Commercial diving with Rick Simon

On Monday, Sea Rover Rick Simon took me out on his commercial diving boat Miss Wendy. Prior to this I had almost no knowledge of what commercial diving entailed so it was great to be exposed to this entirely different side of the diving world. While out on the boat, I helped on deck while Rick checked and cleared several moorings. I then jumped in the water myself to help look for a lost mooring. Unfortunately the client didn’t actually know “exactly where it was” so we weren’t able to find it among the tumbled rocks and eelgrass. 

The highlight of the day was definitely when Rick got a spontaneous call from a fishing boat which had dropped a $1000 bag of shucked scallops into the harbor while unloading their catch. We quickly motored over and Rick jumped in to retrieve the lost bag. Best of all, he was handsomely repaid in a massive bag of scallops for his heroic efforts.