posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 12:08 PM
That reminds me of a dive I did while serving in the Army, in San Francisco. Since we were stationed at the Presidio, our dive club was asked to dive
into the cisterns at the prison/fort guarding the entrance of the bay. It was one of our first bases, cannons were stationed atop the walls. It's a
museum, now. But no one had dove into the cisterns inside. They had formed cracks, and seawater was inside them.
Visibility was inches. It got worse when someone accidentally crushed an old powder keg, and we had gunpowder in one of the old cisterns. We were
asked to measure them, and find anything we could. The entrances into these were so small, we had to go in, and have our tanks handed down to us.
We found all sorts of things, including cannonballs, cannon loaders, bit of tack for wagons, and many other things, which are now I believe, displayed
in the museum proper.
But this reminded me of that. It's a tad creepy when you can see nothing. And it was pitch black, in these cisterns, and lights did next to
nothing. But.. was still pretty cool.