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2006: Megalodon Teeth..A mere 8 million years old!


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#16 scubaarchery

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 12:29 AM

No bets from me, I can't find my keys half the time...

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 12:34 AM

No bets from me, I can't find my keys half the time...



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Posted 29 June 2006 - 12:37 AM

Wow, girls are going too? I'm in then, I will send me check on Friday!



Uh...huh??? What am I??? Chopped liver???? :P

Of course girls are going on this trip...we have me...myself...and I! Now I just need a few more girls to even out the odds!!! :P


Sorry wreckwench, how could I forget about you... the fois gras of chopped liver...

Any update on the light packages? I am afraid of the dark...

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 12:43 AM

Yes we'll have them posted after my return from NC & FG. Bill aka OTWDiver has put some cool kits together for us! -ww

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:43 PM

I will wager 3:1 on women finding more teeth, the biggest teeth and the smallest teeth; not to mention the most unique artifacts. Any wagers?


Hey OTW, whats the wager?? This should be a blast!! The cooper river is my favorite diving.. Ya never know what you will find.. Fossils... bottles... civil war artifacts..

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:52 PM

My eleven year old has expressed an interest in diving. Last August he went to the keys with me for lobster season and attempted to snorkel for lobster. After ensuring there were no sharks, barracuda or piranah in the river, he ultimately decided to wait another year...

On a more serious note, I did have some questions reference the trip:
1. Since there are four dives per day, do we need 4 sets of tanks or is there a fill station on the boat?

2. Would love to have some information about the lights you recommend.

3. Based on the water temperature and the river characteristics, what size suit should we wear if any? Is there a thermocline that keeps the water clear?

4. I assume we need gloves to look for the teeth in the rocks?

Sorry for asking so many questions...



At least wear a 3mm full length and reef gloves, you should also think of bringing a screw driver with a length of robe attached and a brass clip to attatch to your bc. The screw driver isn't for digging but to help you move upstream against the current. You want to move up stream when looking for things, so that when you surface, you don't miss the boat (like I did on my first trip there). There are all kinds of things on the bottom of the river and if your in the gravel (which is where you wanna be) your knuckles will be raw after the first dive if you don't where gloves. Just my $0.02 Just a few weeks ago they found a few nice points and teeth. I have a good ammount of teeth and clay pipe stems. It is a fun time and there is plenty to find.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 07:46 PM

I have been diving on the river since mid 80's and pride myself in knowing the best dive sites and how the currents affect the diving conditions at each site. We cover over nine miles of river and make adjustments in the dive sites we choose each day. Each day we try to let the river recover and visit different sites. This river flows upstream for six hours and then downstream for six hours. It is constantly changing and moving things around on the bottom. It is calculated luck that you are in the right spot when the sand has shifted and reveals that 200 year old bottle.
You have the opportunity to be the first person to discover, and hold, fossils that are millions of years old. That is cool to anyone. :cheerleader: The dives are best described as a night dive, in the middle of the day. You will be task loaded but you will forget all of the surface preparation you went through the first tooth you find.
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Posted 08 July 2006 - 09:20 AM

:)
Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it this year. Please let me know if you plan one for next year...

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 07:18 PM

Sorry you cant make it. :D Maybe next year, if things work out for this to become an annual event. It will certainly give those that come something to write about. I hope to see you in Charleston next year.
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 06:37 AM

hey girl! Check's in the mail - so get me on that list!
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:35 AM

hey girl! Check's in the mail - so get me on that list!
Big teeth -- here I come :cool2:


Got you on the list!!! That is great news! I wondered how long it would take for you to uh...bite?!?!?! :cool2:

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:31 PM

OTWDiver showed us some of the meg teeth he has found when we were diving in NC earlier this month. Can I just say how jealous I am of those of you living on the East coast?? I would easily drive a long long distance to make these dives if I could. I will have to join you for river diving another time OTWDiver, but you know you WILL be seeing me!

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:48 PM

I will be glad to have you join us here at the lake. You are going to miss a great SD dive of the month for the first in SC. I will hold a seat for you on the Cooper River any time you can stop by. I know the Bahamas calls you often. Try to swing through SC on one of your trip legs and :cheerleader:
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:56 AM

OK, I have been asked to show other things besides Teeth. Here is the haul from the last trip on 7-16-06.
The diver who found the 5 7/8 tooth was not on the boat the second day when the picture was taken. The SC dispensary bottle and the Queen Ann era pewter Spoon were the trophy artifacts, along with some old Pepsi bottles from the 50's and 60's. You too can be a treasure hunter with pretty good odds of finding the prize. :cool2:

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:56 AM

Hey we could have a "big tooth-little tooth" contest.. :-)




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