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Pro Diver sinks

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by DiveMaven, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. DiveMaven

    DiveMaven Great White

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    Good to know that the coconut wireless has a better connection on the beach than the boat ramp. :wink: Regardless, the sinking is a sad event.
     
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  2. openmindOW

    openmindOW HSA Instructor

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    Wow. A new wreck to dive.
     
  3. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    Did you see the 470' deep part...

    ---------- Post added July 18th, 2014 at 07:35 PM ----------

    thread merged from A&I
     
  4. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC/Honolulu
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    Being below 100M but not insanely deep should limit the number of visitors while giving interested divers a reason to plan a relatively serious dive.
     
  5. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    Yeah, but who's going to want to waste a tech dive to 470' just to look at a newer 34' fiberglass boat?
    You could go to any harbor over there and see the same thing.
     
  6. Shaka Doug

    Shaka Doug Loggerhead Turtle

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    There's got to be some equipment and other valuables that are worth salvaging if they can get to it soon enough. Also the question remains: Why did she take on water so quickly that she sank?" What caused the leak? Was it a thru hull fitting? Cooling system failure? Did they hit some debris? Were they swamped by a big wave after the bilge already had too much water in it? Maybe some of you already know what happened but since the swell is up so high this week I haven't been able to get any more info from my trusty "word on the beach" sources!
     
  7. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Solo Diver

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    Location: NYC/Honolulu
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    You're not wrong, but we're sorely lacking in wrecks much past 300' and we get bored.
     
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  8. scubahawk27

    scubahawk27 Divemaster

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    Location: Maui HI
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    All dive gear went down but I wouldn't think that would be worth the risk


    Greg Walker
    Maui Scooter Divers
    www.mauiscooterdivers.com
     
  9. Midge907

    Midge907 Divemaster Candidate

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    Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
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    Worth the risk for recovering the dive gear, maybe not, but if these guys have the experience to do the dive safely then I say go for it. Would you return the gear to the owners, or ask for salvage rights, i'm sure that they would of had insurance on the boat to cover these issues? Run a winch line down rather then lift bags?
     
  10. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Solo Diver

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    Location: NYC/Honolulu
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    There's no rec dive gear I'd be interested in trying to recover at 470' on a CCR while limited to 10-15min BT…and somehow I doubt such a small vessel has a bell or any of the other classic trophies. Something valuable/baggable like a GPS would be worth grabbing for return to the boat's owner, but it probably didn't survive the trip to the bottom.

    Running a line down and securing it to an engine mount or something would probably be doable, but I'd bet that's a minuscule amount of the cost of recovering the boat so that wouldn't be all that much assistance.
     

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