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Soonerwink
07-25-2010, 17:14
Does anyone know where they sank the Helicopter at the Scuba Park? I am thinking about going there next Saturday, would be nice to see something new.

BUDMAN
07-25-2010, 17:21
Nautical Adventures SCUBA Diving Services and Supplies (http://www.divetenkiller.com/index.htm)

nautical adventures web site said they sank it at the scuba park

Soonerwink
07-25-2010, 17:29
That is where I got the information. I was just wondering where at the scuba park. Vis is usually very limited there unless you are below the thermocline, so it would be nice to know approximate area. I know the scuba park pretty well, and can find everything that has been sunk there

fire diver
07-25-2010, 18:46
Look for it beyond the plane and below, in the 70 foot zone. That is where he talked about sinking it, but I haven't heard anything for sure.

navyhmc
07-26-2010, 08:45
My question is how did they get their hands on a USCG Pelican? Those were decomissioned 10 years ago

TwIsTeD
07-29-2010, 09:37
I'll be on lake ttenkiller later in Aug. I'd like to know where this is as well.

fire diver
07-29-2010, 11:01
I wonder if Tim dropped the loading ramp on the bottom. I see it was up for the sinking.

Tim says he can get tanks (US army tanks) to sink, but it would cost too much to transport them.

navyhmc
07-29-2010, 11:18
A tank would be cool too! I'll bet M-60s.

DJCAREY
07-29-2010, 13:01
Look for the red bouy to the right of the farthest white bouy left of the boat ramp. It's maybe 10 feet inside the bouys in about 45-60ft deep.

Soonerwink
07-29-2010, 19:19
Thanks DJ, several of us from the Tulsa Aquanauts are going there on Sat. to check it out.

BUDMAN
07-30-2010, 12:02
dove Tenkiller this morning helicopter is exactly where DJ said vis is not great

I'm going to try to post some video if I can figure out how to do it.

BUDMAN
07-30-2010, 12:04
on a related note tanks would be very cool

I wonder if a fund could be started to help pay for the transportation?

and the helicopter is very,very cool and the ramp is down

BUDMAN
07-30-2010, 13:26
YouTube - USCG PELICAN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8TXiXMPX1I)


I don't know if this will work but this is the video I shot today at Tenkiller

navyhmc
07-30-2010, 14:16
It works well BUDMAN! great video... How about loading it on scubavideos?

Soonerwink
07-31-2010, 19:40
We had a great day diving the Scuba Park. Six of the Tulsa Aquanauts made it out to find the Helicopter. And it is very cool! There is a large hole cut in the top, you can enter there, and exit out the large side door on the starboard side, or out the larger bay door at the back. I was able to find all the attractions in the scuba park to show a few who had never dove there. Lee and I wore a 3mm full suit, Keith wore a shortie, I only went as deep as 57' it was 72 degrees at that depth. The vis today was maybe 5' to 25' deep. There is a mild thermocline at 30' and another at 40'. After 25' the vis started opening up a little, we had 10 to 12' vis at about 40'. The temps were a lot warmer than Beaver, 82 at the surface and only 72 at 57 feet. It was nice to be able to dive in only a 3mm and no hood. If you get a chance to dive the Scuba Park I would recommend it. And thanks DJ, it was right where you said it was.

navyhmc
07-31-2010, 20:33
72f at 57'? that is very warm. Glad you had some good dives!

Godfather1138
08-02-2010, 09:01
Wow! 72 @ 57' is not fair at all lol We dove Beaver on Saturday and we had 89 surface about 85 down to the thermocline between 25-30' where it dropped to about 64. As I don't have a suit yet I was forced to stay just above the TC while my buddies dropped a little below it.

Soonerwink
08-02-2010, 20:05
But, the visibility is usually much better at Beaver. And it is one of the most abrupt thermoclines of any of the lakes I have dove in.

BUDMAN
08-09-2010, 06:52
YouTube - ‪USCG PELICAN2.WMV‬‎ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRVN6OvSfCw)

I shot some more video of the helicopter Saturday and added it to what I had

quality is not good due to juggling two lights and a camera and the vis was poor 10'

on a more positive note the dive light I built didn't leak :smiley20: