Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dump Cove

DUMP COVE (B)- This is a relic dive with many artifacts from WWII such as planes, tanks, ammunition, and jeeps that were pushed of the cliff directly from Tinian's North Field. Dump Cove is also a turtle feeding ground so the chances of running into a turtle are very high. The dive is relatively shallow with a max depth of 70 feet.

Current: None to Moderate

Visibility: 50ft - 100ft.

WARNING: Because many of the artifacts are encrusted with Phosphorus, DO NOT bring any artifacts to the surface as the Phosphorus is highly flammable and pyrophoric (self-igniting) upon contact with air. That means, it will go up in flames as soon as it hits the surface. White Phosphorus (WP) or Willie Pete Bombs were used during WWII for flares or smoke producing weapons. It was used in bombs, artillery shells, and mortar shells which burst into burning flakes of Phosphorus upon impact.

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