Explorer Dive

[singlepic id=230 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=left]Uwe and SCDC went out on the first explorer dive of 2009, and boy what a great time we had! We drove the boat to the launch at Egmont, so we could cut down on the cold transit time from Sechelt. It was beautiful being able to be on the dive site in 10 minutes verse 60 minutes. We loaded up at the Back Eddy Pub and got headed up the Agamemnon to the second or third by on the left, and readied ourselves for the dive.

Once we were all suited up it was off the boat into the water, where we discovered that there was a slight surface current. That took us off the wreck site a little, as we discovered on our descent. We dropped and ended up in 100 ft of water. As the bottom came into site we were treated with a Cabezon siting, which is not an often seen fish in the Sechelt Inlet. Once settled in we started our search for the wreck, knowing we were a little deep for it we slowly swam to the left knowing the dive would shallow,[singlepic id=229 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=right] and sure enough out of the haze we say a sizeable bow lumming out at us.  The boat was made of wood, and the conditions had been hard on it.  There are many items one needs to be sure about so as not to get under thing in the event they were to fall on you…all and all though it was a great dive!!  The other thing that was great was that there were four or so large lings hanging around because of the various egg masses that were there.

Want to dive this wreck….be sure to give Suncoast Diving a call, or stop by the SC Dive Club site and find out more information for our next dives there.

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