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Posted by Max Bottomtime on May 08, 2005 at 19:49:41:

In Reply to: What kind of boat were they in? posted by Eric S on May 08, 2005 at 19:15:56:

Josh Woods of Divepro San Diego just got it and was operating as a six pack.

Here more details from the divebums list;
Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 1955 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bill Reals
Subject: Re: [Divebums] Eight divers rescued after their boat capsizes

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We did a night dive on the Yukon, when we came back up, we loaded the boat and the wind waves starting pushing water into the boat. We tried to rebalance it but the bildge couldn't keep up and we started taking on water. The boat quickly started listing, with the stern going under and the engines completely flooded. We were all still in our dry suits and it was clear that it was going under. We radioed the Coast Guard with a distress call and after what seemed like 2 mins, the boat started to go under. The boat listed strongly to the stern, and then turned turtle, it ejected most of us from the boat, into the water pretty quickly.

We were picked up about 30 mins later.

We are still in a state of recovery.

There is technical dive gear off the Yukon that we are trying to recover, if any of you find it, we are offering $200 a setup, double tanks, tanks, wings, lights, etc. Also, there are two Oceanic Mako Scooters out there on the bottom as well, same offer. I would appreciate if anyone finds Jet Fins with springs straps to contact the list as they might be ours.

Let's just say that thank god for the life guard/coast guard and we were lucky that we sent out that distress call or we would have been in the water all night.

Richard Burns wrote:
OK, one of you eight, fess up and give us some of the details.

Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 19:47:04 -0700
From: "Roger Bly"
Subject: RE: [Divebums] Eight divers rescued after their boat capsizes

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We lost a boat and around $50K of dive gear near the Yukon last night.
No one was hurt, but thank God for drysuits and Baywatch. We are
looking for lost dive gear now including several double tank rings, two
Mako scooters, and other affects. More info when time permits.

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