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What is the oddest thing you've found on the bottom of the ocean?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Scuba Brad, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. MarkUK

    MarkUK Scuba Media & Publications

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    I found the base unit of an ejector seat as used in a Hawk training jet off the coast of Anglesey in North Wales. Apparently, when the RAF are doing practice rescues, they chuck pilots out of the helicopters in the full rig they'd be wearing if they'd just parachuted out of the actual aircraft, minus the parachute itself, so they have the seat section of their ejector seat hanging behind them, and this contains their survival raft. This one was well knackered – obviously been through a few test drops! – but they were glad to have it back, and gave me and my buddy a tour of RAF Valley. Was kind of cool...

    Mark
     
  2. Scuba Brad

    Scuba Brad Manta Ray

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    Well I hope you got a good picture............that would be one to post!

    Happy Diving
     
  3. MarkUK

    MarkUK Scuba Media & Publications

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    I've got a shot of my uncle and I on shore with it, but god knows where that is.

    This was in the middle of my diving life – I was only 22 or 23, and hadn't started taking underwater piccies, so no underwater shots of it in situ, which is a shame.

    Mark
     
  4. bluthundr

    bluthundr Divemaster

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    105mm WWII howitzer shell here in Okinawa. Not wierd I guess, but not exactly something you find laying around every day...
     
  5. Diving Doc

    Diving Doc Dive Shop

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    A lead soildier circa 1850 with no head
     
  6. Buoyant1

    Buoyant1 Loggerhead Turtle

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    An old oval mask with a white skirt off of one of the reefs off Key West a year or so back. After the trip, I was talking to a friend that worked on a snorkel boat who said it was probably from their gear they had a few like that...someone didn't like it and tossed it overboard.

    It was pretty rusty and the rubber was worn out pretty bad...

    Other than that a bunch of snorkel keepers and a blue lego off Dry Tortugas while snorkelling.
     
  7. AmtrakEngineer

    AmtrakEngineer Guest

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  8. OPIE1979

    OPIE1979 Guest

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    mini tower cpu off the coast of Fort Walton Beach, FL in 80 or so feet.

    And i thought toilet fields were common in most divable quarries, i've seen them at 2.
     

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