Favorite dive story of 2011
Figured sharing dive stories might help winter pass by faster.
I did not get to dive as much as I wanted but still managed some fun trips. Most were local near Annapolis - viz. never good , 2 feet at best. Hoping to dive more in 2012.
One trip that still makes me smile was looking for a lost plow type anchor. Friend has a side scan unit and agreed to look for it.
These units are sweet and really give insight to what is down there. We put out marker jugs and slowly criss crossed the search area.
Sure enough - we saw the distant J shape of the plow anchor. Threw a jug over the spot and over I went. Got to bottom and had about 6 inches of viz. Put a stake in bottom and attached wreck reel to it to do a circle search.
Got out about 12 feet and bumped into a log. Felt along it and it had an odd shape to it. Slowly my hands gave me a picture of it - perfect J shape about 30 inches long. I had to laugh as I put lift bag on it and took it to surface.
Got back in the boat and we side scanned area again. The " anchor " was gone - no doubt the strange shaped log was what we spotted. Never did find the anchor.
What could be more mundane than dying of old age or of natural causes when there is death by misadventure to be pursued ? Skip