B-29 BOMBER DIVE

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   Thank you for your interest in the Historical dive site of the B-29. Thank you as well for your patience with waiting for this information to finally be here. We are super excited to let you know the final details of the dive, the requirements, Dates available, and pricing.

 

 Our permit runs for 2 years! Starting from September 1, 2020 thru August 31, 2022.  We are limited to just 100 client dives, per calendar year. We will be offering a 2 dive and 1 dive option! 

The B-29 will vary in depth throughout the year. Lake levels range from 100 feet to 125 feet.  It has an 87-foot traverse from the mooring line to the tail section of the plane. In total it's a 420-foot-long swim. 

 

 Minimum certification for this dive is, DEEP diving certification, Nitrox, and no less than 50 dives in the last 20 months. 

       

Due to the location and extremely sensitive nature of the B-29 site, exceptional buoyancy and fin skills are a must.  If the silt on the plane or the lake bottom is disturbed it can take 24 hours for it to settle. 

Additionally, you must be completely familiar with all of your equipment, and all peripherals such as flashlights must be clipped off to your BC to ensure nothing falls or hits the plane.

 

If you touch the B-29 your dive will end immediately!!!

 The dive supervisor will be analyzing your gear knowledge as you set up your gear. Please understand that there will be absolutely no buoyancy issues tolerated and the dive guide will hold the right to end your dives at any moment for any reason they feel necessary.    Once you have picked your dive date and paid for your seat there will be no refunds.   

The Dive guide will be assessing your dive skills as you descend down the line and as you swim along the 87-foot float line to the B-29.   At this point the dive leader will either continue the dive or turn back based on the suitability of the divers.

 Being able to frog kick and stay trim, ascend and descend horizontally slowly and in control is a requirement.  Including a slow horizontal descent to 15 feet, stop, continue to the bottom without touching the bottom, then frog kicking along the float line without touching the line or swimming with your hands.  If you do not know how to frog kick or hover horizontally you need to practice these skills before you sign up!

We have set forth very strict guidelines to protect the preservation of the B-29 and to make sure everyone is safe and has a good time!  Please be real with yourself! If you are not ready and you really want to do this dive, then get ready!  Please Do not waste your time and money if you are not at the appropriate skill level! That will be a serious bummer for everyone involved if we have to put you back on the boat, and cancel your dives!

 

Cancellations:

 

If the Captain cancels because of weather or any other reason necessary, you will be rescheduled for an available date of your choosing. If the Lake is closed down because of the Coronavirus you will be rescheduled having first choice from a new list of dates. If you cancel you will not be refunded!  Due to the very limited number of spots available rescheduling will not be guaranteed. 

 

 

The bottom times will be separated into 2 different groups:

·         If you have deco procedures certification or equivalent you will be given a total dive time of no more than 60 minutes.

·         For NDL divers you will be given a max 20-minute bottom time or a specified turn time depending on your sac rate while diving the site.

 

Additionally, The B-29 is located in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  Bottom temperatures are in the mid-50s to low 60s depending on time of year. We will be scheduling our dives in the winter time because visibility will be optimal. This means a drysuit will be highly recommended. No less than a 7mm with a hood, gloves, and boots will be allowed.

 

This is the National Park Service Video of the Dive Site covering the dive and the history of the site and a requirement for all divers to view prior to diving the B-29.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnAqQyIeaQw&feature=emb_title

 

 

 Cost:

 The cost for the dives will have 2 options

 

$450 for 2 guided dives.

$350 for 1 guided dive.

 Tanks rentals are not included in the dive price. We require you use no less than a steel 100 tank with 32 percent nitrox. You are welcome to bring your own tanks. 

 

 We will have available for rental, steel tanks with 32 percent nitrox at a cost of $35 per tank. 

 

 If you are a closed circuit diver or want to use doubles, you will be required to bring everything you need. Weights will be included in the dive price. 

 

  The National Parks Service has strongly suggested that no cameras be allowed.  So in order to preserve our use permit, we need to adhere to these, “suggestions”.  Our dive leaders will be equipped with GoPro 360s and will be recording every dive.  You will be able to pose in a few pre-selected locations. We will have edited video available for you to purchase of your dives if you choose.  We fully understand this may be disappointing to some however; we cannot risk divers straying off course or getting too close to get the perfect shot. There will be some exceptions to this rule for professional underwater videographers and photographers but this will need to be set up in advance.

 We will have a shuttle van to pick you up from the strip hotels to echo bay launch ramp for an additional $75 this will include the NPS fees. You can also use your own means of transportation if you choose and park at echo bay.

 

 Available dates

 Although our permit is in effect September 1st we will be starting our first bookings in October So we have time to dive the site ourselves and get it prepared.  We will have availability every 1st, 2nd, and 4th week ends of every month until all spots are filled.  We will work with groups of 4 or more on dates if you would like to book throughout the week days. 

 

 Please call only if you are ready to actually book a date, 1-702-542-8023.  If you would like more info or have additional questions, please email us at lvscuba702@gmail.com

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