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Things you've found under water

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by FatCat, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Diverdon

    Diverdon Barracuda

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    I have a coke can that I found at 22' in Lake Superior (among other things including a stolen bike that I was able to return), so yes, full cans sink. At least that one did. It appears to have been down there for a couple years. Not sure why I kept it... I have quite the treasure chest building up.

    I don't believe I have linked the stolen bike video yet. I was able to track down the owner and returned it at the end of the video.
    Neat story as the owner turned out to be a bar manager and he rewarded me with TWO growlers of premium beer :cheers: here it is:
     
  2. sibermike7

    sibermike7 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    :rofl3:
     
  3. sibermike7

    sibermike7 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    You are correct. I was referencing 0321Tony comment on beer. Alcoholic and diet beverages usually float, but sugary ones sink.
     
  4. Magnus Lundstedt

    Magnus Lundstedt Divemaster

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    There are also a difference if you try them in fresh water or salt water.
     
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  5. Nathan Doty

    Nathan Doty Barracuda

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    Yep, you REALLY want to take it in and have a 29 run on it. Once it's clear it should be yours. But you DON'T want to be found later in life with a firearm that was reported stolen. And if you find one with damage numbers you don't want to do anything besides turn it in and walk away from it. Bad juju otherwise. (ex cop here :) )

    I've found 2 guns in storage lockers, back when it was fun and before TV made everyone think there was a billion dollars hidden in them. 1 was a 10-22 with a little rust and an ugly stock. The other was a .25acp pocket pistol with filed off numbers. Turned in the 25, refinished the 22 and shot it for a few years until I sold it.

    Underwater the only things I've found is fishing weights, garbage and 1 dangerous idiot that no-one should have to share the ocean with.

    My wife did find a bracelet on the beach where we were snorkeling in Barbados. She looked it up, retails around $400. She is the queen of finding stuff on the ground, I'm always looking up and around, she's treasure hunting. When we were just dating she found a months rent money once, rolled up and soaked in rain. I literally stepped over it. Numerous rings etc.
     
  6. Nathan Doty

    Nathan Doty Barracuda

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    My drone currently resides at the bottom of the lake behind my house :laugh: I flew it in the backyard quite a bit. I would let my son fly it, always told him "Don't take it over the water in case it loses signal". So one day I'm out back flying it around, over the water, and I see the lights flash their stupid little "I just lost signal" pattern and down it tumbles from about 200 feet. About 15 feet above the surface the lights kick on solid, I full throttle and get it righted juuuuuuust in time to splash down :rolleyes"

    Some day I might gear up and go down. But florida lakes, so gators, and the visibility is.. poor to say the least. And it was old. And not very expensive... :)
     
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  7. Diverdon

    Diverdon Barracuda

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    If you go down for it, bring your camera. I wished I'd have gotten a little under water footage when I found it. Mixing the death roll footage with some Scuba footage would make a fun watch.
    Hopefully the card will be good still. I found a camera that was submerge for close to two years and was able to coax the photos from it. The contacts had verdigris but a little gentle vinegar application along with cleaning the contacts with an eraser and after a time, the card could be read. Go easy and take your time, you may just get lucky.
    Thanks for sharing.

    DD
     
  8. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    Somebody's Aunt Gertrude cremated by the Rose Hills Mortuary. Helpful hint, when doing a burial at sea sprinkle the ashes gently across the rolling waves, don't dump the whole bag in which gets wet, heavy as a bag of cement, and falls on some hapless (me) diver's head. Just saying.
     
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  9. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    At a local lake the Corp of Engineers hated to see my buddy and I show up at their office. On seperate occasions, two long guns, ammunition, and the location of human remains which we led the local Sheriff's dive team to, then kept track of until one of the FBI forensic rebreather team showed up.

    Also worked out a don't ask don't tell policy on the required use of a dive flag, as using one was more dangerous than not. We were the only two divers on the lake, that they knew of, and we made a reasonable case that the unusual flag attracted boaters, not knowing what it meant, which could cause more harm than safety.


    Bob
     

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