Sunday, August 30, 2009

Foul-Weather Divers ???


One thing not to mutter out loud in a crowd is the following statement : " Whose crazy idea was this anyways ?..", especially when you realize that you were the one who had the bright idea in the first place...
Yesterday, albeit the gross weather conditions top side, no less than 6 of us "foul weather divers" braved the rain, wind, and occasional zodiac zipping over our heads to attempt repairs to the line out to the stacked hulls. Rumours were proven false that the line was serviceable. After multiple attempts to stake the line in the shallows, ...miserable rocky bottom..., we decided to carry on and install the stakes in the more deeper portion of the trek out to the hulls. To our demise, the line remains sectioned at one point on the shelf. The line can still be picked up on a 130 degree bearing from the entry point on shore, but more work is required from the parallel line on shore to the shelf drop-off into deeper water.
We installed more stakes on our way to the site, securing the line a bit lower next to the debris field. We swam around the site a bit, looking for some misplaced gear from another diver on a previous dive, and decided to turn the dive once air supply started to become a concern. Once back on the shelf, we relied on compass skills to return to our entry point. One thing to be aware of here, folks.. the current line coming back to shore on the shelf takes a 90 degree turn and will lead you in the direction of Portsmouth Harbor.. so make sure to use your compass on the way back... More work is definitely required, so stay tuned to this station for more updates...
Pictures above of the dive are as follows : Sheep Head seen twice in same area, Gaetan his usual smiling self, and Steve on the bow of one of the wrecks with a tank in tow..
P.S. No diver-eating, camera-biting long-nosed gars were seen during this dive...






1 comment:

D said...

Who you calling foul?