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Dive trip 12-13-15
Posted by DaveF on 12/14/2015, 7:42 am
Divers Two in Avon had the Venture 3 chartered for the day.
It was a full boat with an assortment of experienced divers, a few students taking advanced courses, and a few instructors.
The Mohawk was chosen as the destination because there was something there for everyone. We decided to tie in midship, near the boilers, so we could essentially do two different dives, one at the bow and one at the stern. Paul and Ruth expertly dropped the hook at the center of the wreck, and when I went down to tie it in, it was lying on top of the boiler.
Bottom temp was 55, and viz close to 20 feet. The water column is nice and clear too, I could see the strobe on the anchor from about 15 feet in depth, making for about 60 feet of vertical viz.
As far as fish life goes, it's getting a little sparse. There are tog hanging around, I didn't see any memorably sized sea bass, and no flatties. I was doing the lobster crawl, and found a few eggers, smalls and one nice sized bug in the back of a pipe who refused to come out and see me, regardless of how hard I tried to cajole him out. If only my arms were a little longer.
A couple of dish fragments and tile came up, a few divers collected some mussels, and a few wet suit divers decided it's time to put away the wet suit for the winter.
I also found a purser's safe that had about 125 pounds of gold coins, but I left it there because I found some nice lead sinkers and didn't think I could carry that much gold and lead together.
The air was mild, no wind and the ocean was like glass. You couldn't have asked for a better day for diving.
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