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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by andrew w, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. andrew w

    andrew w New Member

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    Hi chaps and ladies -
    had real difficulty actually signing up to this website due to the 'recaptcha' issue - tired 4 different laptops all the same! finally signed up with a google login.

    anyway - I have been diving for a long time (12 years approx.) - currently a rescue diver but my dive partner is no longer diving as she stopped a few years ago.
    I haven't been diving for 2-3 years but looking to get back into the water.
    so I if anyone if looking for a buddy please let me know

    im from Essex aged 33 Male. :)

    hello to all
     
  2. JohnL

    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Andrew - other end of the country, so no use as a buddy. I did a couple of dives in the underwater studios in Basildon - there are ?three dive clubs that use it. I then did a week in Malta with one of them, Calypso Blue - nice crowd, lots of banter and great diving. Might be worth contacting them.
     
  3. Zubar

    Zubar Active Member
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. Plenty of good diving off the south coast.

    @gg could look into the sign in thing.
     
  4. Vanny

    Vanny Active Member

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    Hiya. Essex based as well. If your interested in club life look us up dive365.co.uk , not many Essex folk here but shout if I can do anything.
     
  5. Alex Denny

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    If you're south of the river at Buckland or Leybourne at any time, I can normally be tempted out. I'll be at Wraysbury (opposite side of the M25) this Saturday and Vobster on Sunday, so not much use I'm afraid.

    If you want real salty wavy tide-y diving then I'm always keen. Never actually dived off Essex / Black Water but could be tempted. Dover is a goer...
     
  6. Vanny

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    Dover , ahhhhhhh run for the hills :geek:
     
  7. Dave Whitlow

    Dave Whitlow Well-Known Member

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    Are you suggesting you don't enjoy having to conduct your stops in a current and attached to an anchor line?
     
  8. Vanny

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    Basically yes. Whilst Dover is pretty close I haven’t dived from there , a few buddy’s have tried it and it always sounds horrible.
     
  9. Iain Denham

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    Dovers good fun and Brighton, well I quite enjoy it anyway.
     
  10. Vanny

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    Brighton is usually good.
     
  11. Wibble

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    Eastbourne is easier parking and access.
     
  12. Dave Whitlow

    Dave Whitlow Well-Known Member

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    I dived from Dover a couple of times and never went back.
     
  13. Dave Whitlow

    Dave Whitlow Well-Known Member

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    Portland has easy parking and access ;)
     
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  14. jb2cool

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    And hot showers, clean loos and a pub on-site
     
  15. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Dover has easy parking, close access and private "family" rooms with showers (if you have the code).

    Lots of wrecks to explore although it's normally a return to shot profile as there's so much shipping traffic. Yes, it's a little noisy in the water.

    However, the good news is you don't get bothered by people from Portland:)
     
  16. Dave Whitlow

    Dave Whitlow Well-Known Member

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    and local gas fills and a convenient cafe
     
  17. JasonP

    JasonP Active Member

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    Eastbourne also has an Asda with 125.9p petrol, or it did yesterday.

    There are probably more wrecks out of Eastbourne than Portland and they tend to stand up more.

    Sent from my LG-H990 using Tapatalk
     
  18. Alex Denny

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    That’s because fewer people have dived on them with a crowbar, chisel and lump hammer!
     

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