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Diving Dover

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Iain Denham, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Iain Denham

    Iain Denham Active Member

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    As requested Wibs.

    Bit of a report on the list dive a couple of weeks ago with Barry Francis & Paul Harris, Kirstie Harris Stuart and Joe Denham but sorry forgot to charge my camera batteries and typical it was another dive with brilliant viz :)

    We went out of Dover on the maverick with mutiny divers, this is a small cat with enough room for 8 to 10 divers and the skipper Chris really knew his wrecks and gave a damn good description of what we were diving (he regularly dives them him self). He also spent a fair bit of time making sure we were on a dive with good viz.

    We dropped on an unknown French wreck with the task of having a good dig around to see what we can find and me and Joe came back with what turned out to be a full bottle of port dated around 1920 and a full bottle of linament oils from 1910 these were buried in the sand in the holds.

    So the Bottle of port brought up was dropped when we got home and the booze gone but the cork said "George G. Sandeman Sons and Co" and the bottle was about 1920 port. The other bottle found was definitely liniment and the bottle said "Elimans embrocation" and the glass stopper and cork ring dated it to 1910.

    The wreck it self was a great dive with loads of metal to investigate and get in side plus loads of life including large dog fish, velvet swimming crab, blennies and the usual shoal fish.

    We were on twins with a rich nitrox mix and had a run time of about an hour at 28 to 29m.

    We came up to hot soup biscuits and nachos :)

    The drift was to be on a ww2 bomber but unfortunately due to the speed of the drift we missed the plane but saw plenty of life loads of dog fish and flat fish and also a large eel swam by, good drift of 20-30 mins at about 12m.

    Good day and well worth a second visit.


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    Sidemount_Stu Sidemount & Sane!
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    Looks and sounds like a great trip.... a nice souvenir too.... can't be bad :)
     
  3. Iain Denham

    Iain Denham Active Member

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    Twas and going back again on the 27th August.
     

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