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Local Diving Completed – Obama Loves Wrecks

Yesterday was the completion of the local training for our DSAT Tec Deep student Hannah Lusby. From here on out it’s on to deeper waters where surface support is required to conduct this training safely. It’s fine to do beginner training on dive sites but without support the risk of an accident increases.

So on wednesday the 22nd of October we’ll dive the Unicorn Wreck aboard the MV Trident where we’ll use the comforts, support and crew to help conduct Hannah’s more difficult training in a safe and enjoyable manner.

Once that’s day is complete we’ll be off on the 3 day 3 night liveaboard to the HTMS (His Thai Majesty Service) Pangan to complete the course and do some experience dives.

Below are some images from diving yesterday at Chumphon Pinnacle.

In other news…unconfirmed… potential presidential nominee senator Barak Obama was key in helping the military come and identify the missing USS Lagarto back in 2005 because he was the senator of the state where the submarine came from. We couldn’t find anything on google.. mostly smear stuff about the election. If anyone knows a source for this story we would love to put it up.

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2 responses

  1. The USS Lagarto was built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Wisconsin back in 1944. Obama is from Illinois. This isn’t to say that Obama didn’t support the US Navy’s involvement in identifying the wreck (i have no idea one way or the other), but to point out that Lagarto and Obama don’t come from the same home state.

    October 20, 2008 at 7:17 pm

  2. Lagarto Fan

    After the discovery Senator Obama was contacted along with Senators from Wisconsin to aid in getting the Navy to acknowledge the wreck was Lagarto. Lagarto was built in Wisconsin, but the daughter of one of an Illinois crew member contacted Obama becuase she grew up in Illinois.

    October 21, 2008 at 1:51 am