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Rascal1933
09-10-2007, 19:40
Hey there Guys and Gals!

What is the best wreck dive that you have done so far?

Me... The Mahi, a 186-foot U.S. Navy Minelayer,it is sunk in 90 feet of water off the west side of Oahu,Hawaii.


What wreck would you most like to dive ?


Me... The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany off the coast of Pensacola,Fl

If $$$ were no objective > the S.S.Yongala located in the Great Barrier Reef Queensland, Australia.:icon_smile_big:

woody
09-11-2007, 01:58
What is the best wreck dive that you have done so far?

Well I gotta go wiht the Josey J. Roatan, Honduras- Freighter 160-180' down.


What wreck would you most like to dive ?
USS Oriskany and Bakini Atol and Chucck lagoon.

RECDiver
09-11-2007, 08:44
[QUOTE=Rascal1933;49228]Hey there Guys and Gals!

What is the best wreck dive that you have done so far?

An unnamed island supply wreck that we discovered in the Bahamas during a Blackbeard's trip. It had recently sunk (fate of the crew was unknown) and was full of supplies.

What wreck would you most like to dive ?

I would like to stand on the flight deck of the USS Saratoga at Bikini Atoll and make the Tons of Steel trip with Spencer Slate's dive op in the Florida Keys.

meesier42
09-11-2007, 09:27
Overall conditions- Dixie Arrow, the visibility off Hatteras that day was awesome and the water was incredible

BuzzGA
09-11-2007, 13:37
My favorite wreck is the Sea Tiger of Oahu, it was the first wreck dive for my wife so...

As for what I want to dive, the boneyard of wrecks at Scapa off the N of Scotland

greyzen
09-11-2007, 14:49
My favorite wreck is the Sea Tiger of Oahu, it was the first wreck dive for my wife so...

As for what I want to dive, the boneyard of wrecks at Scapa off the N of Scotland

Both of those are on my todo list actually :)

Send pix's!

BuzzGA
09-11-2007, 15:12
My favorite wreck is the Sea Tiger of Oahu, it was the first wreck dive for my wife so...

As for what I want to dive, the boneyard of wrecks at Scapa off the N of Scotland

Both of those are on my todo list actually :)

Send pix's!

Here are a couple from the Sea Tiger in January. We are headed back to Oahu in November and will probably do the Corsair while we are there. In the interest of full disclosure, we didn't take the pics, they were taken by the guide we hired. http://www.divewithdave.com/index.html If you ever get over to Oahu, he's great and will tailor the trip to what ever kind of diving you want to do.

Charlotte Smith
09-11-2007, 15:30
My favorite wreck is the Sea Tiger of Oahu, it was the first wreck dive for my wife so...

As for what I want to dive, the boneyard of wrecks at Scapa off the N of Scotland

Both of those are on my todo list actually :)

Send pix's!

Here are a couple from the Sea Tiger in January. We are headed back to Oahu in November and will probably do the Corsair while we are there. In the interest of full disclosure, we didn't take the pics, they were taken by the guide we hired. http://www.divewithdave.com/index.html If you ever get over to Oahu, he's great and will tailor the trip to what ever kind of diving you want to do.
Awesome..some great info....thanks for sharing.....just one question though...how expensive is "dave"?

diversteve
09-11-2007, 16:47
What is the best wreck dive that you have done so far?

The RMS Rhone in the BVI's. Not a deep wreck but the front had an interesting swimthrough (remember Jacqueline Bisset in The Deep) and the back half had a lot of interesting machinery and artifacts, including a small silver spoon permanently attached to the deck. Huge prop and rudder for photos also.

plot
09-11-2007, 18:34
What is the best wreck dive that you have done so far?

U-352 off the coast of north carolina.


What wreck would you most like to dive ?

The Windiate
http://wrecksandreefs.com/windiate.htm

and the big O

BuzzGA
09-12-2007, 02:30
My favorite wreck is the Sea Tiger of Oahu, it was the first wreck dive for my wife so...

As for what I want to dive, the boneyard of wrecks at Scapa off the N of Scotland

Both of those are on my todo list actually :)

Send pix's!

Here are a couple from the Sea Tiger in January. We are headed back to Oahu in November and will probably do the Corsair while we are there. In the interest of full disclosure, we didn't take the pics, they were taken by the guide we hired. http://www.divewithdave.com/index.html If you ever get over to Oahu, he's great and will tailor the trip to what ever kind of diving you want to do.
Awesome..some great info....thanks for sharing.....just one question though...how expensive is "dave"?

His prices vary based on what you want...its a little over 100 for 2-tank shore dives and boat dives are a bit pricier. Of course you are paying for a private guide not just a boat ride to a site and you get lots of digital photos as a bonus. His prices are cheaper if you book a group. For me the extra money is worth it because his customer service is second to none and he really listens to what you want to do, not what he wants to do. His website says he treats you like family and that has always been our experience. He even helped my family find a house to rent for a couple of weeks on the North Shore.

Divingguy
09-12-2007, 08:28
Favorites done: Spiegel Grove and Duane off Key Largo, and Rodeo 25 off Fort Lauderdale. Both times on the Rodeo the conditions were just truly incredible.
To do: Mighty O. Got blown out last year, will try again this fall.

shadragon
10-17-2007, 12:10
The best is one I have experienced to date it the HMCS SAGUENAY near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, Eh...

The SAG... (http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?main=slides&slid=44)

SAG pics... (http://www.pbase.com/kiml/sag)

It is a former Canadian Navy Destroyer over 300 feet long that was sank just off the coat of Nova Scotia. Mast at 65 feet with mud at 120 it is an excellent artificial reef with many holes cut in for penetrations. They do a lot of wreck courses there. On the day I was there my computer read 14 feet and I could look down to see the entire ship from above. 65 foot viz that day and I was able to dive it on a steel 130 with 36% nitrox. Long, slow and relaxed dive.

Her sister ship the HMCS Frasier is a floating museum tied up near by. You can walk the decks beforehand and get a complete feel for the layout before diving the SAG. Rarely you can even sleep on board the night before your dive trip.

The best dive day I have had to date. I came up with one word written on my dive slate... "WOW!"

Bianca C in Grenada was nice too, but limited bottom time.

To come: Oriskany and Vandenburg...

maggs_the
10-28-2007, 17:07
Cayman in Key West was my very first and was deeper than i had ever thought i would go on my 13th dive (2nd saltwater dive)... but it wasnt the best.

Sea Tiger off Oahu Hawaii is my deepest dive so far (114 feet) and i got some spectactular photos of a flock of eagle rays above us.. but that wasnt my "favorite" wreck dive either.

C53 off Cozumel before Hurricane Wilma was my best. it was open and clean and lined out and that was my first (and only so far) wreck penetration dive. THAT was my best wreck dive.

Daved
10-28-2007, 17:20
Yongola off Townsville Queensland OZ--Grouper the size of VW Beattles

Big Mike
10-30-2007, 11:59
My favorite/only wreck dive is the C-53 in Cozumel before Hurricane Wilma. It appeared "prepped" for penetration. I'm a bit claustrophobic so I didn't go in and somebody my size shouldn't go into small spaces anyway. The attached photos were from 2 days before Hurricane Wilma. They didn't come out very well, a lot of stuff in the water.

CC1020
10-30-2007, 12:24
[QUOTE=Rascal1933;49228]Hey there Guys and Gals!

What is the best wreck dive that you have done so far?

Black Bart off of Panama City, FL

What wreck would you most like to dive ?


Oriskany, or if money were no object, Truk Lagoon or WWII wrecks off of Palau

RonFrank
10-30-2007, 12:44
I can't say I've had a BEST wreck. I've dove the Duane, The Grove multiple times, and on any given dive one can be awesome-err then the other. My first deep ocean wreck was on the Grove diving with Blue water Divers. We had maybe 80' of vis. You could just see the ship from the top. That was very memorable for a lot of reasons.

Getting some good views of the 600lbs+ Jewfish on the Duane is always cool. The Duane is also one of the best night dives with all the cup coral in action.

I want to do the U-352 (NC, doable), the Big-O (also doable), and Truk, and Palau (less doable! :smiley19:).

teknitroxdiver
10-30-2007, 19:21
Favorite? Probably have to go with the Oriskany. I'm tempted though to go with the Chikuzen in the BVI, if only because I've spent way more time on/in that one than I have at the O.

To do? Not really sure. Possibly the Doria, but it appears to be deteriorating rapidly.

rach
11-01-2007, 19:09
i did the sea tiger in oahu in august...great dive!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e94/kurachel/Dominica/SeaTigerWreck.jpg

and this was another wreck in oahu...there were several frogfish as well as a beautiful spotted eagle ray guarding the ship...

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e94/kurachel/Dominica/M0010017.jpg

we just got back from grenada, where all we did were wrecks...unfortunately, the camera got left behind!!


http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e94/kurachel/Dominica/M0010017.jpg

Krakenn
11-02-2007, 09:18
Best Wreck Dives

Sanfrancisco Maru - Truk Lagoon & Yongala - Queensland Aus

Like to Dive?

HMAS Sydney - Australian Light Cruiser sunk in action against German raider Kormorant off of Western Australia Coast after destroying raider but Sydney was on fire, last seen going over the horizon with all crew still missing in action in WW2. One day we will find her and I would like to dive her.

Kraks

Krakenn
11-03-2007, 06:22
I need the ROV first

Smiles

Kraks

kingfish
11-04-2007, 00:43
Did my first wreck dive yesterday.
It was great, i loved it!!
My best so far.:smiley2:

Jas.

greyzen
11-04-2007, 15:48
Scuba Diving (the mag) has a cover story about:
Wrecks of Micronesia

pretty pictures, an article...

ya know.. magazine stuff :D

BuzzGA
11-07-2007, 21:25
i did the sea tiger in oahu in august...great dive!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e94/kurachel/Dominica/SeaTigerWreck.jpg

and this was another wreck in oahu...there were several frogfish as well as a beautiful spotted eagle ray guarding the ship...

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e94/kurachel/Dominica/M0010017.jpg

we just got back from grenada, where all we did were wrecks...unfortunately, the camera got left behind!!


http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e94/kurachel/Dominica/M0010017.jpg

We dove Sea Tiger in January and thought it was great. When you were there was the resident white tip around?