Sunday, September 23 – 2007
13:45 – 14:20
Dive Number 118
Roads: Dry / clear
Water Temp: +20C
Area: Old Welland Canal (Hwy 58 and Canal Bank Road)
Vehicle: Black Sunfire
Weather: Clear and Sunny
Divers: Wolf, Chuck
Dive Wench(es): Tori
Maximum Depth: 10m
Plan: Explore the Boat Ramp area
We arrived at the boat ramp and kitted up and did I did a giant stride entry and waited in 2m of water for for a few mins until Chuck entered the water and we started our dive and descended to 10m. There wasn’t much to see at first, and then the float got caught up in some kind of steel line drawn across the canal which may have been put there for the regattas which go on here from time to time. Chuck freed the float and we continued. We found a few bottles to smash and even Chuck got into the action for a change! We saw lots of discarded rope and flooded marker buoys.
At one point we found a very nice condition dirt-bike tyre lying on it’s side on the bottom. I tipped it up, filled it with air and watched it rush up to the surface. We swam away fast so it didn’t come back and knock us on the noggin. It was very funny and we both laughed watching the tyre rush to the surface.
Eventually I ran out of air and we surfaced and swam back to the dock. I came out with only 12L in my blue steel tank and my aga mask. This high air useage could be from the seal problem in my aga mask.