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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by ROV, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. ROV

    ROV New Member

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    Hi there
    Been on this site a while now and have just posted a Diverite reel for sale . It has told me I must post a thread about myself before it can be approved . Good security , I like it .
    I have been diving now 31yrs . Most diving in the Northeast , Lake District , Scotland & Portland . Just finished my cave diving qualification .
    Cheers
    ROV
     
  2. Wibble

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Nice that the cave diving season's starting -- now the sea's closing for winter. Any recommendations for places to visit? Do need to make it to some more mines this year.
     
  3. ROV

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    Hi
    My first taste was at Hodge many many years ago and Dinas . Which are great but heavy on the legs now with all the gear . Doing Mexico a lot now , well every other year . Wife was getting a bit sick of going back every year .
     
  4. Wibble

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    Dinas has beaten me a couple of times. Badly sprained my ankle treading on a stone and had massive blisters after a two day session.

    Not dived Hodge Close. Is it worth a visit?

    Holme bank's good for a visit. It’s a common training site but a very interesting location.

    Same with Cambrian although you do need to bring a rope for the descent down the slope (more importantly climbing back out!) — a little longer than Hurtle Pot. Hoping to dive the neighbouring Aber Las this winter.

    Does seem like most UK overhead diving needs the effort put in!
     
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    They all need effort , nice chatting to you
     
  6. Nick Ward

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    it is quite... esoteric, and worthy of visit if only for the experience of getting to the waters edge... the sump is also a nice feature... as is the pool itself for a non penetrating dive...

    definitely enough to do for a days diving
     
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    Sounds like climbing or caving's involved!

    Need to organise a trip to Aber Las. Anyone interested?
     
  8. Nick Ward

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    not really.. there can be a challenges finding where your supposed to park the car - the track down is well hidden... you then follow a stream that dissapears into a tunnel thats maybe 100m long, waist filed with water and only shoulder high... so drysuits are essential, and getting kit through is a bit back breaking. at the end of the tunnel is a scaffolding ladder around 10m high to waters edge.. the walk to the sump is easier - but its pitch black and the ladder down to the waters edge there is a full length rickety aluminum one, which is fun in full kit!
     
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    Struth. Sounds similar to White Lady cave; a fair walk and a short vertical climb -- easier to belay down the kit.

    At least mines - excepting Dinas - normally have accessible entrances.
     
  10. Nick Ward

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    definitely the way to do the first bit - plenty of dry land to stand on at teh waters edge, but not possible in the Sump - shear edges straight down to the bottom - climbing down in kit is the only way... definitely one for smaller/single tanks...
     
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    Rock boots eat yer heart out!
     

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