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VANDALISM

Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by superpies, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. superpies

    superpies New Member

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    I went diving at Stoney the other day.

    There is a gnome garden above the bunk house. I don't like gnomes above water but underneath it they serve a purpose: they help to demonstrate the underwater environment to new divers and provide some humour on the way past.

    My problem is that the gnomes have been smashed. Quite deliberately and methodically.

    I was upset by this discovery, it shows that someone, a trained diver, has recently visited the site and quite callously destroyed a feature from which many others would derive pleasure.

    If the person responsible reads this thread, I would like that person to realise that his or her actions are unacceptable and if the identity of this person were to come to light, that person would no doubt find him- or herself shunned by the diving community.

    This is not the only act of vandalism of which I am aware and no doubt many of you have had similar experiences.

    Let's just hope that those responsible take this opportunity to reflect on their behaviour.
     
  2. Silty Bottom

    Silty Bottom in DIRnial

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    Anyone notice a diver with a Fubar there recently? ;)
     
  3. Jenkins

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

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    Yep, the same goes for the "wrecks" and cars in quaries - what is the attraction in ripping bits off?
    I subscribe to the "take only photos, leave only bubbles" school of diving.
     
  4. superpies

    superpies New Member

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    Yup, there are some morons out there :sneaky:
     
  5. Big Joe

    Big Joe Active Member

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    I agree with that

    Joe
     
  6. puddle fish

    puddle fish Well-Known Member

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    A real shame, I have placed a gnome in Chepstow it's was good fun and it's great to go back and visit him. There is nothing better than a gnome to show colour change at depth.
     
  7. Smudge

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    I think the worse part is, is that who ever decided to damage those gnomes had a buddy :mad: so that means there were two of them.
    Over the years the Wessex has been stripped, why???? what do people find attractive in damaging things just for the sakes of it !!!
     
  8. superpies

    superpies New Member

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    Yup, I haven't been diving long enough to have known the Wessex when it was in pristine condition but the same seems to happen to all the wrecks at Stoney and elsewhere. I went past the Cessna yesterday and that is a shadow of its former self.

    The point you make about a buddy is a good one: shame on both of them!! :scared::angry:
     
  9. Bobco

    Bobco Active Member

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    I can also remember the Wessex when it had a cockpit and looked like a Wessex, this kind of thing does bring out the grumpy old man in me
     
  10. Suggsy

    Suggsy Banned

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    Yup, chavs learn to dive too :(
     
  11. salty_scuba_peanut

    salty_scuba_peanut New Member

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    Anyone else noticed how AG hasn't posted on this thread ;)
     

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