Event

Karen Jean Wreck Dive  8/17/19 Show up @ 1pm
17
Aug
2019

Karen Jean Wreck Dive 8/17/19 Show up @ 1pm

  • City/State:Atlantic Ocean
  • Location:Giant Stride Dive Shop
  • Length:All Day

On October 22nd 2014 the 55′ tug Karen Jean pulling a 110′ barge during a fall nor’easter sank about two miles east of Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, R.I.  The 60-foot fishing vessel Merit  heard Karen Jean’s distress calls and went to help.  Putting their own vessel at risk Captain Sidney Smith of the F/V Merit, crew members Gary Detrick and Ernie Nicholson pulled the four shipmates of the Karen Jeanfrom the water.  The barge, still connected to the Karen Jean by it’s towline after her sinking, was retrieved by another vessel but the Karen Jean remains on the sea floor. As an alternative or second dive we may hit the The Heroine which sank on 6/19/1920 and is 136′ long X 26′ wide and sitting in 90′ of water…a really great dive with lots of fish and marine life on and around her. Cost is $140.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. Reservations are made at Giant Stride Dive Shop by full pre-payment that is non refundable. If you cancel your reservation you forfeit the full payment unless we can sell your seat. If our captain cancels the trip, we issue a full refund if you paid in cash and a store credit if paid by credit card. Cancellations by our Captain are made on the day of the charter, one hour before sailing time. We cannot guarantee dive sites, alternate dive site selection does not constitute a cancellation or a refund. Please be at the slip 1/2 to 1  hour before sailing time (show up at 1pm, departure is 2pm or earlier) , to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and get fully loaded 15 minutes before departure time. Our boats sail on time at 2:00 pm (or earlier if we can get everyone aboard) if you miss the boat it’s your loss. Sign up now as these charters sell out quickly. Your seat is held by full prepayment only. This is aboard Priority 33 State St. Narragansett, RI (in Galilee), show up by at least 1pm to load up and sign waivers, we leave at 2:00 pm possibly earlier. Required gear: Advanced Open Water Certification card, Wreck reel, Safety sausage or lift bag.