I went back to Lake Chelan since it looks like the weather will get bad soon and I wanted at least 1 more dive there this year.
The Ping sonars did their usual thing where they work when they work, and the rest of the time they don’t work. The Ping1D stopped working basically immediately after launching, and the Ping360 quit working about 12:45 in the video. I heard that there might be a second car somewhere below the jeep, but I didn’t see any signs of one.
I then ended the dive to restart the ROV to try to get the sonars working, but Ping Viewer couldn’t detect either one for the rest of the day. I even restarted both Ping Viewer windows and unplugged the USB tether interface. I continued the adventure regardless and went down to 200 feet since this is my only dive site that gives me the opportunity to go that deep. I turn the lights off at about 195 feet (about 11:16 in the video) and see that there still is a little ambient light that far down. I then find a huge rock wall at about 23 minutes, which was surprising because it’s a sudden change of the terrain.
The 3rd dive was just messing around to use my remaining laptop battery power. I tried to play with the group of bass, and at about 18:30 I had some fun and tried to do a low level ascent over the slope. It was fun to fly because I held the vertical thrusters at full power and then used the forward thrusters to adjust altitude. I thought the backlit rocks made a cool video.
Both sonars seemed to work flawlessly as soon as I got back home and powered it on to test it, which wasn’t surprising.