The Artful Dodger Posted March 12, 2002 Share Posted March 12, 2002 Hi all I have been thinking of doing a 5 /5 Difficulty/Terrain cache for a while and, since I have an upcoming scuba diving trip, I have come up with what I think is a good scenario. I do, however, need a little help in one of the aspects of getting this to work. What I am looking to do is create a Two-Tier multi-cache that involves scuba diving to a shipwreck, finding a plaque tethered to an accessible part of the wreck, and reading the coordinates from this plaque that will give the location of a topside (land-based) cache. A little summary: This wreck is situated near the Bimini island of the Bahamas. Terrain and difficulty is at Max. as this wreck is lying on the ocean floor at 27.5 meters (90 feet). One has to be an Advanced Scuba Diver to attempt the dive. I hope to attach a plastic plaque (something like a hard plastic breadboard) tethered with a chain and lock to an easily identifiable area of the wreck. Here, the diver would obtain and write on his personal dive slate the coordinates to a cache on Bimini Island that I had placed the day before. I tossed with the idea about creating an underwater cache (PVC tube, etc) but couldn’t convince myself of the waterproofness of such a cache. Here is my problem. How do I permanently mark, encrave, paint , etch (or whatever) the coordinates on this plastic plaque so that it will withstand the ravages of the sea. Ideally, I would love to put the Geocaching.com logo on it too to mark it as a geocache. (this can be done before the trip, sure) I only have one day to mark this plaque before placing it in the wreck the next day. Is there any special paint that will work? I dived this wreck a year ago. Profile. Its quite a popular wreck and is visited often. I am hoping to make it the 'Mother of all Scuba caches' Any thoughts, suggestions, comments are most appreciated. Quote Link to comment
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