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So......Whats going down this weekend? ;)

Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by becky9, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Wibble

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    Anyone know of any spare spaces on Saturday 18th? Weather forecast's looking not too bad and could do with some sea juice on my kit.
     
  2. Vanny

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    Think the guys at Dover are advertising a dive if your brave.
     
  3. Wibble

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    It's quite a rough town:)

    Is that Mutiny?
     
  4. Vanny

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  5. Wibble

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    Their website's down and I'm not a member of the facebook spying and monitoring network.

    Oxymoron du jour: "Facebook Public Group".
     
  6. Vanny

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    CHRIS - 07889 821266

    Says wreck to be advised 7.30 am for 08.00 ropes off. Think it said 30 mtrs.

    Never dived with them but plan on being solo unless you take a buddy.
     
  7. Wibble

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    Thanks. Now to ponder. Leave home at 0500 for a RIB dive to an unknown wreck...
     
  8. furryman

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    Mutiny is a hard boat, @Wibble
     
  9. Wibble

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    Booked up on Mutiny tomorrow. At least it's a chance to get some sea-juice on the kit!

    Still a couple more spaces left apparently.
     
  10. Doomanic

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    I really wish you'd just say "salt"... :(
     
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  11. Wibble

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    Kit now covered in salt juice. Good to go diving but the vis was a dire 1+ and a fierce current made for a change from quarries. Ended up spending most of the dive at 45m, just as well I brought a light 'mix and a stage of O2. Bloody noisy mid-Channel with all the ships passing close by.

    British diving... best in the world. So they say.

    Good news is Mutiny Divers runs all year round. Will be back.
     
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  12. jps

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    What wreck did you do?
     
  13. Vanny

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    I did say if your brave. Your probably hitting one of the more challenging south coast spots. I've got a winter weekend out of Plymouth late January which I hope will be a bit more , how do you say, nicer.
     
  14. Wibble

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    Unity (http://www.canterburydivers.org.uk/wrecks.html#unity)

    TBH it was just like any other rusting metal due to the poor vis and strong current.

    Hey, the good news is that my round-bottom twinset's now empty and will shortly become a sidemount pair!

    Oh, and I tore my glove on the wreck and couldn't stuff the string back under the cuff resulting in an exceedingly soggy arm and shoulder. I will fix this!

    And of the five divers, one binned the dive after 15 mins, one had his only torch fail on the way down the shot and the other two binned it half way down the shot when they met the other coming up.
     
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    Off to the Farne Islands for a 2 dive trip today.
     
  16. jb2cool

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    Is this you trying to sat that you were the best diver on the boat?

    Who gives a fuck!

    The guy who called it after 15mins, fair enough, you said yourself that the vis was shit. The one that called it when his torch failed, again, another good call. The two that called it going down the shot, well anyone can call a dive at any time, maybe they wanted to look after the guy coming up, maybe he told them it was not worth it, maybe they didn't like the current.
     
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    What happened to that idea of diving on slack water? Sounds like someone got their tides wrong as the seas off Dover also have slack and diving in a current should not be required.

    I never liked Dover diving as the boat I used (Neptune) wanted folk to return to the shotline (AKA anchor line) and ascending up a taught anchor line, after slack was not pleasant.
     
  18. Wibble

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    Absolutely not. If it implied that, that's not my intention.

    I was just chuffed to be underwater trying to find treasure (allegedly there's odd bits of crockery and cutlery on that wreck).

    Absolutely agree, bin the dive whenever you're not comfortable, no questions asked. And it was exactly as you said.
     
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  19. Wibble

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    Was odd. The tide did change though as we steamed into "wind over tide" and came back "wind with tide", so was a much calmer ride.

    The skipper did say that he'd prefer it if we returned to the shotline which was to be tied into the wreck with a thinner "sacrificial" rope and the shot sent up under a bag. In the poor vis & current, getting back to the shot wasn't possible, so I bagged off the top of the wreck.

    As they do seem to go out all year round, I'll be back there next month. Hopefully we'll see some slack!
     
  20. Vanny

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    You need to use a distance line to return to shot. Bit like that cave shite.
     

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