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UKD Tech Weekend 2018

Discussion in 'Organised Diving Trips' started by Doomanic, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    I know it's very early but organising you lot is like herding cats so I'm testing the water.

    How many of you would be interested in a 45-50m Bank Holiday Weekend next year? I'm think May 26-28 to minimise the dive/ballache ratio.

    There's some good dives in that range out of Salcombe and if we get in there early enough we should be able to persuade a skipper that there's still money to made from tech divers.
    Another possiblitly is Newquay, @Colliwobbles is there much mix diving over your way?

    It'll be open to anybody, but I would suggest buddy pairs/teams. As before, I'm happy to organise in the sense that I will take all the credit when it goes well but accept no responsibility if it goes tits up.
     
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  2. nickb

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    Atlantic Diving in Newquay is a great operation and has its own accommodation with some of the best breakfasts I've ever had on a dive trip.

    I might be up for a trip there
     
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    Potentially ok for me but I/we may be hitting Croatia again next year, I need to hear what the boss (@becky9) has planned, I know her & @WillDive were mainly planning on hitting the caves so I might be being a bit presumptuous.
     
  4. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    I am also looking to revisit Croatia next year, so I'm open to suggestions.
     
  5. Colliwobbles

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    I'd be up for a Croatia trip if there would be spaces, however, to answer your question @Doomanic there is plenty of good diving in the 45 to 60m range from Newquay.
    @nickb suggested Atlantic diving and Chris Lowe. He has a cracking hardboat and is prob the best and most knowledgeable skipper on the North Coast. He'll visit he less dived marks and will schedule dives and provide an itinerary scheduled around the divers.
    The wrecks are big regardless of depth with plenty to see.
    He has accomodation on site at his place, I can't speak for his blending skills but I know he has O2.
    HE I'm sure he get with notice, however the local dive shop in town have trimix.
    I know Chris supports both CCR and OC divers.
    I'd be up for a good week and I'm a local which says something about visiting some of the less dived wrecks

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  6. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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  7. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Are you going to need help booking your accommodation?
     
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    I'm a yes as well.

    But don't let @Doomanic book your accommodation.
    The last one he booked was a shared bathroom with a 67year old woman.......
    I'm not sure who is most traumatised...

    #grannywrinkes ;)

    B
     
  9. Colliwobbles

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    Who?

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  10. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Wibble. If you read the thread from my hugely successful 2015 trip you'll see he stuck oar into Becky's room bookings and fucked them up and as a consequence was renamed Bellendicus the insignificant...
     
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    Why do you think I didn't go...
     
  12. Vanny

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    I've fancied Newquay for a while so could be interested. I was thinking of trying to pull something together for my club but it's much easier to let someone else do it :whistling:
     
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    I'm just not sure at the moment, so much I want to do x
     
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    I could be tempted...
     
  15. furryman

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    Bumping...
     
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    Always up for this. Pity the weather's decimated so much planned diving this summer.
     
  17. Vanny

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    Still interested
     
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    Where? Plymouth, Portland/Weymouth, Swanage, Eastbourne/Brighton

    Just to say that we had a great weekend's diving from Swanage last month (except @clique) - wrecks around 40m on 'tec rools'
     
  19. Vanny

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    I was quite interested in the Newquay suggestion. Not sure what's available tech depth wise at plymouth. Portland good.
     
  20. nickb

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    What do you mean by ‘tech depth’?

    Plymouth has shitloads of great diving at 50m+. Not a lot between 30m and 50m wreck-wise
     

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