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Old 11 September 2004, 15:06   #21
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Let me dog out a couple pf photos which will demonstrate this, both at similar depths on world famous wrecks.

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Old 11 September 2004, 16:14   #22
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I would love to see some undersea photos...

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I dive all over the place and love it. The wrecks in scapa flow are excellent yes a little dark and murky compared to the Red Sea but amazing anyway. One dive in Scapa the Tabarka would be hard to beat anywhere for a thrilling dive. I really can't describe this ... I will look for a video or pictures to give this justice.

Diving is not just about getting in the water. I love the boats, the remote locations ... the being away as a group with your mates, drinking and having a laugh.

Diving got me into SIBs and RIBs ... and in fact the requirments of divers on a boat has helped shape the RIB.

For those that are interested some of my diving holiday pics are at:

http://www.badviz.com/upsac.html

Most pics are of the places and people .... not many of underwater, sorry. As you stated Manos its hard to take underwater pics in the UK.

This is worth a look at, diving in the Submarine Escape Tower, Gosport.

http://www.badviz.com/Galleries/SETT/index.htm
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Old 11 September 2004, 17:34   #24
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OK guys will give Scotland a try if you can show me around in the autumn. Will arrange something when I get back to the UK if you like The only thing is that I do not use dry suits but only semi dry. The reason far too complicated to explain here but has to do with something very unpleasant and dangerous that happened to a dive instructor in Stoney Cove a few years ago while we were diving together.

Any way, here is a video (3.3 mins long). We made it today while Michael the Bat and my self tried (semi successfully) to remove a mooring I have for the boats. My BC had a valve stuck so I was without it been connected to the bottle. Hence I'm touching the floor so much with just 7 kgs weights. As the dive was not deep (about 9-10 mtrs) we didn't abort it. Fixed now though, needed some WD40 and some vaseline spray The rest of the job will have to finish tomorrow.

Sorry about the quality of the song, I'm learning this software so bare with me. When I master it (give it a week or so) I'm posting a few clips of some more videos I have from the Grand Cayman - North Wall at 55 mtrs which is BLACK and South Wall at 45 mtrs going up seen sharks and rays, Stingray City shallow dive with the rays and a VERY friendly moray Eel, 7mile beach just off Holiday Inn on a wreck a night dive and a very P@#$ Off parrot fish and lobster, Shark City near Hurghada with loads and loads of sharks, Aquarium near Giftun Island Hurghada with a very inquisitive grouper and the biggest moray eel I ever saw with a massive head and frriendly too and a few from Sharm with Napoleon fish, Indian fish, clown fish going in and out of an anemone and fighting my finger and some others I don't know how they called but they are very pretty. I'm sure that you will appreciate those more than this one. More fish and colours to see any way.

In the meantime have a look at this one. By the way is blowing force 8 and there is a quite strong current as you can see. The shadows that you can see passing on the bottom are the waves passing on top.

Here is the link http://www.neptune.com/users/manos/v...anos138499.wmv


PS Andy nice photos. IS that you at the top of the page with all that tech gear?
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Old 11 September 2004, 17:42   #25
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I've dived a few places round the uk - and like Andy, diving got me interested in RIB's - well, mainly keeping the cliub one running <sigh>

For anyone interested, here are some of mydiving photos

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Old 11 September 2004, 17:50   #26
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Steve nice photos. Had a look at the Stoney ones I have been inside that plane too and the Heli too I think I also have one driving I(I think) is a land rover in the bottom.

PS The Cuba and Red Sea photos are cool too!!
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Old 12 September 2004, 12:35   #27
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Thanks!

Unfortunatly, after Easter, i think my strobe got flooded or at least moist, as it doesn't work any more - for the second time

When talking about diving in the UK, i usually hear the 'what is there to see' - so that was part of the motivation for taking the photo's. Can you spot the sea creature? Press the image to reveal! I'm also a lazy diver, cos finning makes you miss the interesting stuff!

I agree with Rupert Bear about diving in a quary - only if absolutly necessary, and up-north, there is always somewhere to hide out of the weather - it's a shame i'm down south.

RB: Last year i was in Glenuig hoping, but failing to do Bo Fascadale - it's supposed to be fantastic! Must get up again for another go. Still have fond memories of a few years before, doing the Falls of Laura

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Old 12 September 2004, 13:14   #28
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It looks not exactly but similar to a trompet fish. Well short of instaed of swimming is crawlling Nice photo


May be in the UK due to poor vis due to rivers coming into the sea in places (I do not mean Scotland where I have heard that vis is quite good) is difficult to see any thing. In particular I rember diving in Brixam a few years back about 10 mtr dive and we could not see the bottom. We could not see where any one was when we were down and finally we had to aboart the dive as it was dangerous. But then again I remember diving in Whitsand Bay near Plymouth and the sea was as clear as water in the glass.
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It's a greater pipefish - more like an uncurled sea horse.

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