Sunday, July 22 – 2007
11:00 – 12:15
Dive Number 104
Roads: Dry / clear
Water Temp: +20C
Area: Ryerson Park, Lake Ontario Dive
Weather: Sunny / Clear
Divers: Wolf, Chuck
Maximum Depth: 3m
Shore Crew: Tori
Plan: Attempt to find the Ryerson Park Shipwreck
Chuck arrived right on time! We left my house in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and headed for Ryerson Park. We parked on the street and got kitted up and entered in by the metal stairs. Chruch was a little underweight and needed some rocks in his BCD.
Shortly before Chuck started diving, a small middle-eastern man asked Chuck “So, are you going scuba diving?” after he was standing in the water all kitted up.
We headed out into the lake in seach of the wreck. The bottom controu has changed quite a lot since the last time I was here. The bottom was completely covered in algae and large rocks. We saw several large Bass and had some fun trying to lure them close enough to grab (which never actually works) Chuck grabed some large rocks and smashed off a zebra muscles. I joined in with the zebra mussel destruction festivities.
We reached a maximum depth of 3m. We tried hard to find the wreck but with visibility very low we could not see it. As with the last dive I got all bound up in the rope from the dive float again – this time it was because my Mares Volo fins are damaged and the rope got inside some of the jagged edges. This time I got free without chuck untying me!
At around 90bar I signaled to chick to head back to the shore. We collected our gear and returned to shore. We collected our gear and returned to the Niva to take everything off and sit on the benches for a bit to shoot the breeze.