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Antuuns

A cache by Daiga&Juris, Kibrika, gintacave Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/25/2009
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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[ENG] Sloka's quarry is a popular place among recreational divers. Although hardly comparable with coral reefs it offers a good insight into underwater world in Latvia as well as a reasonably good visibility (well, this is according to local standards :) The site is also easy accessible - located about 35 km from Riga. There is also a number of underwater "installations", the most famous from which is "Antuuns" - a half-size model of white shark built by a group of diving aficionados.

Cache is located approximately 5 m below water level. It should be reachable by freedivers, but generally SCUBA gear is recommended for exploring the site. Terrain increases significantly during winter, there are also no plans for maintenance during that season. Difficulty rating is more related to underwater navigation than locating of container itself and can vary quite substantially depending on visibility.

The current cache (#3, placed on 20.08.2015):
After yet another container being lost in unclear circumstances we have made a not so easy decision to redeploy cache as a containerless logbook only version. The logbook consists of few underwater writing slates sized 125x150 mm enclosed in a metal casing and is attached with a metal cable to concrete block anchoring the Antuuns.

The current logbook is suited for logging the cache underwater only, please do not try to remove it. For writing on slates use a pencil - few pencils are hidden somewhere nearby, but, just in case, bringing your own is highly advised. We plan to replenish the writing slates on regular basis, but please use the common sense when using the existing blank space.

[LAT] Slokas karjers ir populāra zemūdens niršanas vieta. Tā, protams, nav salīdzināma ar koraļu rifiem, taču dod labu ieskatu Lavijas zemūdens pasaulē, kā ari izceļas ar salīdzinoši labu redzamību (vismaz pēc vietējiem standartiem :) Atrodoties apmēram 35 km no Rīgas, šī ir arī viena no visvieglāk sasniedzamajām niršanas vietām. Karjerā ir izveidotas ari vairākas zemudens "instalācijas", no kurām vispopulārākā ir "Antuuns" - baltās haizivs makets, apmēram uz pusi mazāks par pieaugušas haizivs izmēriem, kuru ir izveidojusi un uzstādījusi niršanas entuziastu grupa.

Slēpnis atrodas apmēram 5 m zem ūdens līmeņa. Principā ir sasniedzams freedaiveriem, bet jebkurā gadījumā niršanas ekipējums ir ieteicams labākai karjera izpētei. "Terrain" pakāpe būtiski pieaug ziemā, netiek arī plānota slēpņa uzturēšana šajā sezonā. "Difficulty" pakāpe vairāk raksturo zemūdens navigācijas, nevis paša konteinera atrašanas, grūtības novērtējumu, un var diezgan jūtami mainīties atkarībā no redzamības apstākļiem.

Pašreizējais slēpnis (#3, novietots 20.08.2015):
Pēc vēl viena konteinera pazušanas visai neskaidros apstākļos nācās pieņemt ne pārāk vieglu lēmumu atjaunot slēpni bezkonteinera, sastāvoša tikai no logbooka, versijā. Logbooks ir veidots no dažām zemūdens rakstāmplāksnītēm izmēros 125x150 mm, kas ievietotas metāla vāciņos un ar trosi piestiprinātas pie betona bloka, pie kura noenkurots Antuuns.

Pašreizējais logbooks ir piemērots tikai slepņa reģistrēšanai zem ūdens, lūgums nemēģinat to pārvietot. Lai pierakstītos uz plāksnītēm izmantojiet zīmuli (der parastais grafīta zīmulis) - daži ir noslēpti turpat netālu, bet, katram gadījumam, ieteicams paņemt līdzi arī savējo. Centīsimies šīs rakstāmplāksnītes arī regulāri atjaunot, bet lūgums esošo brīvo vietu izmantot saprātigi.

As a rule LOG ENTRIES FROM USERS WHO HAVE NEVER ATTEMPTED TO VISIT THE PHYSICAL LOCATION OF THE CACHE WILL BE DELETED. If you have not done this, but want to post a message that you think could be of interest of fellow geocachers, please contact the owners of the cache first.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[ENG] Nggnpurq jvgu pnoyr gb gur onfr bs Naghhaf.
[LAT] Cvrfgvcevangf ne gebfv cvr Naghhan cnzngvrz.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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