• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

CSSP this weekend (14/15th)...

Discussion in 'Texas' started by svnipp, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. sealskin98

    sealskin98 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: N.E. Texas
    1,277
    5
    Hi Craig! Everything's fine, just haven't been able to get to the water much.

    Ruh row...:hijack:

    And now...:focus:
     
  2. svnipp

    svnipp Contributor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Fort Worth, TX
    166
    0
    One funny thing I saw at CSSP this weekend was a dive doing a surface swim out to a platform with a Gilligan hat on. I'm sure these hats are called something else, but that's my best description. The hat looked dry and I took him for an instructor so I'm not sure if this was intentional and he was going to put it in his BC pocket, or if he simply forgot and none of the students bothered to point it out. Just struck me as funny.

    Oh yeah... I think I ended up finding everything there is to find out in the lake. The ropes from the platforms lead you to two boats, and we did a dive to the plane as part of our final checkout dive. I did my first post cert dive with ftwdiver14, and we went and found the shark, eventually. The only thing I believe I have yet to find is the coffin. That seems to be pretty elusive. Anyone else found the coffin?
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2010
  3. ZzzKing

    ZzzKing Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Dallas
    2,491
    135
    Yeah, it used to be a challenge finding all that stuff. It gave you a chance to work on navigation skills. Now it's more like taking a walk in the park down the street from my house, or it would be if most of the people in the park were walking around like they were drunk and kicking up a cloud of dust.
     
  4. richerso

    richerso Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: PBG Florida
    1,342
    5
    Try your skill at perfecting a dead reckoning compass run to the marker buoy for the silos. Let me know when you can bump the buoy rope with your forehead. I usually start from the buoy attachment point on the smaller cabin cruiser. Set compass to 65 degrees and kick out into open water. You will know you have found the silos when your forehead contacts the buoy rope there.
     
  5. cruiser

    cruiser ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dallas, Texas
    1,658
    158
    svnipp--There's also an alligator to find.
     
  6. ZzzKing

    ZzzKing Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Dallas
    2,491
    135
    I found the mine that way once. And I had witnesses. :D
     
  7. richerso

    richerso Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: PBG Florida
    1,342
    5
    Oh! I forgot about the alligator and the mine!
     
  8. jalistair

    jalistair Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Copperas Cove, TX
    202
    2
    The last time I found an alligator he put up a hell of a fight. Hissing, scratching, attempting to bite, and tried to hit me with his tail. When all that failed he went into a death spin and dove for deeper water. At 80 feet I let go figuring I only had 20 feet left before going beyond my certification limits. Ooops there I go daydreaming again......
     
  9. Timeliner

    Timeliner Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Schicke Point, Texas
    1,849
    92
    Don't forget " Scuba Jesus "

    He's down there too but not many folks know where he is and I ain't gonna lead you there. Logic will tell you where to find him and yes suffering may be a part of the search unless you enjoy the cold.
    But then ... it's only 59 F there now so that's not really too bad
     
  10. cruiser

    cruiser ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dallas, Texas
    1,658
    158
    Ooh, I want to look for him ! When air temps cool off a bit I can don my 7mm gear. Any hints, Timeliner?

    EDIT: Ah, I just noticed the hint. I'll check there first :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010

Share This Page