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Solo dive on the U853 WWII German Submarine

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by FiddlerOnTheRoof, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. descent

    descent Solo Diver

    The support ship, the saturation system, the bell and the team are beyond our means.

    It's scuba or nothing. :idk:
    AfterDark and FiddlerOnTheRoof like this.
  2. baron-von-e

    baron-von-e New

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: St. Louis, MO
    You insist on ignoring my very clear statement that I often engaged in solo diving. I started when your only gages were your watch and capillary depth meter. Submersible pressure gauges weren't even available. I am not against solo diving. I'm against thinking you are special because you do it. Rather than passionately defend it, as if someone was going to deprive you of the privilege, I merely suggest that there are times when a smart solo diver choses not to dive solo. Entering an unstable wreck is one of those times. I write this not to teach you anything because you obviously already know it all. I'm writing to balance what you say for the casual diver who may still be willing to learn.

    The internet is a wonderful place for making all kinds of claims. It doesn't matter to me. I can assure you that the true pioneers of technical diving, people I knew personally like Capt. Billy in Key West, would not have been impressed with your assertions. We never considered depth as bragging rights. We considered depth as just something that got in the way of seeing something we wanted to see.

    I appreciate the invite to the U-869 but I'll pass. If I was going through the logistical hassles of a wreck dive to that depth I would do the Wilkes Barre off Key West again. I little pile of scrap steel in the middle of nothing doesn't do it for me. I'll let the U-boat be.

    Continued good luck to you.

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    Hmmm, no bell or chamber? Perhaps there is a middle ground, like one guy outside who could help or get help if the pile of rust caves on you? Crazy idea, I know.
  3. oldschoolto

    oldschoolto Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: maine
    You mean someone to watch it happen and report it to the family ? I for one , would not want someone to come in after me...

  4. ozzydamo

    ozzydamo Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Wisdom is like respect, it is earned thru actions, not taught via words.

    Some people just get off telling others how to live, that doesn't earn my respect!
  5. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    There are still parades over certain parts of UK and Commonwealth celebrating a war last won back in 12th July 1690. And some of them are in areas where the "natives" definitely find offensive!
  6. KevinG58

    KevinG58 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vallejo California USA
    I've only been to Truk once, in 2013. The Japanese that were also visiting stayed apart from us westerners, and the majority were older and non-divers. There was a small group dragging a side scan unit searching for a yet to be located wreck, I don't remember the name.

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