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    SS President Coolidge - Galley

    GALLEY (Maximum depth 55m)

    This is one of the most difficult dives on the wreck and the maximum number of divers taken on a tour is normally three. There are a number of ways to do this dive but both start the same way. You swim out on the surface to the far mooring. Once you descend you come to the rear section of the Promenade Deck. You follow this towards the stern and down to the Swimming Pool and enter Hold Six.

    Two levels in you turn left and go across the Tourist Class Lobby to the Tourist Class Dining Room and then along a passage way to the Bakery. This is 55 metres. There are some machines here, most noticeable of which is a dough-mixing machine. After a minute, you go up through the Tourist Galley, past an oven and preparation table to the scullery. This is about 40 metres.

    There is a pile of crockery here, plates, bowls, preparation plates etc. Some of them have the name "Whitman of China" on them. Next to here is the Butcher Shop. There is a large meat bandsaw here.

    It is now time to drop down through the First Class Galley. There is a long stainless steel preparation table and then some ovens/cooktops. At the bottom the depth is about 52 metres and you are in the main galley scullery. There is more crockery in this area, mostly green and white. There are even some nice mini casserole dishes.

    From here you enter the First Class Dining Room and swim right across the bottom, gradually coming up to 45 metres. Twenty one minutes have passed. When you exit the room, you are below Euart's Door and there is more crockery here. The dive is still some six minutes from ending when you rise straight up and exit Euart's Door. Eventually you get to the deco stop and after 27 minutes you have 27 minutes of decompression to do.

    This is a big dive, only for the very experienced and only if you have no problems with dark and tight places.

    You can also enter via the First Class Dining Room. At the end, you go through a door and see the galley in an opposite direction from that described above. Exit is the same way.

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