Local diving instructors brave cold for certification

Top photo: Diving instructors Sage Haynes and Dennis Ball hold up the flag of Argonaut Diving of Edmonds on a frozen Gull Lake in California. (Photos courtesy of Argonaut Diving.)

Bottom photo: The two instructors were attending scuba diving altitude certification last weekend at 7,600 feet at Gull Lake, which — at just over 60 acres — is located in the High Sierras (part of the June Lake loop of four lakes). The water temperature was 40 degrees, just slightly colder than Edmonds waters, but under a foot of ice that had to be cut through with a chainsaw.

 

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