Update on the gill net at the Olympic wreck


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Posted by Max Bottomtime on October 20, 2001 at 12:25:16:

I took a couple of volunteers to help me remove the gill net. We were able to free three crabs and pull most of the net away from the wreck, but it is so long that our efforts were unsuccessful. I cut the lines from the net about fifty feet in front of the bow and pulled it off the rocks and bow section while my buddies worked the starboard section. It will probably take another dive or two to completely remove it and bring it to the surface. If you dive there soon, beware. It is monofiliment and difficult to see in limited vis. The water was brown from the surface to about fifty feet below. At the bottom, the vis improved to about 25 feet and 53 degrees. Any help removing it would be greatly appreciated, but please be careful to avoid entanglement.


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