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Atlantus dive

Posted by Jim Fellon on July 4, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Dove the Troy and Lemuel Burrows yesterday off the dive charter boat Atlantus in Atlantic City. Couldn't ask for better sea conditions, about 2ft, winds around 5 knots. The Troy was a tug boat that was actually sunk twice. After sinking the first time she was raised to be repaired but once raised they saw the poor condition she was in and sunk her again. Visiblity about 15', Kevin K and I circled the boat a few times, The bridge is detached and laying in the sand about 15 ft away. We didn't see any bugs just a few claws, tons of mussels on this wreck. DM Henry Frankel pulled the grapple and we shot over to the Lemuel Burrows. This ship was sunk after being hit by 3 torpedos by a U Boat. Vis on this dive about 10-15 ft. The wreckage is huge and well scattered. Only one lobster was pulled off and it wasn't by me, damn it. My dry suit leaked at my dry glove seal so I got a nice soaking by the time we surfaced. Was a great day diving with KK and seeing Henry again for the first time this year while Jason and the other half of the NJUE crew was diving in Canada. Oh yeah Jason, "have a good conference". Wish I was going out with them today on thier Bar B Q dive!!!! Keep Diving and Be Safe.

Jim

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Reply njue
5:30 PM on July 6, 2010 
Sounds like a nice trip man! Missed you in Canada!