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22nd April - SS Persiana

Discussion in 'Organised Diving Trips' started by jps, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. jps

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  2. furryman

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    Well done John. I haven't started thinking about next year yet.
    22April is now in my diary.
     
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    I'll be flying back from Croatia. Business class.
     
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  4. Wibble

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    That's a late start. Yes.

    Keep em coming!
     
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  5. jps

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    Great.... that's 3 of us so far.
    Book direct with dive125.
     
  6. Dave Whitlow

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    Persiana is a nice dive and the seabed was 50m when I dived it a couple of years ago.

    There are YouTube videos available if you want to have a look ....
     
  7. jps

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    Thanks @Dave Whitlow will take a look...
     
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    I would love to join but not yet 45/50m "official" so will hold off til next year... why does the channel have all the good stuff just out of my reach??? Doh! (Nearly there...)
     
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    I was pleased to see that the Swanage wrecks mentioned for July are all within my scope of 30m, I don't have any ambition to go deeper.
     
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  10. Dave Whitlow

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    a lot of wrecks sunk in deeper parts of the channel, where the shipping lanes run, and remain more intact because wave action is less destructive at that depth. Also, they are deep enough to not be a hazard to shipping and are left alone by the Navy. Another favourite of mine, out of Brighton, is the Aristos, a similar ship to the Aeolian Sky. It sank in 60m of water and sits upright with one of the masts standing and has a pair of large admiralty anchors still attached to the bow. Whilst the seabed is 60m the decks are around 50m and the fairly intact bridge (minus the brass) is shallower than 50m.

    Take your time getting experience and don't rush for the depth until you confident and competent to return from those depths. 50m is a lot of water if things go wrong and this video remembers two experienced divers who discovered this to their cost.
     
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  11. Wibble

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    In process of booking (i.e. sent email, etc.)
     
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