some discreet 'glamour' shots, like 'The Calendar Girls'?

Monofins and snorkels hide a multitude of sins...
 

AltSaint

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I wouldn't have suggested it if I wasn't happy to volunteer, so count me in. As long as I can cover up a bit with a snorkel and lanyard :cool:
 
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