That Was Some Current!

6 10 2013

Saturday, October 5th, 2013 ~

Sofie and Cas arrived the night before, from the Netherlands, and today we were taking them across the border, to Alexandria Bay! DUI was having their Demo Day there, so we had to stop and say hello to our wonderful friends! It was the tail end of lunch time, and Jimmy tried to feed us!

James had been helping out for the day, and joined us for some Diving Goodness, once we got there.

We also saw Mario and Lisa, who had been waiting for us (sorry we were late… border patrol had something to do with that)!

We decided to go for a scooter dive, along the wall, to see what we could find. We followed the pipe, then out into the channel. We found a few lines along the way, including some gold line, that wasn’t there the last time we were there. We made it to the little car that is against one of the rock pilings, and followed some of the line for a while. Once we got to the wall, it was full speed ahead… sort of. The currents started to get much stronger, and it was as if we were barely moving. I even gave a few kicks, to try and make some headway. The currents went from strong to completely erratic, and were moving every which way but horizontal. As I looked at the others, I noticed that I was not the only one with the nose of my scooter pointed downwards, and we were all scootering with our feet up in the air, to keep ourselves from being thrown upwards. That lasted for about 5 minutes (even though it seemed much longer), and then we let go of the triggers to let ourselves drift. We signaled each other, “Phew!” Yes, there is a signal for “Phew!” 😛 We still all had smiles on our faces, and we had all weathered the wall, safely.

We drifted and scootered back, and reached our exit in no time.

As we surfaced, Cas said something to the effect of, “Now, that was a drift dive! We don’t have diving like THAT, in the Netherlands!”  I think our guests enjoyed that dive! What a blast!

Bottom Time: 1 hour, 13 mins.
Max. Depth: 105′
Water Temp.: 64F

Rock ‘N’ Roll!

We packed up our gear, then made our way to dinner, to meet our DUI friends! What a great day!