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Hiring a Diver - Tampa Bay

Old 02-08-2019, 01:34 PM
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Anybody know a free diver i can hire? Probably only need 10 to 20 mins of their time. My bait pen sank in the bay a couple of months ago in about 20 feet of water and i need a diver to tie rope to the pen so i can retrieve it. I am too much of a p*ssy to do it myself lol. Plus i don't have a wet suit which i would imagine is helpful with the current water temperature. Any ideas or leads would be great!!

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Old 02-08-2019, 01:41 PM
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Would a treble hook with a weight on it work? You could snag it then yank it up. They sell them at most tackle shops now.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:43 PM
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Try these guys:

https://www.gulfandbaydivers.com/

Not exactly what they do, but they might be able to refer you to one of their divers directly.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:31 PM
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Where in Tampa bay?
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:39 PM
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I'd just buy a new pen, a couple of months...nah... new pen.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by lazyboi1212 View Post
Would a treble hook with a weight on it work? You could snag it then yank it up. They sell them at most tackle shops now.
I think itd be too heavy. I have a 25lb weight tied to the bottom of it.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:44 PM
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Where in Tampa bay?
5 mins from the Gandy Boat ramp.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:55 PM
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Buy a fishing magnet. Some of them can lift 1,000 pounds
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:49 PM
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:52 PM
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heavy rope and grappling hook and you should be able to pull it up
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by LongyzBetter View Post
Anybody know a free diver i can hire? Probably only need 10 to 20 mins of their time. My bait pen sank in the bay a couple of months ago in about 20 feet of water and i need a diver to tie rope to the pen so i can retrieve it. I am too much of a p*ssy to do it myself lol. Plus i don't have a wet suit which i would imagine is helpful with the current water temperature. Any ideas or leads would be great!!

Thanks!!
Sounds like you created some good structure/ made a good future fishing spot.
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Originally Posted by Reel Lucky LHP View Post
I'd just buy a new pen, a couple of months...nah... new pen.
Really...unless that thing is gold plate WTF? Do you know what a diver would cost?
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Originally Posted by DocHoliday View Post
Sounds like you created some good structure/ made a good future fishing spot.
Hopefully, it is not killing fish
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