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Considered Atlantic Divers epic diving event, where once in a lifetime wreck                                                                 diving memories flourish.


A great trip pitched in between Hurricane Bill and Dan.  How lucky can you get? Well, It seems our schedule held up with only a few minor adjustments.  Our adventure started early Sunday morn traveling north.  Seven Atlantic Divers arrived in Eastport behind hurricane Bill
We entered the bottle infested waters late Sunday and were greeted by a gigantic 15 pound plus lobster meandering in the rocks.  Guy Harrington said it was the biggest lobster he had ever seen. Numerous old bottles were saved from the steep tides.  It marked a great start to our adventure.

Our ravenous appetites welcomed a steak dinner in Eastport.  Satisfied we ventured on to our destination north, Halifax.  The sun pushed through the clouds as we neared the outskirts of town.  We set up camp and  dashed on to Peggy's Cove for a traditional fish and chips dinner.  The day prior waves were pounding the highway and the RCMP had to shut down the road. 
After our delicious meal, we stopped by the Swiss Air 111 memorial and reflected on the horrific tragedy as well as the incredible history of this rocky jagged coast. Making our way back to camp  in the moonlit sky we settled in for the first night of an expedition festooned with memorable events.

The week included six days of diving mixed with grand harbor views, camp fires, barbecues, memorable feasts, awesome history laden wrecks, more spectacular deep wrecks and grand wrecks mixed in the rockage, plus various sightings of seals, whales, oceanic sunfish, dolphins, along with aerial military fly over shows and ship processions, island explorations and lots of leisurely lounging and laughing.  The best part of the trip was the group.  All were a pleasure to dive, camp and travel with.  Although our schedule was jam packed and tenuously sliced between two hurricane events, this was one of the best people trips I have had up to Nova Scotia.  I laughed so hard at some points of the trip, tears blinded me.  It was a blast sharing this time there.   Many stories told here will evolve into diver legend.

The weather was inconsequential to our diving through out the week Bill vanished and left flat water behind.   Hurricane Dan was now pounding at our door yet we managed to get in that last day in the breathless glassy waters.  The ride home was un-hampered by the impending event. We navigated through the night and sought refuge in a hotel during the down pouring storm for a much needed rest. 

Until our next expedition we will fondly look back on this time shared.

Many thanks to Captain Jim, Tim, Neal, Gloria, Art and crew for their generous hospitality.  A good time was had by these few North Atlantic explorers including Mike Nugent, Steve Lagreca, Tom Fagan, Guy Harrington, Big John Copeland and Big Splash Edelon.

Great Wreck Adventures!
Gene      



SS Atlantic lost near Peggy's Cove and Swiss Air 111

 

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Welcome back, Gene. Glad to hear you had a great trip and that the weather held out for you.
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Some Happy Campers...

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