Sunday, July 29 – 2007
15:00 – 16:30
Dive Number 106
Roads: Dry / clear
Water Temp: +20C
Area: East Main Street Bridge, Welland
Vehicle: Chuck’s Black Sunfire
Weather: Sunny / Clear
Divers: Wolf, Chuck
Maximum Depth: 2m
Shore Crew: Tori, Christine
As we were kitting up, we were approached by a local crack-whore who told us her entire life story, then the cops came and chased her away.
At the dive site there were lots of children who asked us if we were going to go scuba diving. We advised them we come here every few weeks to look for the bodies.
As we descended we saw so many bikes and even steel cables with large lead weights on the bottom. As we went toward the bridge Chuck found that ladder he saw at the end of the last dive but after uncovering it, he discovered it was only 3 rungs. We found dozens of bikes and shopping carts. Nearer to the big bridge I found a small two wheeled scooter. We found some gigantic gears from the bridge on the bottom. On one gear sprocket I found an old hammer. The hammer provided lots of amusement for smashing rocks and bottles and even attempts to hit some local fish. The thought was to hit the fish in the head with a hammer so Chuck could skewer the fish with his knife. As we suspected the fish were faster than our hammer swinging and stabbing hands. Chuck found a good sized bucket and breathed exhaust bubbles into it, turning it into a lift bucket, until it got too full and shot to the surface with Chuck attached.
The dive progressed with us seeing even more bikes. On our way back to the starting point we even found the dead salamander I squeezed a few dives back. There was so much to see on this dive. Bikes, giant sprockets, giant carp about 1m long! When we arrived back to the dock, Chuck finally got tied up instead of me all the time. To Chucks humor, I got tied up when trying to untie him. We stripped off our gear and headed over to our local Tim Horton’s to relax and laugh. So much happened on this dive it was difficult to remember it all and write it down. While we were exiting the water we came across a young teenage girl standing in the water with pink painted toenails wearing only her bra and panties. She was falling out of her bra and her panties were quite revealing. Apparently she was nicely shaved.
It was a great dive with a very safe and experienced dive partner! Can’t wait to visit this location again. Chuck found himself a chrome cigarette case, a fishing rod reel, and some carbiners which he found attached to some downed steel cable. This location is worthy of more diving.