Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dive Boat ON the Water

as opposed to IN the water

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Celebrating Six Months

(by giving away money)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Found More Stuff

Not as exciting as last time, but here's an old coral-encrusted metal file and two fragments of hand-blown glass bottles. There's got to be some whole ones left out there...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trip to California

Our friends Gracie & David got married in California on Saturday

She was beautiful

He was handsome

A good time was had by all.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Quebec Steamship Company

I found a match on the internet-
1880- 1919

Excerpt from New York Times Dec. 13th, 1891

Brochure from quite a bit later-

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Old Plates

Today I followed some tips about where there might be some interesting things on the bottom- especially after 2 storms have mixed things up. What I found was a junkyard of old bottles, ballast stones, and unidentifiable chunks of metal. Among all this stuff I found two half plates.

The blue plate looks similar to one of the pieces of chaney we've found. There is no maker's mark on the bottom, so unless I can find a picture of something similar, there's no telling what I've got.
The red plate has half of a shipping company's logo- just enough to seem like it could be traceable.

I could be on to something...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lionfish Invasion

Lionfish are getting to be more and more common around here. Last week a sweep of the pier yielded 28! We used to try to collect them for dissection and study, but lately we've been told to just chop them up and leave them on the bottom in the hope that some other creature will develop a taste for them.

The only good news is that they're still mostly too small to be cleaned and eaten by people- i.e. not yet big enough to breed here.

Doing my part.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


on a (seasonally) deserted island.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Up From the Deep

The boat's up, the moon's out, and I'm covered in gas burns.
All in all a good day.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

St Croix's Newest Wreck Dive

90 ft deep
except for a few dings and one small hole, its in pretty good shape.

Friday, October 8, 2010

At Last!

Our first peek at the sun in days!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I heard this afternoon that we've gotten 18 inches of rain in the last 48 hours.

Fields are flooded.

And here are some of the waves crashing onto our usually placid west side.

They sunk the dive shop's boat.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

If Francis Bacon Went Diving

(Lisa waving from underwater)