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Funny thing happened during last week's search.

Discussion in 'Ideas and Stories' started by Gary D., Aug 9, 2004.

  1. BigJetDriver

    BigJetDriver Great White Rest in Peace

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    Gary,

    That was a good and funny story. Obviously, you guys are lucky enough to have some visibility in "Death Trap Lake"--sorry, I mean Fernan Lake.

    You should try the above in zero vis! A hand grabbing you in the black will really make your hair curl. I tell the troops I train to close their eyes while searching in the black. It heightens the sense of touch, and avoids the problem of the mind making up things for the eyes to "see"!!!
     
  2. Avalanche

    Avalanche Angel Fish

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    thats a great story. zero to low vis can play some funny mind games on you. the more sink dives i do, the more i increase my chances into running into something that someone else doesn't want found.
     
  3. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the new name, I like it. That flippin little 400 acre, 25' deep lake has taken more life on it's own than the rest of the county combined. And it's tied for multiple death is a single accident.

    We can have up to around 5' close to the surface but it is so black on the bottom you can't see the glow from a UK800R.

    One of these days she will be getting even with me......

    We do a training dive where we do a mask blackout and dump a coil of rope and line on top of you. You learn how to stay calm and get undone on your own. Ity's not anchored to anything but still gets you thinking.

    Gary D.
     
  4. medic13

    medic13 Public Safety Diver

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    I think I used to swim in that lake (Fernan Lake) and fish it seems to me I remember a windy road going around it , all the time by teenagers flying around it , is this the right one I am thinking about.
     
  5. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yup, the 400 acre filthy death trap. They need to do something real soon to clean it up.

    I'm just getting over the ear infection and the rash on my neck is clearing up.

    http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?t=1&s=13&x=325&y=3299&z=11&w=1

    Gary D.
     

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