Exercise time for SA's Elite Fish Collectors

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by richardmatlock, 14 Sep 2012.

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    Since we are now about 2 months off the arrival of the new season's juvies towards the end of November, I'm starting getting diving fit again. Further more, since I know that gyms give you cancer and make you gay, I'm going to be diving lead fishing sinkers every weekend until the new fish arrive. If anyone is keen to join me and get EXTREMELY fit (and make some VERY good drinking money - I made R1400 from last Saturday morning's dive), please let me know via PM/email/Cell.

    You will need snorkeling gear, I've got everything else (gloves, dive-bags, salvage bouys,...). I plan to systematically clean out the BeachView/Maitlands/SeaView/Kini-bay area this month, and then start on marine drive next month.

    If neither getting buff, nor making dosh tickles your fancy, then remember that we are going to be cleaning out the ocean of some of the most toxic metal known to man. People in pink wetsuits will be welcomed and teased.
     
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    Who buys lead?
     
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    Scrap metal merchants, guys who cast bullets, guys who cast fishing sinkers, guys who cast weight-belt weights,...

    The price varies quite a bit, typically depending on the commodities prices and to whom you are selling. The highest the price in PE this year was around R15 a kilo, but it is typically around R8-R10 a kilo. Bear in mind that the most lead that I have snorkeled out in a morning was around 350kgs, well, you can do the maths...
     
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    @Richardmartlock, never did a day of gym in my life and can truly say I have had cancer and am as gay as a blue bird!;):lol:
    Recycling saves environment!
     
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    Well, it's a common superstition among non-domesticated PE divers...

    Well, in this case most of the lead gets re-cycled back into fishing sinkers which are lost in the same places that I clear them out of so, Yeah - well, kinda....
     
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    Hey, they scratcha your back, you scratcha their back, win win situation!:)
     
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    I will dive in P.E. when they bring out the new improved 50 mm wetsuit :thumbup:
     
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    Well, Saturday morning was just me and an otter diving (kak weather) and Sunday was better attended (Henkie, Ricky, Johnno, Devon and dad and myself). We cleared an area the size of a tennis court and removed +-200kg's total (R1600 - sold).

    Pic of Sunday's haul:

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    Well done guys, Henkie I'll drop off your dosh in the week. Same time next weekend for those that are keen for some exercise...
     
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    Thanks Rich! Will definitely join next weekend saterday and sunday!!!
    This is great exercise !!! Who needs gym???:13:
     
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    eish and I thought I was doing well with 5kg in a dive although I have found spots that probably had about 500kg in them they were just too hazardous to dive one day when the sea is flat like a lake im going back there
     
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    OMG I know what i'll be doing next time I'm on holiday...chi-ching $$$
     
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    pitty u in pe guys would of loved to join u to get fit for crayfish season
     
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