“I just wanted to … say thank you … to everyone for making it possible for me to … make yesterday’s dive.” The shy and self-effacing Ron Allum, codesigner of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, had been waiting three years to say those words.
Last night Mermaid Sapphire left the lagoon and steamed to the deep water on the west side of Ulithi Atoll.
This morning we moved Mermaid Sapphire a short distance inside the Ulithi lagoon.
This morning we moved Mermaid Sapphire half a mile east into the lee of Asor Island.
This morning the Mermaid Sapphire steamed south of Falalop Island, turned west, and passed through Mugai Channel into Ulithi’s lagoon.