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Fireman6458
03-24-2009, 19:41
Our dive team was called out this afternoon for a search and recovery mission from our sheriff's dept. It was about an acre size pond which was supposedly spring fed. Anyway, grabbed the gear and got on site put everything on and got in. Water was 52 @ surface and 43 @ about 15' which is all the deeper it was. Visibility was zero to 6 inches on bottom. Did two 45 minute dives and were unable to locate our object and called it a day. But it was great to get in and try out new gear. I am very pleased with it and the drysuit worked flawlessly. Everyone else was in 7mm wetsuits and freezing their butts off! I was warm and stayed down for alot longer than they did. Looking forward to another dive soon.

Dark Wolf
03-24-2009, 19:45
Glad to hear the gear worked well! Too bad the object was not recovered, but that is the way that it goes. :)

DW

neogeo
03-24-2009, 19:47
I will soon be in your shoes... NEW GEAR YIPPEEEE

rustyshakelford
03-24-2009, 20:26
we got a side scan sonar for one of our RIBs and that thing is awesome! we havent had to do any real searching in a long time and can usually locate something within minutes then mark it and drop right on top of it!

theres noway i wouldve gotten in the water in a wetsuit either!

brett

Fireman6458
03-24-2009, 20:52
Funny thing is all I used to get into was a wetsuit. I did not have a drysuit. Didn't really think all that much about it. But now I have seen the light!! We are probably going back this Saturday to try again.

Fireman6458
03-24-2009, 20:54
By the way, I take my drysuit certification tomorrow.(pool portion) Guess I will be prepared for class. Funny how things work out.

underh2o
03-24-2009, 20:56
:smiley20:Today I played with some new gear also, unfortunatley not a dry suit bu tfortunately it was pool dive. I was issued my FFM with voice comm last week and today I got to dive it. It was great! I always dive in dark waters up in the Virginia mountains so when I practiced donning and removing underwater and switching from reg and mask to FFM it was pretty simple.

neogeo
03-24-2009, 20:59
I cant wait to get my gear here... ordering it all Friday from Cave Adventurers best prices in most opinions

navyhmc
03-24-2009, 21:33
we got a side scan sonar for one of our RIBs and that thing is awesome! we havent had to do any real searching in a long time and can usually locate something within minutes then mark it and drop right on top of it!

theres noway i wouldve gotten in the water in a wetsuit either!

brett

I don't know why, I go in 45F water in a 7mm all the time.

cowgirldiver
03-25-2009, 11:50
52 degrees surface-that's downright balmy!!!

neogeo
03-26-2009, 00:56
It was what 40's 50's in Oronogo the 28th with snow

navyhmc
03-26-2009, 03:59
48f surface and 46f at 60'

cowgirldiver
03-26-2009, 09:30
And 25 degree air temps

rsmith4656
03-26-2009, 20:17
It was cold very cold that day. Can't wait for warmer temps to get here.

clararhb
03-30-2009, 15:55
The real question is...what were you looking for? I know "need to know basis".

Fireman6458
03-30-2009, 23:26
The real question is...what were you looking for? I know "need to know basis".

You guessed it! The case is still open and there is some buzz we may be going back in soon. Hopefully better luck this time, or prove it's a bad lead and they can move on.

clararhb
03-31-2009, 19:52
Best of luck either way. I don't think I could ever go in looking for a body, especially a child. A gun or something of that sort, sure.

Diving Jayhawk
04-21-2009, 02:45
I have to agree, 45 degrees in the water seemed like bathwater after strolling around at 25 in a snowstorm.