Hallelujah! Back In The Water!

17 11 2007

Saturday, November 17th, 2007 ~

Well.. holy smoke… What a relief!! Back in the water!!! A whole gaggle of us met at Rockport Dive, thanks to Jeff, who allowed us use of his dock, as well as shuttled a few of us out to the Kinghorn.

Myself, Carm, Tom, Sean F, Jen E, Nancy, and Jeff boarded the boat, while Steve, Leigh, Kevin, Vinnie, Sean M, and Oren scootered over to the wreck. Tom ended up staying on the boat while the rest of us headed down to dive. The Kinghorn is a wooden wreck with a steel hull, that sits about 200 yards from the shore. There is slight current on it, and several artifacts inside, that are very interesting to look at. It sits in about 90′, and is 133′ long. We swam through the cargo holds, posed for some pics (of which I do not have copies of), and also got caught on video! Carm and I started our ascent, which went well as far as free ascents go, but it was the first time we have done a “deeper” dive together, and will need to work on keeping in sync a bit more, but it was a wonderful dive, with a great buddy, and awesome vis!

Bottom Time ~ 37 mins.
Max. Depth ~ 88′
Water Temp ~ 49 F
Vis. ~ 50′ – 60′

Here are some topside pics!

The boat!

Carm and I…

Sean F and Tom

Nancy, Sean, Jen E

Dougs plaque that was brought up for the winter. It will be set in stone, placed in a 200 lb block next spring, and be made permanent on the wreck. God bless, Doug…

Sunday, November 18th, 2007 ~

Steve, Carm, and I headed back down to Rockport to meet the gang again. We had a few different friends today, but alot of the same characters! Steve, Kevin, Vinnie, and JJ scootered out to the Kinghorn, while Tom, Sean, Barry and Jeff took the boat out. Jen E was topside on the boat. Carm and I decided to take a swim to the west, and check out some of the other stuff! We had an amazing and relaxing dive, did some skills, and met some fine, finned friends!

Bottom Time ~ 57 mins.
Max. Depth ~ 62′
Water Temp. ~ 48 F
Vis. ~ 50′ – 60′

Pike…

Snowmobile…

Carm by a little boat we found along the way…

Some wreckage…

A whole bunch of fish!

Me by a pipe-like thing…

Gar Pike…

What a most excellent couple of days of diving!! Woo Hoo!!!

*Praying my suit comes this week!!*

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