|Posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
On Saturday a gentleman contacted the Tri County Divers, dive club, about a motor that fell off his boat. He said they had a good idea where it went in the water and had placed a marked buoy there. He thought the motor was about 21' deep.
Due to the less then 10' of vis we decided to do a circular search pattern using a rope. We had 3 divers so one sat at the buoy to control the pattern while the other two did the search. Divers were about 10-15' apart on the rope and about 15' was let out each time. After 30 min of searching we came up to check all the divers. When I called the "up" I thought we had only gone through about 1/2 of our 100' rope. In reality we only had enough for 2 more rotations before we were going to have to move our search area.
After a 5 min break we descended and picked up where we had left off. About 2/3 the way though that rotation the motor was found. An SMB was shot to the surface and tied off.
Then came the fun of the lift which is all in the pics.
Here is the SMB
Here is the motor. Right now Brennen is attaching the homemade lift bag. Beth is supporting him and carrying the tank for use with the lift bag.
Finishing the rigging
Here air is being added to the lift bag from the AL40
Here you can see everything is rising up
Another shot, almost to the surface
Here the lift bag is on the surface. After that we took the SMB off and hooked the tube to the owners kayak for him to paddle in.
|Posted on July 1, 2013 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
Here are some of the fun pictures from the Marshall Lake dive that includes many members of the INWD, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inland-Northwest-Divers/204751646220990. There were almost 20 divers and several family members. We rented the pavilion for a BBQ and we had a great time. It also allowed me to get the documentation to build the Marshall Lake part of this site.
We had orignally planned on doing 3 dives but timing did not work out so we only got 2 in. One of the things we did was clean up around the dock area to offset some of the fees for the site. Things went so well we are planning on making this an annual dive but the onwer would like to do it after July 4th.
Here is the fun:
|Posted on June 24, 2013 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
Rebreathers are one of those cool and scary things in diving. We have been trying to figure out which direction we want to go with our diving. There is a cool Rebreather Demo Day put on by Silent Scuba every year. We thought this would be a great time to find out more.
We got to try a few different units out in the pool. It was almost like day 1 of OW again. Your breathing pattern is very different on these units. It was lots of fun and something we need to research more. It did take a lot of the mystery out of them being at this class.