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This time of the year is always iffy as Captain Al details our trip this past weekend. 

Sunday the 20th – Atlantic Divers – Tolten 90’ – The forecast for Sunday was for continued improvement and having left decent conditions Saturday afternoon I was looking forward to another great day on the water…NOT. As we loaded the boat there really wasn’t even a breeze and as I cleared the rocks it actually looked pretty good. By the time I got to the sea-buoy however things were not looking very nice and by the time I was about two miles out of the inlet we were looking for an alternate destination. The Delaware was only ½ a mile away but as I swung the boat into the wind to hook it I realized that this might not even be a good idea. We dropped the hook and the boat snapped into the wind and promptly ripped out of the wreck. I came around and we dropped a second time and again it hit hard but this time seemed to be solid. We rigged the second line and prepared to put the mate in to tie us in just as it again ripped out of the wreck. The day was not going well. I came around again and put the hook into it for a third time but before I dropped the mate over the side I took a long look at the conditions and decided that discretion was the better part of valor. There will be more than enough nice days this season to make up for this one.    By Captain Al.

Despite the lost dive, all were glad with Captain Al's decision.  Safety is the primary objective on these early season trips.  We look forward to the next Sea Lion trip on Sunday April 10, 7 a.m. departure to the Gulf Trade (stern).  This Gulf oil tanker was torpedoed in World War II.  More information is detailed in our Shipwrecks page.  We are updating the site daily.  Check out our new look.

http://www.njwreckdivers.com/p/shipwrecks.html

Good Spring Diving!
Gene


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