San Carlos Dive Trip 2020-09

Well, it’s been a while since I have made a post. It was as if I fell off the face of the earth. The truth is, the trips have been canceled and so we haven’t been scuba diving. However, we finally were able to go on a dive trip this September for the Labor Day Weekend! We met up with Alexander’s / Dive Shop, Too, and Sierra Vista Scuba, and dove two days at San Pedro Island, and one day at local dive sites.

San Pedro Nolasco Island, Sonora, Mexico

Saturday and Sunday were spent diving at the island.

  • North Point – San Carlos
  • The Rookery
  • Bahia Elena
  • Waterfall Rock

The visibility was excellent and the water temperature was in the mid 80’s! We were met by curious sea lions throughout each dive. They too haven’t seen divers in months, and to many of the new pups, we were their first encounter. The sea life has also flourished, as there were large schools of sardines, green morays, balloon fish, flatworms and even a couple of green sea turtles.

San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico

Monday was spent doing a couple of local dive sites.

  • Eagle Rock
  • Martini Cove

The visibility was not the same as the island, but nevertheless we saw schools of fish, octopi, sea urchins and yellow rays. The water temperature was about 88 to 90 degrees, which felt pretty warm.

Take a look at the pictures.

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Toadfish Divers Dinner Social 2018-06-02

Dinner Social 2018-06-02

Toadfish Divers met for a dinner social on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Rosita’s Place. We had a couple of new faces in attendance – welcome to the group. We had a great time talking about all the dive trips those have had, and for those going on later trips.


We had a question about doing a live-aboard in the Sea of Cortez. Stay posted as we get details. If anyone has any suggestions, please let us know.

There are still openings on the Cozumel Trip from October 6 to October 13. Please Contact Us if you are interested.


Now that it is starting to get warmer, dive training has picked up. There are some Open Water courses, Advance Open Water courses and Divemaster classes happening this month. If you are interested in taking a dive training class, please let us know.



Lake Day 2018-05-06

Lake Day 2018-05-06

Lake Day 2018-05-06

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, four of us met to go diving from Biesemeyer Point in Lake Pleasant, Arizona. We got together at 8:00 a.m., set up our site and started diving at 9:30 a.m. The day started a bit windy, but after the dive, the wind had died down. There were lots of other divers at the lake.

Water Conditions

The water temperature was 70 degrees at the surface, and 68 degrees at a depth of 30 feet. We dove for about 50 minutes. We saw Blue Gills throughout the dive. We also saw a small school of fry, about 1/2 inch long. The visibility was about 6 feet to about 10 feet, yet we still managed to find a fishing reel – treasure!

Check out the pictures below.

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Lake Day 2018-05-06 pictures:

Toadfish Divers Social 11-10-2017

Toadfish Divers Social 11-10-2017

Toadfish Divers SocialOn November 11, 2017, a group of 13 Toadfish Divers met for a social at Rosita’s Place. We had a discussion on trips for next year and in the future. Lot’s of people shared their experiences. One of the trips we are thinking about is Cozumel in June. Dive Shop Too is also planning a trip, and are looking into possibly the Philippines or Indonesia. As soon as we finalize the trips, they will be posted, so keep checking back with us.

We also talked about a trip on a Live-Aboard. No destination was set, but this may be a possibility for 2019. There are members in the group who have been on a live-aboard trip. They would be a good source on what it is like to be on a live-aboard.

Another topic of discussion, is to plan a trip to help support the dive businesses in the Caribbean who suffered from recent hurricanes. For example, we could help gather data and provide reports to the condition of dive sites. We could also help to restore dive site buoys that may have been lost from the hurricane. As a result, a few members have volunteered to obtain information through their contacts.

If you have a suggestion for a dive trip destination, please let us know, and we will look into it.

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Toadfish Divers Dinner Social 2017-09-09

Toadfish Dinner SocialDinner Social 2017-09-09

Toadfish Dives got together for a dinner social on Saturday, September 09, 2017 at Rosita’s Place in Phoenix, Arizona. We had a couple of new faces join us this evening – welcome to the group and we look forward to diving with you.


Lots of trips has occurred this summer. We heard about the Canary Islands, Indonesia, Cayman Islands, Cuba and Palau. Sounded like everyone had a great time. Remember, in October, we will be in Cozumel for 5 days of 2-tank boat diving in the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean from October 7 to October 14.

If you are interested in joining us on a trip, please Contact Us.

Lake Day – Night Dive in October

We are planning a Lake Day event, a Night Dive to be more specific, on Friday, October 29. 2017.  Come see the crayfish and catfish that are out at night. We will meet at Biesemeyer Point around 5pm. That should give us enough time to scope out the area, and if we have to, do a Discover Local Diving for those who have not dove there before. If this is your first Night Dive, let’s talk about an Adventure Dive. Remember to bring your underwater flash lights.

The sun should be setting around 7pm. After the dive, I’ll have the grill and we can plan to eat afterwards. Bring something you would like to cook for yourself, like hamburger or hotdogs, and possibly something to share with the group.


We have several classes in progress, from Open Water to Divemaster. If you are interested in continuing your dive education, please Contact Us, and we will help you with your goals.



Toadfish Divers met on June 10, 2017

Toadfish Divers met on June 10, 2017

Toadfish Divers got together on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Rosita’s Place. We had a small group this month, but we did see some faces we had not seen in a while.

Stories were shared around the room. A diver just got back from Belize, and dove the Blue Hole! A couple of other divers were in Kona, where they did a pelagic dive and a manta dive.

One of the instructors in the group, is teaching Seal Team to a nine-year old and her father. That’s one way to get the whole family involved.

Thanks to Kathy and Kelly Wallmueller of East Valley Family Scuba for taking charge of this month’s gathering. Our next meeting is scheduled for July 8. You can always look at the Events Calendar to see what else is going on.


Don’t forget we have Trips scheduled to San Carlos, Mexico, and other destinations throughout the year. If you are interested in going on any of our trips, or joining us on our next get together, please Contact Us.

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Lanzarote, Spain Diving

Diving in Lanzarote, Spain

Darrell and I went to Lanzarote, an island of the Canary Islands, belonging to Spain.

Gloria Izaro Resort

We stayed at the Gloria Izaro Club Hotel. Although not a dive resort, it had very nice accommodations, including a restaurant on premise.

Manta Diving Lanzarote

We went diving from May 30, 2017 to June 1, 2017 with Manta Diving Lanzarote, where we did two tank boat dives the first two days, and shore diving on the third day. Thanks Rachel for setting up the dives for us, and also to Ben and James for showing us a great time under water!

Museo Atlantico

A big attraction to diving in Lanzarote, is the Museo Atlántico. It is the first underwater museum in Europe, it has been open for about 6 months. The sculptures are already showing signs of sea life.

May 30, 2017

Our first dive was Los Colorados. We got down to about 50′, the temperature started at 70 degrees and then 68 degrees at depth. Here, we saw Sea Dragon Nudibranchs, Red Parrot Fish and lots of Lizard Fish.

Our second dive was to the Museo Atlántico. Maximum depth was 45′ with about the same temperatures as Los Colorados. We followed a course using a map, which tells a story of the sculptures. While at the museum, our dive buddy Rick, had planned to propose to Kristen under water, and we were there to be a part of it. Congratulations to the newly engaged couple!

The visibility was great on both dives. We dove in 7ml suits, and others had dry suits on.

May 31, 2017

On the first dive, we dove Red Cross Wall. A wall dive with lots of sea life. Here we saw big Red Sea Stars, lots of Bearded Fireworms and Nudibranchs. The second dive was called Harbor Wrecks. On this dive, it was a 3 minute boat ride from the harbor to the site. Here, we saw large groupers and a big Southern Ray. Temperatures were a bit warmer, 70 and 72 degrees, and the visibility was a bit better than yesterday.

June 1, 2017

On this day, we dove from shore, from the pier near the dive shop. We used a short stair entry to get in the water. We surface swam to the buoys and down we went. The first site was called The Blue Hole, a swim-through at about 90′. On this dive we saw more Nudibranchs, Tube Worms and Bearded Fireworms. On the way back, we ran into a couple of African Cuttlefish.

On the second dive, we dove House Reef. On this dive, we saw a Pigmy Filefish, Anemones and a Sea Horse. The water temperature was in the 70’s for both dives, and visibility was fantastic.

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Toadfish Divers met March 5, 2017

Lake Day 2016-02-22March 5, 2017 Lake Day

Toadfish Divers met on March 5, 2017, for a Lake Day event at Biesemeyer Point, Lake Pleasant. We picked a spot along the shore, set up camp and went diving.

Lake Day Dive Report…

The water temperature was about 57 degrees at the start of the dive, and then about 55 degrees at 50 feet. We had about 25 feet of visibility. We didn’t see any fish this dive, but we did hear another diver who saw a bass. The water level is quite high, so parking along the shoreline was easy for everyone. We had a breeze early in the morning, but it died down by the time we ended the dive.

What happened next…

After the dive, we had hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill. Thanks John S. for bringing a brand new grill for us to use! We also had other goodies, including a variety of homemade salads, fruit and various desserts. Thanks to everyone for sharing in the potluck.

We also had a celebration for John and Rob, for completing their Advance Open Water certifications. Congratulations to you both!

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