Anyone interested in an informal gathering sometime in August for a weekend?
Now that I have a small collection of vintage stuff (see below) I'd like the opportunity to sit and talk with some other vintage diver-guys about it all. Would really like to see a DH regulator taken apart and reassembled!
I know the Oriskany is the "big dive" along this coast but there is another couple of spots I haven't been to in years that are really cool and I'd love to see again. They're both off of Pensacola or Gulf Shores, Alabama. One is the natural limestone reef system and the other is a 19th century for-real wreck called the Brass Wreck. We could charter a boat and dive those (you won't be disappointed) one day and do something else the other day. Whatever.
Post by scubadiverbob on Jul 6, 2014 7:22:04 GMT -8
I only did a beach dive when I went to Gulf Shores, Al. When I was young, and in way better health, I was stationed at Corry Station in Pensacola. Took a four day leave, packed my gear, and rode my bicycle there. I remember the crystal clear water, white sand beaches; but, didn't see a wreck. Got sunburned ... so the ride back wasn't too fun. Now I live in Calif ... way to far to go. Show some pictures of the wreck.
I went on the USS Oriskany when it was in Alameda, CA. It's about half the size of the USS Coral Sea. It was a really small aircraft carrier. I don't think they could even launch F-4 Phantoms. If they had been able to keep it floating, today it would probably be a helo carrier.