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"Infidel" Wreck, more net removed


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Posted by Divebum Don on March 02, 2009 at 20:02:11:

Saturday, 28 Feb 09 Ocean Defenders Alliance was able to bring out KCET production staff from the program "So Cal Connected" to observe and document more deep water net removal from the sink wreck "Infidel" off the East end of Catalina for an episode airing soon on PBS.

Local Catalina divers lead by Jason Manix again did ALL the hard work to coordinate and execute these deep (150') work dives. Thanks to Bob Kennedy and staff for offering to captain the "King Neptune" dive boat from Scuba Luv to handle the divers, and Cinde Macgugan and staff from Catalina dive supply for all the divers support!!

Conditions were good, sunny, low 50's @ depth, with from 30 feet to way-less of Vizz as cutting on the nets starts, and debris fills the area. Personal thanks to commercial/tech diver/buddy Greg Cooke for the V-plan safe deco profiles, diving with the ODA, and keeping me safe for this stuff! There is nobody I'd rather be in the water with!

A few more trips will be made out to clear this wreck of the last of it's deadly nets. It will be a good Tech/Wreck when it's clear. Dr. Bill Bushing was on board to do some documenting of species in the nets, nice to "hang" (on deco) with him ;~)

Ocean Defenders Alliance works year round to help clean up the underwater environment that we all love, if you'd like to help out, please contact ODA.




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