Lost reel at Esperanza Quarry / True Blue

Since my charter was canceled on 4/22 due to weather I decided to make the best of the weekend and headed up to Vermont and dive with Matt/Lea at Esperanza. They were already planning on going up there anyway but it was sort of a last minute decision for me. Matt/Lea drove up Friday night but I had a bunch of stuff to pack and organize so I drove up Saturday morning at 5AM. We decided to enter and dive from the open water portion instead of the air shaft…

Impromptu “cave diving” trip to Vermont (Esperanza quarry)

Esperanza Quarry This fall has been not been too kind for New England boat diving. As is the usual for fall the weather and winds can be unpredictable. That makes for a lot of blown out dive charters. So what do you do when you already have a rebreather prepped, packed and a car loaded with bailout bottles and a drysuit? Go cave diving in Vermont, of course. What is better than an impromptu trip up to West Rutland, VT for some “cave” diving at the Esperanza Quarry / True…