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Sunken Village

Discussion in 'Diving Trips and Locations' started by sira, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. sira

    sira New Member

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    I remember reading about a sunken village and I was sure it was in the UK i really fancy diving something like this anyone point me in the right direction?
     
  2. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf Well-Known Member

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    I know that there is (or used to be) one in Bewl Water in Sussex. I don't know what condition it is in now or whether diving is even allowed there anymore.
     
  3. PeteStewart

    PeteStewart Never wrong, but not always right

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    There is also one at Rutland Water, but diving is not permitted.:(
     
  4. sira

    sira New Member

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    I am just getting fed up with Diving Stoney and Capernwray and fancy something a little different, I want to do Dotty but later in the year.
     
  5. Ian

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    Maybe the coast? The sea lochs are a toasty 9 degrees just now and vis is pretty good - I got over 10m at the weekend.... I don't know how it is elsewhere!
     
  6. Air-Guzzler

    Air-Guzzler Cannot spel and I cannut delet your post :-)

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    How late do you want to do it Si the viz will get like most sights in the summer green and shite
     
  7. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf Well-Known Member

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    Why not travel south to Vobster? There are so many submerged bits and pieces that you can imagine that you're in a village....assuming you have enough imagination.
     
  8. divewench

    divewench Well-Known Member

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    Try Bewel water, Sussex/Kent border, or Ladybower in Derbyshire (need permission from Water board)
    Try this site: www.subaqua.co.uk/dive-sites/inland/
     
  9. sira

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    I am sure it was Bewel water I will do some more digging, yes Ian i could do the coast but with it being a 4 hour drive I don't want to get there and it be blown out, during the summer I spend as much time as possible at the coast. Yeah could go and dive Vobster its one of the places I want to dive but just never have.

    AG I want to wait until I have done my Rec Trimix course and thats looking like May.
     
  10. Argonaut

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    Many of the reserviors in wales have a village at the bottom of them. even after 40 years some of the houses still look better than Gurnos housing estate does today.


    The most famous in Wales is Tryweryn, near Bala in Gwynedd, this was flooded in 1965 to create the Tryweryn reservoir to supply water to Liverpool - big politics surround this, as Wales didn't want it done .. and Liverpoool didn't need the water.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4331812.stm
    There was a TV programme recently that showed last residents being evicted.

    Drowned village of Llanwddyn - under Lake Vyrnwy
    Drowned village of Capel Celyn in Afon Tryweryn Valley
     
  11. craig w

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    Drowned village of Llanwddyn - under Lake Vyrnwy
    Drowned village of Capel Celyn in Afon Tryweryn Valley

    can you dive any of these in wales,do you have to have permission!
    congrats on the rugby by the way,but hard luck to enzo macc,he was in way over his head
     
  12. Argonaut

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    People dive all of the reservoirs ... not sure if 'permission' is given, I have just emailed Welsh water to get their official view.
    For example they do list a number of reservoirs you can put boats on, so presumably they will have a formal answer on diving.
     
  13. sira

    sira New Member

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    You will have to let us know what Welsh water say as it sound like a good couple of dives.
     
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    Dived the sunken village of Mardale which is at the end of Haweswater spring last year.

    Diving is only allowed (officially) with a permit from the water authority, I think it was Southern Trent.

    Water was seriously cold, depending on whose computer you went by it was either 2,3 or 4 DegC.

    Apart from the bridge the houses etc have all been taken down to a about a metre or so high so there are no buildings to dive, just the outlines of where they were.

    The viz was about 2-3 metres, but the water was peaty brown and it was like a night dive. One for the log book, but not really a site to visit twice in my opinion.
     
  15. Jenkins

    Jenkins Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.

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    Our dive club is planning a trip to a sunken village somewhere in Italy - there was an article about it in a dive mag last year.
    I will try to dig out some details if you like.
     
  16. Air-Guzzler

    Air-Guzzler Cannot spel and I cannut delet your post :-)

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    Then you will be diving on your own then

    FFS whats wrong with the Air God gave us :cursing:
     
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    Air-Guzzler Cannot spel and I cannut delet your post :-)

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    try sheffield next time it rains heavey
     
  18. sira

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    AG get your money out get a wing and twins and do the course you tight git.
     
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    Air-Guzzler Cannot spel and I cannut delet your post :-)

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    Dont you meat Fat git
     
  20. Jenkins

    Jenkins Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.

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    The water at work only reached my waist, you can see the watermark on the right photo:
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    (photos: T Briggs and B Carpenter)


    - just glad I live on top of a hill!!!



    :cursing: where has my picture gone :confused:
     

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