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Old 15-07-2009, 14:55   #16
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If the grapple doesn't work. Drop an anchor in the spot, .
This is what caused the problem in the first place!!
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Thanks for the tips guys, I'll let you know the aftermath in 2 weeks!
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Why worry about a grapple?

Its the perfect thing a diver would LOVE to do!

You know the location within 10 feet (OK say 30 yards) and its 50 to 60 feet, thats a deep dive, but not too deep, murkey water, with current - thats all a challange!

Poor ol divers just get to poke around rocks and crappy things till their tropical holidays then they can only poke a bit of coral!

Ring the local dive club and offer a case of beer as a reward, it'll be found in moments


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Old 15-07-2009, 17:22   #19
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Why worry about a grapple?

Its the perfect thing a diver would LOVE to do!

You know the location within 10 feet (OK say 30 yards) and its 50 to 60 feet, thats a deep dive, but not too deep, murkey water, with current - thats all a challange!

Poor ol divers just get to poke around rocks and crappy things till their tropical holidays then they can only poke a bit of coral!

Ring the local dive club and offer a case of beer as a reward, it'll be found in moments


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Mark, I ran with your suggestion and contacted a few divers from nwdiveclub.com, and found a few fantastic people to help me dive for the anchor and chain tomorrow evening! All for a couple of cases of beer.

Never again will I doubt the power of beer!

I'll let you guys know more details tomorrow after the dive.
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So I found 2 divers this weekend who were willing to dive on the anchor and chain for some beer , unfortunately, they didn't find it. Though they did find an anchor off of a large ship, which they might salvage and sell! Since the water in the river was tidal, when they began searching, they had some trouble due to current, but afterward during the tide change, the current stopped and it was a bit easier for them, though the visibility went down I guess.

So no anchor recovery, though I will be getting my dive certs next month, and my best friend is a very experienced diver, so we will be diving for it again!

Apparently there's a ton of stuff down there, but the bottom is smooth gravel and fairly clean with no silt. They also found a large steel cable and a few old pilings in that area which they think my anchor is stuck on.
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Yea, it's alot harder than you might think. Once in Georgetown Bahamas, a newbie anchored right in front of town in about 10 feet of water or less. He got blown out of there and left one of his his anchors and chain. (another story!) It was perfectly clear water and pure white sand. My buddie and I went over the next day to find his anchor for him (snorkeling) It took us quite a while to find it... got lucky and saw about 4 ft of chain not buried with sand....
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