Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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That watch keeps ticking story reminds me of an incident that happened about 8 years ago.
I was returning from a dive off my prior boat, when my Pelican secondary dive light fell out of my BCD pocket. I didn't realize it at the time, actually not even until my next dive, days later - since the light always stays in the pocket.
The following summer, I dove the same area again after dropping anchor in the favorite cove we anchored in over 12 months before. The depth averaged 30 feet, with a rock-strewn sandy bottom, which gradually sloped down to 50 feet. Upon returning to the boat, about 60 minutes later, I noticed what I thought was a florescent yellow plant stem, growing about 6 inches from the bottom. The stem had a bushy growth of greenish foliage at it's top.
After pulling on the stem - I was surprised to find it was my lost light, buried under the sandy surface. The "stem" was actually the lanyard - with it's bouyant plastic adjusting clip, creating the illusion of a living plant swaying in the currents. I was even further shocked to find the lamp still worked after switching it on.
I still use that Pelican light - after a fresh battery change and a good scrubbing to remove the resident seagrowth.
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat