Scuba Diving Florida Springs Dec 2016

Christmas Day I headed south about mid-day en route to Blue Grotto. The plan was to meet Clyde the next evening. A buddy of mine that lives in Florida was going to join us for a day of diving as well. Our plan was to dive as many springs as possible, camp out, relax and have a good time. This was also the maiden voyage of my van, even though it was not completely converted. By the way, it still isn't complete...a lot of work converting one of these things!

We had a blast and dove some really incredible sites. Base Camp was Blue Grotto, I had dove there in January and knew it was a good central location to the other sites. Plus the rates are good and the whole place is clean and well ran. If you have not been to Blue Grotto your missing out. Take a look at the videos listed below. Please subscribe to my channel, hit the Like Button and leave your comments. Thanks for watching...

"Treasure of the Trinity" Snake Island...

NEW DISCOVERY CHANNEL SERIES ‘TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE ISLAND’ SETS OUT TO FIND LEGENDARY TREASURE IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST DEADLY PLACES

 Cork Graham, Expedition Leader:  Cork has dedicated his life to searching for lost treasure.  At the age of 18, he participated in a covert search for Captain Kidd’s treasure off the coast of Vietnam but was captured and accused of being a spy.  He is now focused on the Treasure of the Trinity and determined that it will not escape his grasp.

Cork Graham, Expedition Leader:  Cork has dedicated his life to searching for lost treasure.  At the age of 18, he participated in a covert search for Captain Kidd’s treasure off the coast of Vietnam but was captured and accused of being a spy.  He is now focused on the Treasure of the Trinity and determined that it will not escape his grasp.

In 1524, a horde of Incan gold – known as the “Treasure of the Trinity” – was stolen.  For 500 years, Jesuits priests, privateers such as Thomas Cavendish and mathematician Paul Thiry have all searched the coast of Brazil for this legendary bounty, but in all that time, no one has cracked the code as to where the treasure might have been hidden… until now.

Discovery Channel will follow the adventures of these real-life treasure seekers who set out for two months in search of this priceless booty. TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE ISLAND, an all-new series premiering Friday, July 17, at 10 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel

TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE ISLAND is produced for Discovery Channel by MAK Pictures.   For MAK Pictures, Executive Producers are Mark Kadin and Will Ehbrecht.  For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is Joseph Boyle with Associate Producer Sara Van Acker. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery. 

Best under water metal detector is the Minelab Excaliber

 

Life long goal achieved...

Last weekend of April 2015 Lake Phoenix, cold...

After years of putting it on the back burner, I finally did the necessary training to become a scuba diver. I have been after my good friend Robbie to do the training with me, we both signed up and started the course in February.

First part was a Saturday and Sunday, were we had class the first part of the day and then a pool section the second half of the day.  Next up was the confined Open Water dives. For this we went to Rawlings, VA. Lake Phoenix is an old quarry that has been turned into a Scuba Park. With visibility at 40+ feet and depths 60+ feet. This place is really cool...sunken boats, a helicopter, a plane and many other sunken objects to explore. Check out Lake Phoenix here.

Here are a few guys that treasure hunt in the water. DetectorComparisons, Frogmaster Rivieragijsjan1971, and Jiri Miketa. Gives these guys a look and subscribe to them. Obviously my reason for learning to dive is to find more treasure. Look for some articles, videos and photos of some up coming hunts while diving.

Good luck and HH...

Chris 

CTX Owners, must have modification...

If you own a Minelab CTX 30/30 you need to check out this modification by Frogmaster Riviera. Frogmaster has had his CTX to -40 feet/-12 meters. Check out the video showing just that here.

CTX owners have heard the stories of the battery bank leaking and destroying the machine. My CTX has never leaked but I have not taken it much deeper than a few feet below the surface. It appears the standard O-rings are the issue and this simple mod can fix that. I still have some warranty on my machine but when that is up, I will be doing this mod. (Already ordered the O-rings) Stay tuned for the video on how this is done, should be out by weeks end. Until then read this thread at TreasureNet on the mod. Give Frogmaster Riviera a sub on Youtube, like and comment.

Good luck and HH

Chris