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(CBS 21 Harrisburg)   Someone's trash is someone's treasure at the bottom of Lake Tahoe   (local21news.com) divider line
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3990 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 May 2022 at 1:50 PM (9 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-13 9:08:21 AM  
No mobsters? LOL. Imagine if Jimmy Hoffa was found there.
 
2022-05-13 1:52:57 PM  
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2022-05-13 1:53:38 PM  
This guy?
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2022-05-13 1:54:02 PM  
No Nessie-type monster.  Wrong lake.  That's the one that travels the underground river between Pyramid Lake and Walker Lake.  Duh.
 
2022-05-13 2:00:50 PM  
Tahoe is a trip.  Cross one street and you go from normal businesses to slot machines in the 7-11.  You can walk out a few hundred yards in the lake and the water is up to your neck and then it just drops to a depth of 1500 feet.

I lost a pair of flip-flops in Tahoe back around 1976.  I wonder if these divers found them.
 
2022-05-13 2:06:53 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Tahoe is a trip.  Cross one street and you go from normal businesses to slot machines in the 7-11.  You can walk out a few hundred yards in the lake and the water is up to your neck and then it just drops to a depth of 1500 feet.

I lost a pair of flip-flops in Tahoe back around 1976.  I wonder if these divers found them.


Tahoe is ruined now sadly. It just can't support the volume of tourists it's been getting. Combine that with the scourge of short term rentals and it's nothing like it was even 10 or 15 years ago.
 
2022-05-13 2:12:24 PM  
When I was a little girl growing up in the Sacramento suburbs, there was an urban legend about Tahoe.  The water is very deep, clear and cold; supposedly one year two perfectly preserved bodies floated up from the depths wearing pilgrim clothes!

Yes, the thought of that freaked me out when I was about 7.
 
2022-05-13 2:15:35 PM  
Is this a job that exists? Scuba diving to remove trash from lakes?

Where do I apply for that position? Sounds way better than being a lawyer.
 
2022-05-13 2:20:26 PM  

kdawg7736: No mobsters? LOL. Imagine if Jimmy Hoffa was found there.


Jimmy Hoffa was turned into hot dogs and fed to the city of Chicago.
 
2022-05-13 2:30:25 PM  

drewogatory: Jack Sabbath: Tahoe is a trip.  Cross one street and you go from normal businesses to slot machines in the 7-11.  You can walk out a few hundred yards in the lake and the water is up to your neck and then it just drops to a depth of 1500 feet.

I lost a pair of flip-flops in Tahoe back around 1976.  I wonder if these divers found them.

Tahoe is ruined now sadly. It just can't support the volume of tourists it's been getting. Combine that with the scourge of short term rentals and it's nothing like it was even 10 or 15 years ago.


Ruined? I was only able to see it for the first time back in 2018 and it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Sorry to add to the "scourge", but I do not regret going.
 
2022-05-13 2:39:31 PM  

kmgenesis23: Is this a job that exists? Scuba diving to remove trash from lakes?

Where do I apply for that position? Sounds way better than being a lawyer.


I answered my own question. Looks like you need Advanced Open Water Certification ... which is above my current certification. Looks like I've got a task ahead...  And it's on a volunteer basis, so can't exactly quit the job to go do this stuff.

https://cleanupthelake.org/volunteer-divers/

But any divers out there with current Advanced Open Water cert ... it's a meaningful opportunity to do some generalized good, and could land you with some pretty sweet diving in Belize!
 
2022-05-13 2:42:57 PM  
People are always leaving their garbage in lakes.  It's shameful.

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2022-05-13 2:51:33 PM  
Whomever paid for a free month of TF on my behalf for encouraging volunteerism, I thank you. I'm not sure what that does or how to use any added features ... and I'm an idiot who has no idea how to send you a private message. But thank you regardless. I will pay the goodwill forward. :)
 
2022-05-13 2:56:38 PM  
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2022-05-13 3:01:49 PM  
I have never found a tennis ball under water, so that's pretty impressive.  Even the popped ones float.
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2022-05-13 3:18:47 PM  
My first thought when I saw the hammer was it used in a grisly murder. But this is Lake Tahoe not Lake Mead so probably nothing to worry about.
 
2022-05-13 3:47:08 PM  
I spent my honeymoon in Tahoe back in 99. The big local news that week was some diver found a 20-30 year old VW Bug in there. The city was preparing to have it pulled out and scrapped. Everyone was joking wondering if there would be a body found in it.

Also a couple of days before we left a fire broke out several miles away and you could see the smoke trails, and I was a little freaked out. Had never been west of the Mississippi at that point, and had never seen a forest fire before, and legit wondered if we should evacuate. Turns out I was naïve and thats a pretty common occurrence
 
2022-05-13 3:54:38 PM  

kmgenesis23: kmgenesis23: Is this a job that exists? Scuba diving to remove trash from lakes?

Where do I apply for that position? Sounds way better than being a lawyer.

I answered my own question. Looks like you need Advanced Open Water Certification ... which is above my current certification. Looks like I've got a task ahead...  And it's on a volunteer basis, so can't exactly quit the job to go do this stuff.

https://cleanupthelake.org/volunteer-divers/

But any divers out there with current Advanced Open Water cert ... it's a meaningful opportunity to do some generalized good, and could land you with some pretty sweet diving in Belize!


A lot of dive shops will give you free air for projects like this.
Also an advanced cert can be knocked out in a weakened if you have open water already,.
 
2022-05-13 3:59:14 PM  

genner: kmgenesis23: kmgenesis23: Is this a job that exists? Scuba diving to remove trash from lakes?

Where do I apply for that position? Sounds way better than being a lawyer.

I answered my own question. Looks like you need Advanced Open Water Certification ... which is above my current certification. Looks like I've got a task ahead...  And it's on a volunteer basis, so can't exactly quit the job to go do this stuff.

https://cleanupthelake.org/volunteer-divers/

But any divers out there with current Advanced Open Water cert ... it's a meaningful opportunity to do some generalized good, and could land you with some pretty sweet diving in Belize!

A lot of dive shops will give you free air for projects like this.
Also an advanced cert can be knocked out in a weakened if you have open water already,.


My issues with diving Tahoe is mostly that it's crowded when the water is anywhere near warm and visibility is surprisingly shiatty. and, outside of a few good spots it's a boring sandy slope.
 
2022-05-13 4:03:13 PM  

kmgenesis23: Is this a job that exists? Scuba diving to remove trash from lakes?

Where do I apply for that position? Sounds way better than being a lawyer.


Sounds great when it's lake Mead, not so much when it's lake Erie
 
2022-05-13 4:17:03 PM  

genner: kmgenesis23: kmgenesis23: Is this a job that exists? Scuba diving to remove trash from lakes?

Where do I apply for that position? Sounds way better than being a lawyer.

I answered my own question. Looks like you need Advanced Open Water Certification ... which is above my current certification. Looks like I've got a task ahead...  And it's on a volunteer basis, so can't exactly quit the job to go do this stuff.

https://cleanupthelake.org/volunteer-divers/

But any divers out there with current Advanced Open Water cert ... it's a meaningful opportunity to do some generalized good, and could land you with some pretty sweet diving in Belize!

A lot of dive shops will give you free air for projects like this.
Also an advanced cert can be knocked out in a weakened if you have open water already,.


This is good to know. Thank you. I'll check with the local dive shops to see what classes they've got in the pipeline. And try to get into better shape so I don't suck the tank dry in 30 min.
 
2022-05-13 4:52:46 PM  

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Yeah this is why I avoid most vacation spots during peak season.
 
2022-05-13 4:55:32 PM  

Wendigogo: drewogatory: [Fark user image 850x566][Fark user image 850x565]

Yeah this is why I avoid most vacation spots during peak season.


It's usually peak season at Tahoe, and the casinos bring in folks in the short period between peak ski and peak hike/bike/lake.
 
2022-05-13 4:56:49 PM  

drewogatory: Wendigogo: drewogatory: [Fark user image 850x566][Fark user image 850x565]

Yeah this is why I avoid most vacation spots during peak season.

It's usually peak season at Tahoe, and the casinos bring in folks in the short period between peak ski and peak hike/bike/lake.


We were there in May, it wasn't bad at all, so I guess we lucked out.
 
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