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Scuba geocaching

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by Jake, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. Jake

    Jake ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    (I realize this isn’t traditional treasure, so if a mod wants to move this please do.)

    I’ve enjoyed finding geocaches for a while now and finally hid my first one today. I noticed that one of the available tags when submitting it was “requires scuba equipment.”

    Until that moment I hadn’t really thought about scuba diving and geocaching together, but now I’m super intrigued.

    I’m curious if anyone on the board has ever hidden one underwater or has found one. If so, can you tell me more about the container, location, etc?
     
  2. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I believe there is an underwater geocache off Dubai that one of my Land Rover buddies hid many years ago.

    I've personally not got into Geocaching but I understand it can be fun if you don't get too serious about it.
     
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  3. SloppyJoe

    SloppyJoe Angel Fish

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    I also have some plans to hide underwater....
    Terrain 5 for sure
     
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  4. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    There used to be one in a lake here in Belgium. There is a city bus sunk between 15 and 18 meters deep...the windows are and door have been removed to make it a safer swim through. The geocache was hidden inside. Have not seen it in a couple of years though.

    -Z
     
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  5. mattherat

    mattherat Nassau Grouper

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    I have only just got into geocaching so it is all very new to me, but i would love to be able to find some underwater
     
  6. JustSurfaceInterval

    JustSurfaceInterval ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, Underwater Caches should be T5 and D5 because of special skills and equipement required.
    You can search for them on the Geocaching.com Map by selecting the "scuba gear needed" attribute.
    :cool:
     
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  7. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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  8. JustSurfaceInterval

    JustSurfaceInterval ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  9. Bowers

    Bowers Public Safety Diver

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    I hid a few around me Last year and gave the information to students when they got certified. I put plastic items in them and give directions to take a picture with it when found. Last year i offered a free class to anyone who got a picture of all of them. Just one way of keeping new divers active in the sport :)
     
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  10. WeRtheOcean

    WeRtheOcean Barracuda

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    Since when can people be counted on not to get too serious about something like that?
     

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