|Posted by Joel Svendsen on March 10, 2011 at 11:11 AM||comments (0)|
Last weekend we hit all four vessels in the Customs Reef (150FT). The initial team was Henry, David, and Joel, but Henry aborted on the surface due to a scooter problem. We climbed back aboard and David and I re-dropped. The surface current was ripping, with clear 73 degree water. At about 100ft the current stopped, but we encountered cold (68 degrees), milky water with poor visibility, perhaps 15-20ft. Still a good dive, I'm impressed we managed to find all four vessels in the reduced visibility!
Second dive was on the Sea Taxi (120FT), Henry and I dove, David sat out having gotten too cold on the first dive. Lots of life on the wreck, a little better visibility and not too much current. A massive school of sardene like fish surrounded the wreck and were great to watch as they flowed around the site.
|Posted by Joel Svendsen on September 28, 2010 at 4:32 PM||comments (0)|
Found the 727 Tail!:
That is David in the picture, photograph by Matt. More pictures in the photo gallery.
The tail is sitting in about 115FT.
|Posted by Joel Svendsen on September 19, 2010 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
Despite 3-5FT seas and 20 knots of wind, I couldn't resist going out yesterday and doing a sonar survey on the new 727 tail section numbers Matt found.
For reference, here is the Ultra Quiz, a wreck listed as a 30FT houseboat (it is actually quite a bit bigger) located near the 727 wing box:
Here is what I found on the 727 tail section numbers:
Intriguing, huh? Looks about 8ft high or so, just about right.
Based on the LIDAR survey from Florida Near Shore I found one more target about 150ft NW of this point:
That is pretty small, but worth a look; might be more wreckage. It is also possible that this is really what is left of the 727 tail section, and the other numbers are for a 40 houseboat that is also supposedly in this area but has not yet been located.
We definately need to dive this site to see what is there!