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Lake Travis has a new wreck frozen in time

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Lake Travis Scuba, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Lake Travis Scuba

    Lake Travis Scuba Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Georgetown, Texas
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    Saturday night a group of divers descended on the Volente houseboat for the opportunity to dive a wreck frozen in time at the moment it sank. Three Swamp Divers are in the video: Texas Torpedo, James R, and richcb.

    Watch in the raw video for the plates in the cabinet next to the microwave, stacked as they were the evening the boat sank to the bottom. Although not in the video, the bed is still made because the owner was not onboard when the boat sank.

    YouTube - Stardust Cruiser at Volente

    Charters can be scheduled to visit the site. The boat currently sits at 105' on the bottom (lake at 671') making use of Nitrox recommended for recreational divers or as a deco dive for the tech community.

    Enjoy.

    Robert Weiss
    Lake Travis Scuba
    Welcome to Lake Travis Scuba
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  2. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: College Station, Texas
    1,168
    485
    Had a great time diving with you and everyone else on this boat... This is a MUST SEE diving site on Lake Travis..

    Thanks for posting up the video and for the opportunity to dive it with you and everyone else..

    This might be a little hard to come by but I wonder if pre-sinking pictures of the houseboat could be obtained? Maybe someone that was parked next to it at the marina before it sank? Just curious..

    David
     
  3. dementid

    dementid Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Midlothian tx
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    also is there any info what caused it to sink
     
  4. Lake Travis Scuba

    Lake Travis Scuba Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Georgetown, Texas
    573
    20
    From discussions with the marina employees, the boat was being pumped regularly from a slow leak. It appears that the slow leaking hole expanded, overwhelming the bilge pump and causing the boat to sink in the middle of the night. Residents of the marina heard a loud screeching noise and felt the dock shaking around 1:30 am, then awoke in the morning to find the boat missing.
     
  5. Chris Hipp

    Chris Hipp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mesquite, texas
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    That is pretty awesome video quality.
     
  6. arokdad

    arokdad Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Alabama
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    Plz help, I'm confused. The houseboat rests at 105'. It sunk from the dock. The dock is built over a 105' depth of water?
     
  7. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: College Station, Texas
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    It is actually built a few feet over the water and rests on floats, and can be moved based upon water levels. :wink:
    Volente VIP Marina
     
  8. jeasy

    jeasy Registered

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    That was a pretty cool video, how long had it been under at the time of filming?
     
  9. Lake Travis Scuba

    Lake Travis Scuba Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Georgetown, Texas
    573
    20
    The boat sank about five to six months ago.
     
  10. sforbes

    sforbes Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Texas
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