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HMHS Britannic

Discussion in 'Wreck Diving' started by aue-mike, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. aue-mike

    aue-mike Contributor

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    Typically there is not significant current, and if there is any current it's in the shallows (wind generated). The entire Kea Channel is a shipping channel, but it's very wide (miles) and a proper operator knows how to monitor traffic to avoid issues. If you are diving the BRADLEY or other deep wrecks in the Great Lakes, you'll also be using a down line, so you shouldn't have any issues. Static down lines make things easy, but you obviously need to have the requisite skills and experience to deal with shooting bags, conducting drifting deco, etc., if the need arises.
     
  2. Jared0425

    Jared0425 Public Safety Diver

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    We grapple quite a few wrecks and if we plan on doing the same wreck we will attach a permanent line. What I was getting at was that I heard the Greek government did not allow for grappling and preferred drop lines instead. And with currents, I wondered how that would work unless you use a heavy enough weight.

    Only one wreck in the Great Lakes system has a super heavy current that even grappling is a bad idea which is the Roy Jodry in the St. Lawrence
     
  3. aue-mike

    aue-mike Contributor

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    The first team in will install an upline at a predetermined location on the first dive versus grappling the wreck. With multiple expeditions running during the season these days, I am not sure if they are leaving the upline in place with a subsurface float to avoid shipping traffic.
     

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