Scuba Diving for Crab - BURP!

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by heapomeat, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. The Joys and rewards of living in Seattle surrounded by the Puget Sound and cold water scuba diving. [​IMG]
     
  2. buckeye024

    buckeye024 Smoke Blower

    Where are the pics of the finished product? I love crab...
     
  3. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice post Heap! MMmmmmmmm Crab!
     
  4. Thanks for the reminder of the finished product Crab-Vue,
     
  5. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang HeapOmeat that is fun. Me and my dive buddy used to dive the lakes for crayfish and then have a boil on the lake shore with taters and corn on the cob. State law won't allow transporting of them little critters while alive so we figure, if we gotta kill 'em just as well cook 'em.

    Been a PADI diver since 1981.
     
  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    KILLER MAN. That would make my day. Nice job.
     
  7. mrsb

    mrsb Smoking Fanatic

    Do you need a maid? Or a food tester? Or an apprentice? Love, love, love crab!! And it has to be so much better that fresh and of course doing it yourself!
     
  8. I've been tempted to do a shrimp dive, but you have to go down to 120-130 feet deep and wave a green glo-stick around as they get attracted to it, you scoop them up with a net, but that sounds like alot of work, I've been down to 150 foot deep so it's not the depth, but still, it does get spooky dark that deep.

    I'll stick to the crabbin'.......some people from boats lower shrimp pots, but they drop them down to 200+ feet deep, and it's WORK pulling a loaded shrimp pot up from that depth. Most people use a gasoline powered winch drum if they're serious.

    Crabbing works for me. Might go out this Wednesday for hopefully another limit, easy pickings. Fun to dive for them, but even that is work too being fully suited up in a drysuit, wearing about 100 pounds of dive gear along with 36 pounds of lead weight, packing it all on your back the 100+ foot down the beach from the car. You're spent tired at the end of a 50 minute dive too.

    yeah, live crab boiled up all of 2 hours old out of the water, doesn't get much fresher than that.
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now that looks really good!!!! Mmmmm!
     
  10. ck311

    ck311 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a mighty fine catch ya got yer self just a wee bit jealous
     
  11. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    I'm glad you said that ^...
     
  12. tybo6

    tybo6 Smoke Blower

    Man what can I say other than wow,
    Wife got family lives in louisiana that r shrimpers and they r constantly wantin me to come there to go out with them....Think I am gonna take em up on the offer thanx to u.....looks great...good job
     
  13. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    heap

    try smoked crab its great i did a batch a while ago i cracked all the crab and laid the meat out on the smoker racks that i wrapped in foil and poked holes in to let the smoke flow i got the smoke rolling in the smoker and placed the crab into the smoker for 30 min they got a nice smokey flavor to them they turned out great here is a pic
     
  14. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    Heap, that looks like a blast!
     
  15. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    That is so wicked cool!
    Hope you had some Old Bay Seasoning in that pot.

    I am BIG TIME jealous ! :)

    V
     
  16. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like fun Heap. I wish I could dive around here. It just ain't the same in the Ohio River where you can't see 2 feet in front of you at 10 feet.
     
  17. YUP, about a 1/4 cup of old bay seasoning.......keep it light and delicate.......and trust me, sometimes in the puget sound Viz is only 5-10 feet.

    Gotta find the meat where you can...............diving for cows next? [​IMG]
     
  18. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    hummmm Rain all the time VS earthquakes......diving for crabs....oceans quareentined for bacteria.......VS lots o' green vegitation......
    Seriously that crab boil is KILLING ME!! Crab is a jillion $$ a pound here..but wait your going diving again WED?? I am only a day away UPS right??? hey......send me sum!!!!! [​IMG] YUMMY!!
     
  19. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You really know how to hurt a guy... Great pics!
     
  20. I can feel the love from here.......
     

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