Gotta Love TheRiver

22 09 2008

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 ~

The river had been calling for us to go diving today, so we drove down to meet Jay for some scootering goodness. We geared up and got in the water. The plan was to go out for about 2 1/2 hours, with an average depth of about 40′, max. depth of about 100′.

We did our pre-dive checks, discussed our plan, and away we went. The visibility was a bit stinky at first, but as we headed out toward the channel, it cleared up quite a bit. We dropped down and headed toward the periwinkles.

We were on the trigger for about a half hour, and reached an area that we hadn’t been to before. We found a whole bunch of what appeared to be filing discs… we really have no idea why there would be so many of them, and why in the water? We saw pieces of wreckage that we had not seen before, and also what appeared to be a sleigh (Could this be the ellusive sleigh???). We saw an old tobacco tin, frieghter engine parts, tools, wreck beams, large amount of coal, big brass coupling, glass lantern, pottery, plates, coffee cups, interesting rock formations, and a couple of bicycles. We also crossed paths with a few big fish.

We made our way back, and did a bit of deco in the shallows.

An amazing dive!

Bottom Time ~ 141 minutes
Max. Depth ~ 109′
Water Temp. ~ 70
Vis. ~ Ok, then got better

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