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Drowning for Megalodon Teeth

I headed out today despite the cooling water temperatures and the promise of poor visibility.  The water looked clear from the surface until my head went under a few inches and it was pitch black.  With my dive light, I had about 3 inches of visibility.  The current was pretty good so I pushed on feeling my way.  I found a bunch of bone which I kept for the fun of it until I finally put my hand on what felt like a decent tooth.  Placing the tooth against my goggles and shining the light in my face revealed about a 3 inch tooth.  I kept looking but ran out of air on the first tank before finding anything else. 

I took a little break before diving my second tank.  I wasn't in the water long before I found what I believe is a pretty big cannonball ~6".  It was heavy, but I decided test my goodie bag by putting the ball in.  Moving around on the bottom was tough since I had to keep picking up my new anchor.  I debated just heading back to the surface to get rid of the cannonball when I felt something soft.  I tucked it and felt something heavy.  As I went up the fabric I realized I had found someone’s dive belt.  Since I lost my own dive belt on another river a few months back, I took a moment to ponder the circumstances that may have lead to the belt coming to rest at the bottom.  Then it hit me.  I now have a large cannonball and a dive belt full of lead weights in addition to my own dive belt loaded with over 30lbs of weight.  I don't know how my BCD compares to others, but I new it wouldn't float all of that.  I inflated my BCD only to remain at rest on the bottom of the river as I expected.  I decided to flipper to the surface in the hopes I was either close enough to my kayak or the bank to make it.  Upon arriving to the surface, I had to flipper like crazy to maintain the surface.  I kept my air in since I kept bobbing up and down as I pushed my way toward the boat.  It was tough enough that I almost decided to drop the extra belt.  I finally made it and got rid of the cannonball and belt.  Then I headed back down with my half tank. 

I new I didn't have long, so I moved quickly as I felt around.  It wasn't long before I put my hand on a tooth I could tell was around 5 inches or so.  I put it in my wetsuit and moved on finding another small meg before heading to the surface.   

 

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Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

ID3852
MemberDeloiVarden
Date Added11/27/2010

  

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Comments
Congrats! - 11/28/2010
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Nice finds - the cannon ball is super cool. I've never found one of those. Glad you found some weights, too. I've lost 2 over the years. I know how expensive they are to replace! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Nice !!! - 11/28/2010
Reviewer : Greg from
Total Rating : 10
Good Job...I never found a cannonball. I think thats cool. Nice Serrated Megs too. Looks like you had a great day !!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 12/2/2010
Reviewer : svillej from Pennsylvania United States
Total Rating : 10
Great finds, glad to see you haven't put the dive gear in the closet for the year. Nice Megs and finds. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 12/2/2010
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
Got to hand it to you guys that dive for teeth. Wow great stuff.. one day i'll try but till then I keep it high and dry. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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