When and Where:
Place: Stockton Lake Mo.
When: Memorial Weekend 24-26 of May-2003
Divers meeting between 9:00 and 9:30am Saturday (24-May-02) at Orleans Trails Marina and Dive Shop Parking lot prior to 1st dive. Everyone is invited!
Please send an E-mail if you are planning on joining this trip to email@example.com
The water should be close to its peak visibility depending on the amount of rain, ect. I am sure that Saturday will be a good day for diving but unsure about visibility Sunday and Monday depending on the amount of boat traffic. I have seen days that there was close to 30 foot visibility in the spring but it can drop to 8 or 10 feet.
If you are planning to join us, I recommend taking a full wet suit with anticipation of water temp being 60 degrees or above. The water temperature at Stockton was 24 degrees on 24-April-2003.
Scuba Adventurer will be arriving in
Stockton on Friday evening and will be staying at The Owl
Haven Resort, room 205. This hotel is
great for multiple divers with some rooms having a main living room with a
couch, kitchenettes and two separate bedrooms. We booked one of these
rooms for $61.50 per night with 4 occupants.
If you are planning on camping there are two camping areas at Orleans trails, one that is RV and one that is primitive. The RV and Camper area is generally full and reserved several weeks in advance to this weekend. The Primitive camping area generally has open camp sites, but I do recommend reserving in advance. Orleans Trails also has a bunch of cottages that are located in front of the primitive camping, but there are currently no vacancies for this weekend and they are taking names incase of any cancellations.
The following are phone numbers that can be called for reservations:
Owl Haven Resort (417) 276-4907
Orleans trails Marina and Camping (417) 276-5161 or 1-888-826-0230.
Orleans trails Resort/Restaurant (417) 276-3566
There are several other motels and camping areas in Stockton that are listed on Scuba Adventurer Stockton Mo. web page. Every place should be within 15 minutes to any of the dive sites.
Stockton Lake can be impressive to dive. Scuba Adventurer is planning all shore access dives the entire weekend. The following dive locations are where we are planning on diving this weekend, but not necessarily in the order listed:
Let me know if you would like any further information.