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Diving under ships.

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Diver below 83, May 11, 2019.

  1. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    Not my video.
  2. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
    There is a shipwreck in the Bahamas that got pushed to the wall by a hurricane , so that part of the ships is hanging over the wall and you can dive under it. So technically, yes. :D
  3. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire
    I've been in the water when the Washington State Ferry has gone by on the way to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. It's so loud you can feel it and it's at least 1/4 mile away. That's close enough for me.
  4. ryanski

    ryanski Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: buffalo ny
    i couldnt imagine huge ships. I dive a river regularly that has alot of recreational boat traffic.i get 30 foot cabin cruisers buzzing my float and flag sometimes. and that's extremely loud.
  5. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Some of the farther wrecks out in the Gulf Stream off South Carolina are in the traffic lane for the Container ships going into Charleston.

    I've never actually been under one but you do see them nearby when diving so I suppose it's possible. The dive boat captains pay attention to where they moor b/c to stop a big ship takes miles.
  6. Jay

    Jay Need to dive more!

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Melbourne, OZ.
    Interesting question. I wonder how far away you need to be from a ship not to get sucked into it, and then the propellors? Perhaps @Storker might know :)
  7. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    While I appreciate the confidence vote, I haven't the slightest idea :)

    Hydrodynamics is one of the many things I know very little about.
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  8. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Florida
    I've inspected the bottoms (NDT) of several large freighters and cleaned even more. You go through a lengthy lock out, tag out procedure that you hope doesn't fail. I have pictures of me standing on the nut of the propeller reaching only about half way up a single blade of the prop.
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  9. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Markham, Ontario
    I have been on the America in the St. Lawrence several time when a freighter has passed almost immediately above. The entire wreck shakes and the large boulders rock significantly.
  10. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire
    We had a special diver's tag out list for having them over the side when I was on subs. Oddly enough the only time I've had to aim a loaded weapon at a human was when our topside watch called repel boarders in Pearl Harbor of all places. He saw diver's bubbles coming up near the hull and we weren't rigged for divers or flying the Alpha flag. That lost diver was lucky he didn't get too close to our seawater inductions and that our reactor was shut down. The loaded guns were the least of his worries. I'm sure his chief gave him a talking to.
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