Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lou Neff Point - Best dive yet!

Two weeks ago we had our best dive to date! We took the ROV out to Lou Neff point to see what type of wildlife we could capture on the cameras. I'm happy to say the dive was almost a complete success!
We did't bring the correct seal, so this is Danny's attempt to fit a smaller one on the port battery tube.
Danny & Jim doing pre-dive checks.
It's hard to complain with that view!
Jim searching for wildlife.
We captured a turtle! SUCCESS!!
Danny's expression explains how we all felt about this dive!

Do you remember, from above, I said this dive was almost a complete success? With so many components on this ROV, we were bound to have some type of an issue. Sure enough, after 45 minutes of exploring Lou Neff point, and right in the middle of my piloting session, the ROV died. Once we reel it back in we notice that one of the batteries has completed died (I mean D.E.A.D.). It has been quite awhile since we bought new batteries, so losing one is not that hard to imagine.

Next steps:

  • Buy new batteries
  • Find the battery tube seal
  • Continue this dive's success!

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  1. I thought that turtle was a rock... Nice catch!

    1. It's a shame we didn't see it until now. It would have been fun to follow him around to see his natural environment!