So, it was technically a dive (AKA - 'ring rescue' dive)

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So, it was technically a dive (AKA - 'ring rescue' dive)

Post by mz53480 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:05 pm

For those that only read the first 2 sentences:
>Wedding by the water, someone dropped the ring in the water under a dock. Called me. I looked around for about 2hrs.
>>Found it! Everyone happy!

Long story:
Sat afternoon I get a phone call from a good friend - his son is getting married. He says "get out here with your dive gear". LOL. I didn't even have to ask. So, I load up and get out there. Everyone is in a fuss - wedding party was out on the dock and accidentally dropped the ring in the water directly below the dock.... *yikes*
The water is about 10ft deep at the time, and I get in. Totally silty bottom, tons of little crabs, kelp, and a mess of whole/half/and bits/pieces of muscle shells that are nice & shiny too. Not going to be easy.
I get in, and start to putter around for a while...and I have a suit leak. Great. Get out, and tell the shore group that I need to get changed. *sighs*
Brought the other suit 'just in case'. Good call!
Get back in, and have a good reference point as to where it was dropped. Got the lights on, looking around ...and around. Take a few breaks, and give it one last go. Looking around, nice & easy.....and .....no way.
I see something sticking out that is too nice & round to be a shell. It's like 80% buried in the silt, and sticking straight up. Looks like an arch....too perfectly round. That's it! I got it!
Clipped it on to my harness and I get out. Tell the shore group that I'm done, too tired to continue. They're a bit stunned, and say ok.
On the way in I mention that I cant go out again anymore. They ask why, and I show them the ring. Super funny.
Never would've thought it would be found in that muck, and all the crabs running around.

Bride & groom, mom's & dads, guests were all super happy. *Several* beers and a great evening was had.
Good to be back in the water, and help out at the same time.

MZ
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Re: So, it was technically a dive (AKA - 'ring rescue' dive)

Post by RoxnDox » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:41 pm

Awesome that you found it and saved their day... And several bonus points for the way you told ‘em!
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Post by H20doctor » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:29 pm

I remember many many years ago some guy sold his very expensive vintage muscle car for a very expensive engagement ring and he posted it on here because they went out on the dock and he drop the ring and it fell down between the dock boards and into the sea... LoL

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Post by Penopolypants » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:53 pm

Water + expensive things = a roulette wheel of disaster/awesomeness. I'm glad you could help, and hooray for free beer!
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Post by Tom Nic » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:59 am

Great story! Love it!
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Post by ScubaJess » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:43 am

You are a totally hero!! Great story!!! :)
So glad you found it!

Where was the dive?
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Re: So, it was technically a dive (AKA - 'ring rescue' dive)

Post by SCUBARM79 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:56 am

Well done. :supz:

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Re: So, it was technically a dive (AKA - 'ring rescue' dive)

Post by mz53480 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:20 am

ScubaJess wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:43 am
....Where was the dive?
Budd Inlet, Olympia side
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Re: So, it was technically a dive (AKA - 'ring rescue' dive)

Post by Gdog » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:58 pm

Great job!

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