Event

ONONDAGA/HEROINE WRECK DIVE 8/30/20 @5AM
30
Aug
2020

ONONDAGA/HEROINE WRECK DIVE 8/30/20 @5AM

  • City/State:Galilee, RI
  • Location:GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP
  • Length:All Day

SOLD OUT! Join us as we dive the Onondaga. The steel hulled steamship Onondaga was built in 1905. She was 275 feet long had a 40 foot beam, a 19 foot draft and displaced 2,690 gross tons.
On June 18, 1918 she was en-route from Boston to Charleston, SC with an assorted cargo. The Onondaga ran aground. The rocks severely damaged the Onondagas hull. Her entire crew of31 were able to escape onto life boats before the big ship went down. Her captain and crew all made it off safely, but the Onondaga sank swiftly with her cargo. Today you can still find remnants of the automobile tires, shoe heels, broken china, wood textile spools and newspaper she was carrying. If you’re lucky or determined, you might find some intact china or glass bottles amongst the debris. The wreck presented a navigation hazard, so her superstructure was dynamited to clear the way – this results in a wreck this is open and exposed for divers to view. Today the Onondaga Wreck sits broken down and scattered in 50 feet of water off Watch Hill. This Charter, Priority Charters, and Giant Stride Dive Shop, requires an advanced cert. with some experience diving to depths greater than 100 ft. in New England (or similar) waters. Cost is $165.00 per diver and only 6 spots are available. Reservations are made 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. 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 marina 1 hour before sailing time , 5 AM to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and  load gear before our departure time. Please be at the marina 1 hour before sailing time , 5 AM to fill out a waiver, present a certification card and  load gear before our departure time. Our boat sails on time at 6:00 am to catch the tide AS THIS IS A TIDAL DIVE and if you miss the boat it’s your loss. Your seat is held by full prepayment only. ADDRESS:  33 State st. Narragansett, RI 02882