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Old 08-30-2009, 01:41 AM   #1
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I am not a diver and won't pretend to know really what I am talking about but for about ten years I have really wanted to know what some of the "private" wrecks I fish are. I have been told various things about several of them but there are about 3 that I would absolutly LOVE to see a picture of or even hear a description of. The one I am most interested in I think is gonna be too deep for most to dive but I have a friend who said he would dive it "no problem" and he is an experienced (30+years) diver but also an experienced Budweiser disposal and I am not sure how keen his judgement was when he said this and/or how good his judgement would be on dive day. Anyways, I would like to see some replys before I say the depth as I don't want it to skew anyones reply. If too deep to reach, how far above something like say the Tex Edwards could you be, assuming clear green or blue water, and recognize what it is and some details etc if never seen it before? Anyways, if this one isn't do-able there are a couple of others that I know people dive deeper than and will pass along info on these after a few replys too.

Thanks and looking forward to your replys,

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Old 08-30-2009, 01:48 AM   #2
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Default RE: Deepest Depth you feel safe??

the deepest i have gone on my own is 130 and an aj helped me go a little deeper than that a few times but i know plenty of people that will go in the 300 ft range. yes i know they are crazy, but they do it consisitently and get big fish to. i am sure you will get pm's cause some people will not post how deep they go.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:23 AM   #3
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Interesting, why, out of my own ignorance, would they not want to post how deep they go? If its obvious and I'm an idiot sorry but keeping my mouth shut and not telling folks so much or typing so much has never really worked out for me and drove/drives my pops CRAZY!
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:32 AM   #4
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About 150 is the max you will catch my butt going down to on purpose most of the time. Anything past that and I start getting narced out of my mind. And it's a short time at that depth. Most of my dive are in the 100 - 130 range. Most recreational divers are going to stay above the 130 range for the most part. I know the Chevron is at 137-142 feet to the sand depending on the sand shift of the day. I frequent that spot a few times a year. Most of the stuff that most people dive are in the 80-120 feetrange in the area.

If the water is clear enough you can see a good ways down. Vertical visibility is always better than your horrizontal visibility. If your spot is 200 feet down, and you have a good 70'+ of viz, it's not hard to make out the wreck at 140' down.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:39 AM   #5
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Anything down to about 170 is usually pretty easy FOR THOSE THAT ARE PROPERLY TRAINED AND EQUIPPED.

For your average "recreational" diver, the published limit is 130.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:57 AM   #6
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ok...so how deep are they?
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:57 AM   #7
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How deep +1
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:36 PM   #8
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+2 on how deep?
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:27 PM   #9
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Personaly with my limited experience 6-15 feet is perfect inthe rivers! :sleeping

Chuck yesterday said to one guy, "go with this guy he likes 3 feet." ...WHAT... LOL

My 3 feet is the scariest 3 feet ... your butt will pucker so much ya wetsuit will look like a G-String! Ya cant see so lights are not necessary. Dont need knives cause by the time the 12footers grab ya its already too late. Snakes... well they are like sticks, everywhere. Good thing is if ya inflate ya BC youll always go up!... And leave the Compass at home, its an entanglement!

Where yall diving in clear water at?
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #10
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I'll play...how deep X3!
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