Day 4 began like the others - good breakfast and tank fillin'. When Devin and I arrived at the dock, Doc was there to see us off, wishing us better luck than the day before. We lovingly blame the day before on Captain Tony who mistakenly brought not one but a whole bunch of bananas on board-day three. We can only assume that was the cause for the low recovery and replaced stats from the previous day.
FYI Jupiter, Florida has CURRENT....if you can not see this clearly it is a diver on his back and just off the picture the other diver is kicking her butt off trying to catch the ball...How you ask did we see this -----we almost hit her!
And this is what the rest of ride out looked like on day 4!
Ok it is time for REDEMPTION!....Scientist Steve found data online the night before that the wreck did actually move therefore the receiver definitely was not in the same place. Therefore, Devin's previous days failure may not have been his fault. Steve began a series of SCUBA Morris code to the local divers and between them all they came up with 3 new coordinates to pick from....Steve decided he and a volunteer Abby would give it a run and if they did not find it them Captain Tony would take the scooter for another round about.
Guess What.......they found it!
Captain Tony with scooter in tow and all the cameras went on the next dive with Scientist SCUBA Steve and Happy Abby. They have a few extra things to do on this site and Captain Tony is going to film the master teaching the student.
Abby was on a good luck streak. Steve paired us up next, suited up and ready to go --- away we went 80 feet....taking a north direction and as I get north lined up there it is. We team up her doing the clipping off of the buoy and me handing the brush to her. Then the wire clippers, I clip the wire on the bottom and Abby begins with the shackles. I moved to the top of the receiver and she followed. You can guess what happened from there...done and on our way to the surface...FYI there was a huge Bull Shark as we exited the bottom.
RECORD TIME....GIRL SCUBA POWER!
Well, Devin laid the challenge out as Abby was falling backward on our next dive he says, "bet you can not break you own record". All of this I missed and another wonderful drop by our captain - we were on it again in no time at all. We teamed up again and did so good that we had time to look around. Thinking we had everything in the bag, I swam off to check a shell that I hoped was a conch. NOPE. But in the meantime, Abby was looking around too. As I inflated the surface signal, she found not one but 2 sand dollars... proud of ourselves we made a safe ascent and climbed on board with large smiles on our faces.
Great Job for the boys however, they did not beat the Girls Time....
they had one more shot before it was time to head back in. Successful on their second receiver, a good drop, excellent descents but they just were slower....that is until Steve points out we left the rope and time was still ticking on that drop until next weekend when we can drop in and remove it. Again AAARRRGGGHHH!