Old Bottle Sea Glass of Maine

Hanging on with a Hook!

Finding great new spots to dive sometimes results in an unimaginable twist. In one spot I recall, 30 feet of water quickly squeezed down into five feet, and the current was cranking! This isn’t a casual diving hole, but it can be a whole lot of fun.

Treasure and artifacts were everywhere, but the adventure here comes from a grappling hook. Once you get pulled into the current at this squeeze, you need to use the hook or you’ll pretty quickly get swept downstream. If you miss hooking on a solid hold, you have to drag along until you can find a shot at another good hook. This can be exhausting or it can be exhilarating, like when you find something big, such as a three-gallon crock. Then you have to hook yourself into the slower waters near shore to bring in the heavy booty.