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Scapa 29th Sept - 4th Oct

Discussion in 'Organised Diving Trips' started by splinter, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. splinter

    splinter Active Member

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    Hi. Unfortunately due to a health issue, I'm currently on an enforced sabbatical from diving, so I'm going to miss out on my first trip to Scapa. This means there is a spare space aboard MV Halton on 29th Sept until 4th Oct. There are a couple of members of this forum already booked on the trip.

    The cost is £600 which includes accommodation on the boat and half board (breakfast and lunch). Im open to sensible offers. If you're interested drop me a message and I'll put you in touch with the organiser.

    Thanks.
    Tim.

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    Would have been tempting, but we are in Malta.
     
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    So sorry to hear that Tim. Hope it's just temporary.
     
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  4. splinter

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    Thanks, wibble. Just waiting on the NHS for a date, but it looks like no diving for the rest of this year. I WILL be back as soon as I'm sorted tho.

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  5. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    If only I had 600 quid spare. And some holiday left. And some dive kit. Oh... :(

    Get better and get back diving but don't rush into it.
     
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  6. Wibble

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    I'm sure we could source all the dive kit, although you'd be blowing bubbles. It is the centennial year after all
     
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    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    The dive kit is the easy part...
     
  8. splinter

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    I've got a load of dive kit sat here not being used, cant help with the time or cash though. I'm short of both of those things myself.

    Thanks for the comments, btw.

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    I didn't let on to @Doomanic that I'm on that trip - imagine seeing the surprise on his face if he rocked up to see me on the boat :smuggrin

    I'm still debating with the (non-diving) wife about bringing her up to Scapa for that week and us staying in Stromness/wherever.

    I do hope you sell the space @splinter -- it's a wonderful opportunity to dive in a unique location which doesn't require guru level dive skills, especially as most diving's well in the recreational range.
     
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    You've just made it much harder to sell... :woot:
     
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  11. splinter

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    Anybody tempted if I drop the price to £400?

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    I was tempted at the original price, but I'm in Cyprus.
     
  13. splinter

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    Diving on the zenobia? Have a great time.

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  14. John F

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    I would of but I have a six hour race to do at Spa, bloody work always gets in the way
     
  15. Wibble

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    Is that just the weekend? Could be ways of getting your kit up there whilst you fly in on, say, Monday
     
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    Hi Tim - probably a stupid question, but do you have travel insurance to cover this? I had to cancel a trip to Skye earlier this year due to my wife's health and got back the cost. If not, would you like me to circulate this opportunity around my BSAC club?
     
  17. Big Joe

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    In Cyprus from 8th September until 13th October and will no doubt be on the Zen several times. If anyone else is out there and wants to meet and dive that or the Cape Grekko/Protaras area - give me a shout.
     
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  18. splinter

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    Unfortunately, no travel insurance John.

    I'd be very grateful if you let your club know about it, thanks.

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    Availability posted to Hartford BSAC members, will PM you if there are any bites.
     
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  20. John F

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    Hi Wibble, no, I go out ont Thursday and come back on the following Monday. But thanks for the thought,
    John.
     

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