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What’s the most random or awesome thing you’ve found on a dive?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by jerbee, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. jerbee

    jerbee Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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    My weirdest would have to be on a dive in 2017 I made in the Philippines while doing a 3-month DM internship... I found a half-empty aluminum scuba cylinder just hanging out on the bottom during a drift dive. It wasn’t rigged up for doubles or anything, it just looked like someone had forgotten to tighten their regulator and strap all the way and somehow the tank slipped off and got left without the person noticing they were out of air. Didn’t spot a body anywhere nearby (or hear of one washing up on shore), so I guess that wasn’t the case after all.

    Most awesome... would have to be a GoPro Hero 5 Black, no name tag or identifying marks on it or the SuperSuit housing (or in the system software). Note to others: I now have a Hero 7 Black and my GoPro’s camera software “name” is my email address. It won’t stop a thief, but if someone honest picks it up from the bottom of the ocean, or finds it somewhere else, then at least they will have a way to get in touch with you. Anyway, we checked with all of the dive shops nearby (it was also in the Philippines) and nobody had reported one missing or lost.. left word with all of the local shops and after 2 weeks I gave it to one of the local DMs (I had no real use for it).

    How about you?
     
  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    I found a brass boot from a hard hat diver. I thought it was a sandal and was going to put it in a trash bag I carried on most of my dives. I was surprised when I picked it up and it was heavier than I expected.
     
  3. Fathom044

    Fathom044 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Houston
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    A Rolex oyster quartz watch. The only time diving for the Sheriff department paid off.
     
  4. gr8jab

    gr8jab Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oregon, USA
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    I found a green infinity stone. I think Dr. Strange dropped it...
     
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  5. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    How did you hold on to it??
     
  6. mi000ke

    mi000ke Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Massachusetts & Grand Cayman Island
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  7. mcpowell

    mcpowell Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Georgia
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    My wife lost her prescription sunglasses one day in the lake. So my son and I made a point to “mark” our position visually. The next day we went back with our scuba gear and found them in about 10 minutes.

    Saved us ~ $275 and we had fun.
     
  8. kablooey

    kablooey Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: San Diego
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    We were diving in an area where a lot of visiting yachts temporarily anchor.

    At about forty feet on a sandy bottom my buddy came across a large brass plant stand that must have fallen off one of the yachts. It’s about thirteen inches high, and depicts the three see-speak-hear-no-evil monkeys sitting in a circle. Each monkey has one hand extend over his head to support a plant. It weighs about twelve pounds, and is done in a kind of retro 1930’s style.
    It’s really beautiful, I think.

    My buddy picked this treasure out of the sand, and carried it for the rest of the dive. With great effort he was even able bring this heavy chunk of brass all the way back to shore.

    Maybe he was sick of it by that point, or perhaps he noticed how I kept looking at it. Because for some unspoken reason, after all that effort, he just gave it to me.

    Today it sits by my fireplace.
    It will forever remind me of a great day of diving, and a very kind generous friend.

    K.
     
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  9. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
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    I found a drone with a knockoff GoPro attached. The camera wasn't in any type of housing, so it's junk at this point, but I'm still trying to figure out if I can get the video off the SD card.
     
  10. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    I was looking earlier at a site that provided software to recover SD cards. I think this is it. What is nice, is that the give solutions before they sell their software.

    7 Ways to Fix Corrupted SD Memory Cards & SD Card Recovery
     
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