Re: depth

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Posted by Capt-Ray on September 04, 2001 at 20:56:08:

In Reply to: depth posted by Chris on September 04, 2001 at 12:12:48:

Pretty good description. The "high spot" is in 55. It is the last of a series of pinnacles that run from west to east. It drops very steeply to 180' to the NE. The terrain to the south, north and west does not reach that depth.

I consistantly advise the divers on our boat that it is not advisable to exceed 130' on that dive. The problem is that once the divers are in the water, you have no control over their behavior. Very often, the "macho diver" syndrome takes over and they attempt to reach extreme depths. As a general rule, the captains that know the area will know when a diver or dive team has strayed into deep water but is powerless to prevent an impending accident.

I have in my notes, ranges or visual lineups for a 60' spot on the other end of the bank. As soon as I have the time to get out to the area I will survey that site as my memory says that it would be hard to get to 140' or better in that area. If that turns out to be the case, I will publish the GPS numbers for everyone.


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