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Thread: USS Oriskany in Pensacola,Florida

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    Hey there Conch Divers!

    Need some help from the locals (or) Non-locals thathave dove the USS Oriskany Please.

    When Diving the Mighty"O" What dive charters are you using and Why?

    Rate them out for me, plus any other helpful info/advice that you can pass along on diving the Oriskany.
    Any help and Info is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Rascal
    Last edited by Rascal1933; 07-29-2007 at 12:05. Reason: old ST forum post up-date

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    Okay, Conch divers pretty much relates to the Keys. The Oriskany isn't in the Keys.
    <DIV>Charters:</DIV>
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    <DIV>http://www.bluwateradventures.com/- nice guy, small boat.</DIV>
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    <DIV>http://www.mbtdivers.com/index.html- dive shop. They book to several charters.</DIV>
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    <DIV>http://www.divemightyo.com/- don't know him, but see a lot of links for him. </DIV>
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    <DIV>A two tank dive to the Oriskany will cost $150 ish PLUS tanks and weights.</DIV>
    <DIV>It is 22 miles out. Bring Bonine.</DIV>
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    <DIV>A person should really have some dives under his/her belt before this one. The charters have requirements to be able to make this dive. Read them.</DIV>

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    You could also try, out of Pensacola, FL, Viking Diving Pensacola -
    http://www.vikingdivingpensacola.com/

    $145 per trip and there's alot of room on his deck.

    Signed, Frank
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    http://www.gulfdiver.net/charters.htm

    Ask Gary for a great trip to te Big "O".

    Michael

    Please PM me if you need any help.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but Capt Tim w/ Viking is also YMCA and PADI instructor. Very nice guy that doesn't mind talking about whatever!

    If your interested he will actually record your dive with his UW video camera, I believe we paid $30 for it.

    Forgot to mention, he will go out with 2 divers to the Oriskany! [img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]

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    Partly off topic but but there is a show on the History Channel regarding the sinking playing right now, shows that it repeats at 2am (Sat), may be worty setting the VCR/Tivo if interested.
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    I have heard about the H2O Below. 2 friends of mine have used the charter and loved it.

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    If the History Channel is showing the sinking of The Mighty"O"
    I am betting it is a must see to watch.

    Thanks for the info Tah 73!
    Rascal
    Last edited by Rascal1933; 07-29-2007 at 12:07. Reason: old ST post up-date

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    Question: Hows the reefing out of the Big "O" coming along?

    I know she has not been down/sunk for that great amount of time really... May 17th of 2006

    Sounds like the fishes have already started to attract to her.


    Any Feedback/Comments from divers who have dove the Oriskany recently?
    Thanks!
    Last edited by Rascal1933; 07-29-2007 at 12:08. Reason: old ST forum post up-date

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    "I doubt it will ever happen as long as people are spearing on it."
    What the heck! You got to be kidding me!!!

    I know there are a lot of speros out there.
    Come on... give the "0" a chance,then you can do your fishslaying later.
    Last edited by Rascal1933; 07-29-2007 at 12:09. Reason: old post on ST forum updated

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