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Dive into Twenty Thirteen, Freezing

It’s the first day of the New Year and while there are lots of ways to ring it in and start it off, why not try something different…cold…and of course a little adventurous.


I’m sure you’re wondering just how cold it really was.  Well outside was 37 degrees, the water was 47 degrees and while it was FREAKIN FREAZIN, it wasn’t as bad as we thought it was going to be.  After a few minutes in the water, everything exposed (our face and hands) just went numb and you’re happy….for a little while.

staying warm

the wynns and Doug

Frozen Fin Dives on New Year’s Day have been an ongoing tradition of divers all over the United States (and who knows where else). This year, it was our first Frozen Fin Dive but the 10th for the Lake Havasu Divers Association.  For some it’s been over 50 years of freezing cold masochistic tradition and one that we may have to add to our list of resolutions.

lake havasu divers

A big thanks to Scuba Training and Technology Inc. who provided the air and rental tanks for everyone and gave super awesome raffle prizes!

Scuba Training and Technology

Oh…I won a pair of fins!  They’re almost half my body length, so I should be able to out swim the sharks!

Jason and Nikki Wynn

Did you start or partake in any New Years traditions today?  If so, tell us about it below!

Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (30)

  • This looks so fun! I’m for sure doing this next year! 🙂 Thank you for the great Video’s!

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      • Thank you! I’m looking forward to meeting you the next time you are in town.

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  • Brilliant! And I thought I was freezing… 🙂 Happy 2013!

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  • now that sounds so cold…but at the same time so much fun 🙂

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  • Gary

    Some people call you crazy, But, I raise my pint to you, You guys are awesome!

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  • Gina and Jeff

    I can’t believe you guys are still in havasu! You have been occupied? I love the lake but tired of the town! Hope to see you guys in Phx. It’s been stinking cold. Happy new year.

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    • We’re still here and keepin’ way busy! We are planning to leave in a few days. Great thing about Havasu is there’s a million different things to do: 4×4, local breweries, SCUBA, hiking, mountain biking, boating….the list goes on forever!

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  • Susanna

    Happy 2013! Crazy is Super FUN! 🙂

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  • how long did it take you to learn diving? We have polar bear swims here in ohio but i am not a polar bear.

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  • Melynda Hicks

    I just love ya’ll! John and I brought in the New Year at The Wharf! We had dinner and drinks with friends at Ginny Lane, then took in the live music and festivities. Miss you two! You never cease to amaze us at your willingness to try just about anything!! Feel free to come back to see us!

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    • We are planning on passing through late 2013 and we will for sure come say hi! Miss you guys as well.

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  • Katie

    Happy New Year to all of you. My family and I had dinner at Macaroni Grill and then we watched the ball drop on tv. Not as exciting as you guys, but we had fun. I love reading about your adventures. Safe traveling to all of you.

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  • cindy

    I will stick to my warm water dives-thank you very much!!!

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  • Sharon Wood

    I just love the video and love all your antics!

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  • Dad

    Though not quite as exciting we had our usual dinner out at a fine reestaraunt. I had trout with avacado and cream sauce as well as grilled asparagus.

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  • Mark of SJC

    Sky diving from 14,000 feet. Puts the world in a whole different perspective!

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  • Rebecca Ingle

    Happy New Year! Wow, looks pretty chilly .

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  • Kat

    Oh my that is crazy guys!

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  • Churchie

    E continue 2 enjoy your post(s) and looking 4 ward 2 the Next one , We R hoping to leave next week for SC it is about 17c here 2 day Now thats cold Brrrrrr

    The Church’s C 10 – 7

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      • Churchir

        Myrtle beach area 🙂

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