According to the divers: Recently, Island Diving discovered, and recovered, the wreck of a high performance, twin engine race-craft from the depths of Lake Ronkonkoma. While salvage law is very clear in this regard, and we are free to do with this vessel what we see fit, we would like to attempt to do the right thing and return it to the rightful owner. If you have any relevant information, please contact us ASAP!
It was always great to surface from a dive and see this big smile. I shall never see it again. I considered Jim Boyd one of my closest friends. I feel I owe him so much. Now he is gone. May you rest in peace Jim. *sobs silently*
I know many folks here know Jim, so I found it appropriate to post this here.
A repost of sorts These are videos of me doing demonstration dives at the Beneath The Sea dive expo in Secaucus NJ back in March 2007. I posted some of the videos on Photobucket and linked to them back then. However, some of the files on Photobucket became corrupted and when I tried to re-upload the vids I found that Photobucket videos and LJ no longer play nicely together. So now they're all on You Tube and I post them here for your viewing pleasure.
Bizarre diving dream It's not unusual for me to dream about diving in some form, but last night's dream was not only quite vivid, it was one of the most weird.
(Remember I'd been a forklift mechanic for 25 years) I was at work and there were 2 forklifts being operated. However, they were being driven down ramps into pits where they were completely underwater. Both lift drivers were in full dive gear and I knew them both. One was wearing some kind of orange suit and helmet, that was nitropup. The other was wearing a black Viking drysuit and AGA mask and stopped for a minute to chat, that was rocketpup.
The gist of it was they had a bunch of large industrial compressed gas cylinders that were to be destroyed, but due to whatever had been in them they had to be destroyed underwater.
I went to the boss and complained as to why I wasn't chosen for the job. He said he didn't think I could do it due to my bad hand. "Hand schmand! I want that job! You know I'm a diver I should have been first pick!" I told him.
Join us on the beautiful Turks & Caicos Explorer. Price includes food, diving, nitrox, fuel surcharges, port fee and airport transfers. Not included are tips, dinner Friday night, and exit tax. Suites are available on first come, first serve basis; 2 spaces available at $2895, 2 spaces available at $3095, and 1 space available at $3295. Please call Splash Dive Center (703-823-7680) for details.
New toy I bought a digital underwater camera yesterday. Went in the pool today to try it out. As there's not much in the way of scenery in the pool, I tried a few self portraits. I think this camera is going to work out really well.