A struggle

Here is a look at the coordination and logistics involved underwater as Scott needs help to change breathing apparatus.  Camera operators and still photographers even chip in to try and get Scott across the San Pedro channel.

It has been difficult so far for Scott as we now reach the five o’clock hour.  He does not have far to go.  We can see the harbor cranes of San Pedro and Long Beach clearly now.

Underwater

At the moment, Scott has been in the water for almost four hours without a break in the dive bell.  The Sea Watch research vessel is on its way to provide assistance in the nature of oxygen, water and hot coffee.  We will re-post again shortly after the Sea Watch makes contact with Scott.

Luminox

The chief sponsor for 30-mile-dive is Luminox.  Andre Bernheim, visiting from Zurich, made sure that Scott was outfitted with the best dive watches under water.  Of course Luminox’s support did stop with watches.  They were influential in making the dive happen from a financial, and logistical standpoint as well.

Scott shows off the two watches he will be wearing from Luminox.

Everyone associated with the dive, and with Scott’s organization, extends their thanks to Luminox for their assistance and support!

The Luminox Deep Dive 1500 series. Model# 1525

Splashdown

Scott made splashdown at 7am this morning.  It took a herculean effort from everyone on hand and now the waiting is over.  He is in the water and making his way to Los Angeles at the moment.

He is reportedly making extremely good time in the water at the moment as he has a 1.2 knot current assisting him.  Global Reef’s underwater cinematographers have made multiple contacts with him and all is well.

 

The Prep

More than 30 people, from cinematographers to crew members from the 5 support ships were involved in getting Scott into the water this morning.

From having to re-wire boats to making sure all the communications worked, there was a lot going on this morning.  Here are a few shots from this morning’s action.

Rewiring the Blue Diver for the COMMS

Prepping a Sony EX3 and its underwater housing.

The end result of all the hard work. Scott reaching the water for his 30-mile-dive.