Sunday, August 12 – 2007
13:00 – 15:00
Dive Number 107
Roads: Dry / clear
Water Temp: +18C
Area: East Main Street Bridge, Welland
Divers: Wolf, Chuck
Maximum Depth: 9m
Dive Wench(es): Tori
Plan: Find Bodies
We kitted up at the usual spot. Tori and I arrived a little late as we had to stop for petrol for the niva.
We swam across the channel and started our dive. I had some issues with my new solid rubber fins and they took some time to get used to. As expected we saw hundreds of bicycles and scrap metal pipes. Chuck found a small metal chest that was pryed open as well as a bowling ball by brunswick with the name “Steve” etched on it. Chuck also found two pieces of parking meters.
At one point we surfaced and Chuck loudly proclaimed “I found myself a hoe!” and raised up a large garden hoe he found.
We also found some construction vests.
My biggest fear was that the bowling ball would come loose in the dive float and hit me on the head. Chuck also found a large glass beer much, although quite disgusting we were sure it would serve great grog for the wenches when it was cleaned up!
We surfaced with around 80 bar and swam around towards the bridge where we met several young boys who of course asked what we found. I tried to retrieve a bike for them, as I did – one boy jumped from the bridge overhead narrowly missing me as he hit the water. I decided to get out of that area and head back to the car. It was a great dive with lots to see. Tori was our dive wench for the day.