Sunday, August 19 – 2007
10:30 – 15:00
Dive Number 108
Roads: Dry / clear
Water Temp: +15C
Area: Queenston, Ontario
Divers: Wolf, Chuck
Maximum Depth: 12m
Dive Wench(es): Tori
This was always a great spot to dive. We kitted up and went in at the public boat dock and started to find b00ty right away. I found a large metal wheel and there were some gigantic fish, muskie, pike, bass and all kinds of other ones. Some almost 1.5m in length!
We made our way over to the jet boat dock and descended into the depths by the steel dock. Chick found a small sign and kitchen knife. I found a spirit level and a small right-angle spirit level. At one point I popped my head up to get my bearings and heard a passenger on the jetboat proclaim “Oh my gawd! Look, there’s a…” and submerged quickly. While we were out I saw a fishing line and lure land right infront of me. I grabbed the line and started tugging at it, to my surprise there was someone on the other end tugging back! I took the small right angled level and attached it to the baited fish hook and released it. The last thing we saw was the metal and fishhook disappear towards the surface.
We also saw a large wooden timber and carved our names into it. En-route back to our exit point a fishermen got a line stuck and I went out to retrieve it for him. The current is always very vicious. We saw some of our old favorites on the dive including the upside down smashed pickup truck, blown open safe, and other rubbish. We even found the large steel winch I had pulled to shore over 10yrs ago during a salvage operation at this very site. Under the fishing dock we found a giant seawater crab, still with it’s pincers taped shut. I brought it up and set it on the dock – boy did that thing ever smell. A fisherman got angry at us and started to yell because we left it – he kicked it back into the water. As always this was a great dive!
While we were getting our kit off, Chuck chased Tori around with some kelp which made her scream like a girl – it provided some amusement to all.
Jaques Cousteau said in the 1970’s that the Great lakes and Niagara River are totally devoid of all life and unworthy of exploration. If he could come back and see the difference the zebra muscles have made. The enviroment is now teaming with life.