2002 Diver Activities

Photo Credit: University of Washington

Photographers: Paul Aguilar and Jim Johnson

 



Aguilar, dressed for the recovery effort, leaves the dive hut. A heater fuel tank is seen to his right, a supplies box to the left. Approximately 20,000 lbs of equipment and supplies were shipped north for the field research.
(Johnson)

 



Aguilar waits to enter the ocean where he will assist with the recovery of 2001's deployed mooring. Mike Ohmart heads for the equipment hut. The recovery tripod is prepared to haul up the mooring.
(Johnson)

 



Aagaard tends Aguilar's lines as he maneuvers in the recovery hole.

 



Lead diver Boget is dressed in gear made specifically for the extreme cold of polar seas. Ohmart walks behind him to keep the diver's lines from tangling.
(Johnson)

 



Boget enters the Arctic at the melt hole through which the 2001 mooring will be recovered.
(Johnson)

 



Diver waits for the 2001 mooring line to be released from the ocean floor. He must prevent the mooring from getting caught on the ice's rough underside.
(Aguilar)

 



Two lines are attached to a diver: one for communicating with team members and the other for safety purposes.The diver will hook the tripod cable to the top of the mooring line.
(Aguilar)

 



Two lines are attached to a diver: one for communicating with team members and the other for safety purposes.The diver will hook the tripod cable to the top of the mooring line.
(Aguilar)

 



Diver is being assisted throught the melt hole.
(Aguilar)

 



Paul Aguilar at the end of his first-ever Arctic research diving experience.
(Aguilar)