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Swanage - Sat 23rd July 2016

Discussion in 'Organised Diving Trips' started by Wibble, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Swanage - yay \o/

    Moved from the "Do I really want to get back in the water" thread...

    So, who could be interested in a day's bimbling in the British Riviera (as we might be barred from entering Europe by that time...)?

    Please can we have a show of people who are interested. If there's a lot of interest, we could book a whole boat. If there's less, then we can book directly, if there's sod all interest... :mooning:

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  2. Wibble

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    My calendar's looking full! But weekend of 23/24 July's not yet been filled:)

    For Swanage, I'd suggest one day, Saturday, where we get to the pier by 0600 to miss the grockles and get a car parking space on the pier (or you can lug your own kit down from the upper car park).

    There's loads of diving, not least under the pier (gentle, circa 6 metres, mind your head on the boats), shallow wreck diving (off a boat in the bay, circa 15 metres), and "classic" wreck diving (off a boat, round the headland, circa 30 metres - I would like to see that giant conger I saw on the Kyarra - I swear it was 3 metres long!).

    Anyone interested? Need to chew over the boat to book....
     
  3. Griffalo

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    I could be interested in that. Nothing in the calendar at the moment but need to wait till the boss gets home to ask for permission.
     
  4. Wibble

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    I've used these before - nice and simple. They leave from the pier. Listings for Sat 23rd July...

    Must stress that there's something for everyone here!

    I wonder what the "wrecks" are - but there's loads just around the headland.

    http://www.kyarrabookings.co.uk/
    *** Saturday 23 Jul 2016 ***
    6:25 Choose a Wreck Mary Jo Shuttle TBA 12
    8:25 Drift, Reef, Scenic or Fleur Mary Jo Shuttle TBA 12
    10:25 Drift, Reef, Scenic or Fleur Mary Jo Shuttle TBA 12
    12:25 Choose a Wreck Mary Jo Shuttle TBA 12
    14:25 Drift, Reef, Scenic or Fleur Mary Jo Shuttle TBA 12
    16:25 Drift, Reef, Scenic or Fleur Mary Jo Shuttle TBA 12
    18:45 Choose a Wreck Mary Jo Shuttle TBA 12
     
  5. Dave Whitlow

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    Plenty of wrecks available and when not define the first to book gets to choose. It often often ends up as the Kyarra, Carantan, Firth Fisher or Betsy Anne. Probably worth calling and stating your preference.
     
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    Keen apart from the 0600 start !!

    Don't moan about the list it's a pig on the mobile site
     
  7. furryman

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    Swanage has the advantage of plenty of camp sites for the more camp ones amongst us.

    I'm definitely interested - it will cost me a fortune though as my good lady will want to come along and will spend the day looking in the tat shops in Swanage and then want me to take her out for a meal in the Trattoria. And 0600 ropes means I miss the B from the B&B yet again! (unless we are back before the stop serving... there's a thought!)

    One half of me says lets go for it and try for Aeolian Sky, and then the sensible half of me says lets keep it shallow and friendly as a classic UKD jaunt should be!
     
  8. Wibble

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    I'm sure we don't need to do the first dive - unless we want to. I've only been there once last October and had a great day. I even got pole position on the pier which opened at 0700. I think it was full within minutes - there's only 20 or 30 spaces..

    It'll be nice to do a variety of dives and give the shallower divers a chance. Let's see who's interested.


    Regarding the site, we've a lot of work to do to it - server needs a full reinstall.
     
  9. minus273degrees

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    I was guna organise a summer camp Norfolk meet at some time for some shore diving too
     
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    That's my bogey dive. @Zubar and I did it in very low viz on a UKD Tango trip a couple of years ago. Didn't enjoy it at all.
     
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    Is that the number of spaces?

    Is this planned as a 1 day trip?

    I'd need to get a pass as I'd do this from Fareham, rather than go home on the Friday night.
     
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    Dunno as yet. The http://www.kyarrabookings.co.uk/ mob are really nice and it works exceedingly well. ISTR the price was quite reasonable.

    Will arrange just for the Saturday - up to others if they want to stay over and book on Sunday.
     
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    The lady definitely wants to come with me, so that will be the two nights, then!
     
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    Excellent. I might even see if mine's interested and could offer her a night or two there (but I think she's working that weekend).
     
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    Does that mean you could do 7 dives!!!
     
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    Now that would be fun:)

    Last time we did two deeper (30 metres) and I went for a bimble under the pier whilst the others scoffed lunch.

    On the 23rd, slack water's around 07:40, 14:30 and 20:00. So could be possible to get three wrecks in on one day \o/
     
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    How do you work out slack water?
     
  19. Wibble

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    Tidal diamonds on the charts.

    Or use the Navionics Boating - UK marine chart app :)
     
  20. minus273degrees

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    Ah not a free way then, I've ordered the tide book for Cromer, once got that can work out times and might organise a trip
     

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