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Cooper River,
Charleston, S.C.
June 21st-24th, 2007

photos by: Jerry Fortenberry and Rick Jacquot

Our dive adventures are continuing in South Carolina this month. You have seen the report from the Santa Fe River and the fossils we found there, the Cooper produces a different type of material, some is similar, but overall, it is a whole different world. First, the Cooper is diving in deep black water with no visibility, where we enjoy great visibility at Ginnie Springs and the Santa Fe. The Cooper is much deeper than the Santa Fe, at around 50 feet in some places compared to a max of around 25 feet in the Santa Fe.

I started my weekend with Sandy, we headed south on Thursday morning. On the way we stopped at the Inman Dive shop in South Carolina to get our tanks filled. This is a cool shop, the owner has some great stuff on display that he has found, including a Saber Cat skull from Florida.

Waiting to get the air tanks filled at the Inman dive shop.

We arrived in Goose Creek near Charleston that afternoon and waited for Jerry and Tena to get there. The next day we were up early and headed to the boat ramp, we loaded the equipment and headed to our first dive location.

Tena, Jerry and Sandy.

On the way we observed some cool wildlife and other neat stuff.


Jerry employed one of his new toys to help us locate underwater gravel beds, a drop camera with an on board monitor.

We made several dives each day, a new member of the dive crew was with us, it was his first trip to the Cooper River, he did quite well for a first time diver at the river.

Brian and his big Meg tooth.

Big Meg tooth with Dugong rib bone.

Brian's 4.5" Megalodon tooth.

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