PEC Blunt Nosed Schooner from Corey Phillips's blog

I had seen the post from Michael regarding the trip to the "deep" schooner a few weeks in advance. I had thought of going but was looking for a buddy to go with. Nice thing about the GUE training is that we can jump in the water with others trained in the system and everyone is on the same page.

We were supposed to load at 1pm but that was delayed until about 1:45 in that AGM was late with the first charter. With all gear loaded (the boat was comfortable with 8 divers gear we headed towards Point Traverse Once around the corner the lake was rougher. Initially we were wanting to hit the deeper two masted wreck but ended up deciding on the shallower one as Helen had already been to that one and we knew the coordinates would be bang on.

We came upon the coordinates, saw the wreck below (on the depth sounder) and threw the shotline. The line was off by about 150' an we had three on rebreather divers so they took a compass reading, decended the line and swam to the wreck.

There is a line on the wreck and it was shot to the surface. On the way down at about 100' we could see primary lights below. It was looking promising that we would have good vis. The lake has been wonkey this year for vis. We were not disappointed when we landed on her.  

We planned for a 25-30 minute bottom time with about 35 minutes of deco. I was wearing wetsuit gloves and was happy when someone else pulled out the thumb and we started to ascend. Here are a few pictures of the dive. Video will follow once edited.


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By Corey Phillips
Added Aug 18 '19



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