Sunday, May 20, 2007

Tinian and Saipan

For the past few days we have been working around Tinian, Aguijan and Saipan. For the most part the dives have been quite enjoyable with crystal clear waters and killer walls dropping into the abyss. Today I was towing at close to 90 feet when I looked up to see Jake nearly 50 feet above me and yet under an above water overhanging portion of the cliff wall. Spectacular.

The dives around Tinian have been some of the best and have provided more reminders of the not too distant past. Towing along the southeast cost of the island a strange arrangement of stones appeared on the sea floor. Perfectly arranged in an otherwise barren patch of rock and sand. As we drew closer they were revealed for what they were ... nearly fifteen 500 pound bombs neatly stacked side by side. We gave them a wide birth. Bringing World War II even closer to home, Tinian was the launching site for the Enola Gay and Bockscar, the B-29 bombers that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

1 Comments:

At 11:33 AM, Blogger The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Are you guys going to have an open house for your boat?

 

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