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Old 18 March 2005, 02:56   #1
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Named Wreck GPS Locations

I have just bought a Garmin GPS 276c with Bluechart data. I see quite a few wrecks charted with no names against them. Is there a sight on the web which names the wrecks and shows their GPS fix. I can then programme the Garmin with the correct names. I live in Plymouth and am interested in wrecks around the south west.
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Old 18 March 2005, 03:10   #2
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Some of the Divers on here might well be able help other wise drive Divenet and their wreck forum http://www.diverforum.co.uk/talkforu...lk/index.shtml
There are quite a few good guide books about for the wreck round Plymouth and a few good old fashioned dive shops aswell as clubs that will probbably be able to help.
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Old 18 March 2005, 03:13   #3
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Buy "Dive South Devon" and "Dive South Cornwall" .... between these two books you should be sorted for most wrecks on your coastline.

http://www.divernet.com/newshop/guideuk.shtml

also for some online information see:

http://www.divernet.com/wrecks/wrecktours.shtml
http://www.divernet.com/wrecks/100best.shtml
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You could find someone with a list of wrecks in a database or list form like easygps and download them into your unit as waypoints then see how far off they are and transfer the names to the existing charted mark.

As divers will tell you there are numerous positions for the same wrecks with quite wide margins of inaccuracy, there is only ever one of these positions that is accurate and thats the one that works.

I've got some in easygps form that I could email to you if you want to pm me off list.
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Interestingly a Ribnet wreck list for the divers on here was discussed by the Ribnet 1922 Back Bench Committee on Monday night in the Churchillian.

JK has given his approval so as soon as I can obtain a genuine copy of Excel I will extract off an old hard disk and ask John to host it for us.

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If you are interested in wrecks off Plymouth the TV prog on BBC 2 on the M1 was interesting, not sure if you can dive it though.

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If you are interested in wrecks off Plymouth the TV prog on BBC 2 on the M1 was interesting, not sure if you can dive it though.

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Mm.. I thought the narrator/script writer could have at least had someone with knowledge of diving check over the script..."Helium gas to keep their lungs inflated"... "150lbs of equipment to stop them being crushed at this depth"..... tossers....
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Mm.. I thought the narrator/script writer could have at least had someone with knowledge of diving check over the script..."Helium gas to keep their lungs inflated"... "150lbs of equipment to stop them being crushed at this depth"..... tossers....
Nice one Jono, get in there! did they wheel out the old chestnut of oxygen tanks too?
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Don't remember hearing oxygen tanks mentioned, but do remember the helium line.
I do think that TV producers and script writers should have stuff vetted.
But overall it was much better than Inspector Linley!!
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Don't remember hearing oxygen tanks mentioned, but do remember the helium line.
I do think that TV producers and script writers should have stuff vetted.
But overall it was much better than Inspector Linley!!
To be fair Oxygen "tanks" are sometimes carried these days, aren't they.. Extended deco stops anyone......? YBD divers?....
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To be fair Oxygen "tanks" are sometimes carried these days, aren't they.. Extended deco stops anyone......? YBD divers?....
Err no, to be exact, tanks are used by the Army, bottles hold milk, goggles are worn by pilots and flipper is the name of a dolphin.

Divers carry cylinders, but you are correct 100% O2 is marvellous stuff for clearing a hangover, lighting a BBQ or stopping those nasty little bubbles expanding in your spine on the way back up to the surface
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Err no, to be exact, tanks are used by the Army, bottles hold milk, goggles are worn by pilots and flipper is the name of a dolphin.

Divers carry cylinders, but you are correct 100% O2 is marvellous stuff for clearing a hangover, lighting a BBQ or stopping those nasty little bubbles expanding in your spine on the way back up to the surface
...hence the quotation marks around the word "tank"... keep up Pete... It was the gas content I was refering to, not the misuse of the word "tank".... and... I think you'll find it's not even a cylinder these days... you have read the Pressure Equipment Directive, haven't you? "vessel for the transportation of gasses-refillable" of some other crappy "Eurobabble" ... Old timer!
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do you have a spare walking stick ?

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you may want to get a second opinion but I'm going to check out a couple of local wrecks on here Wrecks - UK Diving , not sure how acurate they are but I assume someone will know on here.
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Not sure about you guys, but I have many of those dive books. We have gone out to many of them over the years & found a lot of the positions to be incorrect! Charter boat skippers have the correct ones! We go to them 'out of diving' season to check & get soundings for them. Some of them were 1/2 a mile out of the said position!
As for the wording, we call them tanks, bottles & cylinders! LOL
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Check the front of the Dive Dorset/Plymouth/ etc books for co-ordinate system used. Not all of them are on WGS84 and ddmmssss format
If your plotter is not on the same system you'll be diving on sand!
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Also try the BSAC site
http://www.bsac-se.org.uk/Wrecks.asp
Their co-ordinates seem to be pretty accurate.
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Err no, to be exact, tanks are used by the Army, bottles hold milk, goggles are worn by pilots and flipper is the name of a dolphin.

Divers carry cylinders, but you are correct 100% O2 is marvellous stuff for clearing a hangover, lighting a BBQ or stopping those nasty little bubbles expanding in your spine on the way back up to the surface
Most Divers I know call them Bottles. But Tanks and Cylinders are sometimes used.

By far the best site for wreck information is wrecksite.eu It gets directly updated by Admiralty sources. I use it for wreck diving as it is probably the most accurate available.

But it does cost 30 a year or so.
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www.southwestmafia.com and www.wrecksite.eu are the two best sources of wreck info for the South coast. This map was poached from a friend but will give you an idea of which wrecks to search for - the positions on SWM and Wrecksite are pretty accurate.




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