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USS Emmons in Okinawa Japan, shipwreck

Discussion in 'Japan' started by nori1841, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. nori1841

    nori1841 Contributor

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    Hello all,

    I have dived Emmons yesterday.
    Depth was max. 43m, visibility was 20m, water temp. was 21C degrees and cloud then fine.
    Bottom time was 31min. and 36min. respectively includes deco time with each 10L steal.
    It took just 10min from harbor of Kouri-Island. The access to the Island has been improved by new bridge spanned from mainland.
    It was bad season due to north wind from winter to spring thus summer is recommended to have good opportunities and possibilities to be able to dive west shore area, much better visibility and warm and good weather.

    Last two photos are me taken by local dive guide in this thread.
    Click link of Stats to see other one's.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Emmons_(DD-457)

    http://www.geocities.com/bristolclass/emmonsmen.html

    http://www.toriitraining.com/uss_emmons.htm
     

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  2. iflylow

    iflylow Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Okinawa Japan
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    Congrats! I can imagine that it was a beautiful dive yesterday there!
     
  3. jagfish

    jagfish The man behind the fish ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Kanagawa and Florida
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    Hey Nori
    You look good in that last photo. Looks like a nice dive. What bottom mix did everyone use?
     
  4. nori1841

    nori1841 Contributor

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    Hi Eric and Jim,

    Thanks for the replies.
    I was able to have good dives on the day 3(last) and I was hearing voice of a whale during the dive. And I was able to watch two whales coming back from Kerams to Kadea on day 1 as well. So lucky!!

    Normal air was only used with a spare tank put at -6m.
     
  5. soldave

    soldave Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Okinawa, Japan
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    Glad you enjoyed the dive on the Emmons. Can't wait to get back there. These are 2 of the photos from my last trip.

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  6. jedi_diver

    jedi_diver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chatan, Okinawa, Japan
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    These are really cool photos!
     
  7. soldave

    soldave Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Okinawa, Japan
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    Thank you, sir :)
     
  8. The Mushroom King

    The Mushroom King Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Tokyo
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    That is a great shot Nori. Next time we meet you'll have to tell more about the trip (its high on my list of must dives)

    Happy new year!
     
  9. ScubaSeanMaui

    ScubaSeanMaui Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Maui
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    You see any evidence of airplanes? Maybe after hitting a ship there wouldn't be much left, but maybe.... 5 planes must leave something?

    Sean
     
  10. TJO

    TJO Dive Travel Professional

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    Probably no pieces were it sunk as it drifted after being hit. I guess there are lots of small pieces all over the place that now have turned into small rusty stones. The ship is beautiful though. We have dived it several times and are absolutely going back. Just make sure you get proper training and use appropriate gases for diving it, as it is well beyond recreational limits. I am surprised recreational shops take the risk diving it as they may not even be insured on this kind of diving, and also break their agency standards.

    Safe diving,
     

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