Yesterday was a beautiful day of diving.
It was my first large artifact recovery mission.
The day started out a little rough though. My buddy and I were a little out of sync at the beginning. Joel decided to go ahead and eat left over donuts, totally throwing off our routine. LOL. We showed up to the dive site at different times, and were always two steps apart.
This was my first artifact recovery of an item this large, so great detail was spent on procedure, and the tasks I was going to complete. Joel is great at what he does, and I wanted to take every chance I could get to learn from him.
Before gearing up, we did a quick check on the scooters, to discover Joel's scooter had sprung a leak. He then looked at me with a sad face, and began to ask me how we were going to deal with this as a team?...........With a smile on my face, I gave him the bird, and said "I have a scooter." LOL.
Joel was the first to get geared up. In the process of myself gearing up, I had discovered that my Jetfins had escaped. They broke out. They must have escaped during the night, and hid themselves on the shelf in the scuba closet where they belong. Don't you hate when that happens.
After informing my dive buddy of the missing gear, he turns, looks at me, and says, "Looks like I have a scooter." LOL
In the end, I had my fins delivered, and began to swim myself out to the wreck. I met up with Joel on site, who had already preped most of the gear. I finished my task that was assigned to me, and observed Joel as he finished up. It was time for the fun part to begin.
It was very methodical. Make the object nuetral, and then use the control bag to lift it.
Once on the surface, then it was a long scooter ride back in.
After reclaiming my scooter, we decided to do another dive.
I was going to make my final attempt at recovering the bathroom door handle.
The dive was very successful. We went home for great food and a nap. The night would end with the LH Scuba Club Holiday Party.