Dalco wall

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Re: Dalco wall

Postby Jeff Pack » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:55 am

Jeremy wrote:I hit 206 fsw at Dalco last year....and it was getting deeper when I headed up for deco


Once I get my boat, its on my bucket list to hit.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Dalco wall

Postby CaptnJack » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:32 am

JJHACK wrote:140-180-5000? Matters not to me I won't be going that deep anyway. 130 feet is as deep as I care to dive. In the tropics it's still good vis and wildlife abounds. In the sound I think most of the things I enjoy are much shallower than 130 feet.


its a scalloped sandstone wall without as much life as you might expect (on eg basalt or granite) since the sandstone erodes in the current and the bigger organisms fall off.
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Re: Dalco wall

Postby Jeremy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:19 pm

I hit 206 fsw at Dalco last year....and it was getting deeper when I headed up for deco

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Re: Dalco wall

Postby Jeff Pack » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:11 pm

To each their own, I dont even really consider it a dive until I break at least 150 and preferably 200ft.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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Re: Dalco wall

Postby JJHACK » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:52 pm

140-180-5000? Matters not to me I won't be going that deep anyway. 130 feet is as deep as I care to dive. In the tropics it's still good vis and wildlife abounds. In the sound I think most of the things I enjoy are much shallower than 130 feet.

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Re: Dalco wall

Postby Jeff Pack » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:48 pm

I thought the bottom was 180?
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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Re: Dalco wall

Postby CaptnJack » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:15 pm

Its a near vertical sandstone wall, the top is around 40ft and the bottom around 140ft. About the only choice to make is what depth. You only want to do it at high slack.
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Re: Dalco wall

Postby GearHead » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:08 am

Dalco Wall is largely a structure dive. The wall is clay and changes over time, but there are usually big slabs that have broken away from the main wall. There may be bore holes from burrowing clams and small critters inhabiting the holes and small overhangs. Sometimes lots of shrimp. It is also quite deep.
I've only done it from a live boat, so we tend to drift slowly with the prevailing current at the time.


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Dalco wall

Postby JJHACK » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:13 am

Tell me what this dive is like. Are there different options to follow along the way?


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