2012-11-09 49 -123

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Fri 9 Nov 2012 in 49,-123:
49.2769411, -123.2530882

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This one Simply has to be done! I will bring my scuba gear and try to get some other divers to join me, but it may be possible to just swim out. Or come witness and support this epic scuba geohash. I am on campus all day with my scubagear nearby, lets negotiate a time here! (evening will do too for me, but will need someone on shore then)


Just of the shore at tower beach / foreshore park (North UBC campus)



I found another diver, we meet at 2 at the campus and will be at the geohash shortly after. Wijnland 13:19, 9 November 2012 (EST)


Success! I went with Brendan, of the UBC aqua society. It was quite a walk with all the dive gear and my camera etc. From shore it was about 50m swimming. To be sure, we swam at the surface because the GPS does not have reception under water. At the Hash location we descended to the bottom which was at about 4 meters. The visibility was bad, you could barely see the outside of your mask. We swam a bit underwater, surfaced and than swam back to the parking, as we did not want to walk all the way again.

Interesting later part: I forgot my gps in the ziploc bag in my dive suit pocket, and found it there the week after. The bag had leaked and the gps was half full of salt water. I thought it was dead for sure, but took it apart, rinsed and dried it anyway, and except from one blank line in the screen it is still fully functional. :-)



Wijnland and Brendan earned the Underwater geohash achievement
by reaching the (49, -123) geohash on 2012-11-09 while underwater using Scubagear and Drysuits.
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