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as the silt, angered by our scraping fins, brought the visibility in the stairwell to zero, I let my camera rig drop to the deck as I began to undo the penetration lineNavigating a wreck
|Dive Boat the John Jack|
|The Author in full rig|
|The Author:Reel Practice|
|Mats Stahlkrantz, John Chatterton, Peter Bucknell and Mike Rothschild .......... in blackout masks|
|Scottie assembling the Inspiration Rebreather|
|Early next morning...|
|Members of the New York Sea Gypsies|
Early morning starts for the next few days began with motel eggs, scuba equipment and searching for passports, as we would dive on both the Canadian and USA sides of the St Lawrence river, littered with well preserved shipwrecks that had gone down over the last century. Exciting stuff, a limited access museum which you enter 'weightless' .. almost.
Four days of exploring the bottom of the river occasionally involved 'going with the flow', which for me meant at one point that I was heading down stream with my surface marker buoy, having a lovely time but watching the dive boat grow smaller as I headed further into Canada. Picked up by a friendly rubber dinghy, I was back on the boat in 5 minutes, having practiced Francaise on the nice couple who hoisted my gear out of the water for me. It was all part of the plan of course....
|Decompressing after a long dive, camera hanging|
|Shooting Video on the wrecks of the St Lawrence River|