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Unusual Things That You've Found

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Capt. T. Goetz, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Cio

    Cio Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NJ
    40
    23
    The lobster was alive, I removed the rubber bands and freed him, the microwave was recently drooped there, it was perfectly clean.

    It was a regular microwave, I just opened the door, never saw a locking mechanism on a microwave....

    I assume it fell from a boat that was there for lobsters. Anyone who has AOW from NJ knows the site, there are three wrecks in a triangle, wrecks are lame, but plenty of lobsters, popular spot by NJ standards. Microwave was in the sand right side up, found it on my way from one wreck to another.

    Being from NJ, I would not be surprised that someone put it there knowing it would be found, it was pretty funny, but also perfectly placed. I would have sent it up but didn't have a lift bag cause I was tagging along with a AOW class.
     
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  2. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds Advanced Corn Hole Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: The Holy Land
    2,525
    7,302
    Several clay pieces that used to be a pot for storing gold or wine in ancient roman times.

    Not quite unusual for the area considering it is the ancient port of Caesera, you throw a rock in any direction and you are bound to hit something historic but not something i hear that others find often.

    Following a big storm in 2015/2016 ( not sure exactly which year) a local diver here found around 1,000 gold coins in the same area.

    My friend with the loot, was handed over to the local antique preservation team in the university.

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  3. Bert van den Berg

    Bert van den Berg Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Zealand
    470
    387
    Son and I happened upon a submerged full size cruising yacht while diving at Minerva Reef 250 miles south of Tonga. Don't know what happened to the occupants.
     
  4. jadairiii

    jadairiii Solo Diver

    665
    780
    Strangest thing I ever found was an electronic ankle monitor on the first reef off Lauderdale. It had clearly been cut off, and it was beyond throwing distance from the beach. Had been on the bottom about a month or so.....someone violated their condition of house arrest or bond....
     
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  5. billbb

    billbb Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: pa
    57
    27
    Found a bikini bottom today !
    Too bad I wasn't around for her exit
     
  6. garyh

    garyh Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Peterborough Ontario Canada
    160
    63
    Club dive in a lake in the Muskoka's northern Ontario cold water, tannic not much light pen. Found a small bottle and stuffed it in my pocket. Surfaced and everyone is having lunch I decide to check the bottle out. Turns out it still have the cork stopper in it. Do a little prodding with a stick cork breaks down and I attempt to clean out the contents. It was some kind of really old elixir very strong menthol type. Lots of gagging from the group and a rather large oil slick floating on the water.
     
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  7. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    14,612
    3,993
    Kate Spade sunglasses shore diving Long I., NY. Cleaned up real well.
     
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    29,745
    19,843
    My favourite hair tie bobble. It used to be someone else's favourite but finders keepers.
     
  9. Deepsea5

    Deepsea5 Former Public Safety Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maine, USA
    52
    45
    Back in my Law Enforcement Diver days: an inline 6 cylinder automotive engine. "Found" it while being towed on a planer board. We were searching, in pretty much zero vis water, for a person that drowned due to a boating accident.
     
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  10. Rechno

    Rechno Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
    159
    155

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