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The Diver

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What's up guys?! Name's Charles and I'm a Deep-Sea Diver (that works inland. Lulz). This is my first blog so I don't expect you guys to read this but I don't care because I have rights! RIGHTZ!!! :-P

 

Today we did some basic storm cleanup in Lake Washington up in "beautiful" Seattle, WA working on some stray tree trunk cleanup (as much as we can get. Not much happened up here really. Lol). Mostly it was just hydraulic chainsaw work and survey ops but it was simple work pretty much. Dived the somewhat-new Kirby Morgan 97 Superlite today (by "light", I mean around 35lbs. :P) and the regulator was a real b**** but it did the job well I guess. I'm more of a fan of the 37 Stainless Steel but we dive what we dive. :/

 

Just so ponies know, we DO NOT dive the old Mark V as seen in the picture!!! We get trained in them but those things are old and useless compared to our modern-day dive hats (we call them "hats", not "helmets" you little smurfs!". Unless you work in San Francisco, we rarely use those things. I nearly blew my eardrums in one of those b******* and I continue to despise them.

 

I don't know what else to say since this is my first ever blog I've ever written (thank Celestia for you all that I'm not writing a fanfiction.) but I love all of you and I don't actually know why I'm typing this. Derp...

 

-The Diver. :crackle:

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Interesting, because I guess I don't hear of divers much so its more curious. Ever have to work underwater at night? If you have is it scary or did a big fish or anything ever scare you?

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Interesting, because I guess I don't hear of divers much so its more curious. Ever have to work underwater at night? If you have is it scary or did a big fish or anything ever scare you?

 

Yeah most people don't know what a Commercial Diver is so it's easier just to say Deep-Sea Diver since it's very similar. XD Yes I do quite a number of night dives for work but I might as well ONLY work at night since the work conditions are 0 visibility most of the time. :/

 

It's kind of eerie but I'm mostly focused on my work so I don't get freaked out (quite frankly, I'm more afraid of topside not doing their job well. :P) but I have been given a good jump from some marine life that pop up out of nowhere. Had a run-in with an aggressive sea lion a couple months ago that left me a little shook up but it wasn't a big deal.

 

The creepiest thing I've done at work was my first time polishing propellers on a ship. It was weird being so small compared to the size of the propellers.

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Wow. I have absolutely no clue what you are talking about but this particular blog made more sense than all the rest I saw on the list. I have just one question. If that archaic thing is a Mark V (as in five) then what's a Mark I (1)?

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Wow. I have absolutely no clue what you are talking about but this particular blog made more sense than all the rest I saw on the list. I have just one question. If that archaic thing is a Mark V (as in five) then what's a Mark I (1)?

I know, right?! It's awesome!

 

The weird thing is there was never a Mark I-IV but there was the Deane helmet in the late 1830's and the Siebe helmet in the 1860's, as well as Morse and Schrader hats that made way for the creation of the Mark V which has been around for over 100 years now. The Navy replaced the Mark V with the Kirby Morgan 17B (which is one hat that we use today. Hate the 17B though!) and the Mark 12 (Which is like a box on your head. I've dived one as well. XD). Now we primarily use Kirby Morgan (like in my profile pic. Diving a 37 though), Gorski, DESCO (whom also still produce functional Mark V's), etc.

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