Another Successful Expedition Dive!

On July 20, 2002, New Millennium Dive Expeditions visited the SS Tahoe for a second time.  During this dive -(370' for 11 1/2 minutes) we were able to capture many more images utilizing our digital video camera mounted in the Questsports housing. 

We hope you enjoy!


This is what makes our dives on the SS Tahoe possible.  The Titanium Superhook.  Designed and manufactured by Gary Trimble and Robert Neives of Lockheed Martin Perry Technologies, this hook and line, when attached to a buoy at the surface allows us to descend right to the SS Tahoe! TheSuperHook.jpg (44905 bytes)

 

BowCloseUp7_20_02.jpg (47068 bytes) Both images are bow shots from the starboard side.  The peak of which is at 350 feet.  BowCloseUpTwo7_20_02.jpg (47345 bytes)

 

MMMSelfPort7_20_02.jpg (43582 bytes) Martin took a bit of time to film a self-portrait of actually touching "her" during the July 20 dive.  Proof positive that New Millennium has been to and touched the "Queen of Lake Tahoe", the SS Tahoe, for the first time in over 60 years.  In fact, as team member Steve Parker stated, "You were the first to touch her in 62 years and the last persons to touch her, sunk her!"

 

This image is of the crane gears and pulleys located on the tip of the crane.  What is more incredible is that the upper bar sat at about a 15 degree upward slope to the water when the SS Tahoe sailed the waters of the Lake.  Now for perspective... this image was taken in a trim neutral buoyant position therefore, level and the upper bar is at least a 45 degree angle.  Subtract the 15 degree original slope and one gets about a 30 degree slope of the wreck and the bottom surrounding her.  This is not distorted as the base of this crane where it attaches to the deck is still perpindicular.  You should see the slope she sits upon... It is truly awesome. CranePeak7_20_02.jpg (38086 bytes)

And. . . as we depart the SS Tahoe from our second successful New Millennium expedition dive, a parting shot of Brian as he ascends through 340 feet on our way to our first decompression stop at 240 feet.

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