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Old 18 March 2002, 07:13   #141
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Yeah but........

they'd all be in the marina bar anyway wouldn't they!
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Old 18 March 2002, 08:42   #142
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Yes, Allan, but....

having first arrived there by sea
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Old 18 March 2002, 08:58   #143
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Yes Peter but ....

Only if it were a flat calm day ........
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Old 18 March 2002, 12:24   #144
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Well, I have been IN the Bristol Channel throughout the year (hm, actually got a waveski - sorry I know this is a RIB forum) and got my fair share of "ice cream" head!!!

So, when we get though the summer....!
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Old 18 March 2002, 13:17   #145
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boatings fine in the winter-we do it all year too -depending on what youre doing. Eddies right -thoughts of sitting in the confined space of a tiny inflatable when you've just hauled yourself out of the water from a cold water winter dive just aint fun - or safe.
Solent chop-pah. Come up here where we have proper tides - 10.4 metres at Easter - and see what wind over tide over shallow water can really do!
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Old 18 March 2002, 13:41   #146
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Touchay

(sorry, couldn't work out how to display an accent).

This will no doubt get Stealth tp mention his 13.5m tides
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Old 18 March 2002, 13:44   #147
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There are 2 distinctly different things here....

1. Boating - be it in a RIB or Inflatable - is great at an time of year - and a bit of 'weather' can add some spice to it - but a day when it's like a mill pond and you can skim accross the sea without a care in the world is an experience that has little equal.

2. Diving - around the coast of the UK - in winter - is surely only for those amongst us who have serious gaps in their social lives !!


Now, diving in the Red Sea at Sharm-el-Sheikh in warm, clear waters with coral reefs and shoals of colourful marine life - that is where diving should take place.

(As I will be doing frm 14 - 20 April )
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Old 18 March 2002, 16:08   #148
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Not in my book...

Sorry Graeme, can't agree with you there! I've dived around the world (I'm not going anywhere unless there is water!) and even after I've just come back from the cristal clear waters of Bonaire I can't wait to get into the water here. You just can't compare the two (other then getting wet in both cases)...

Often just being under water, away from it all, does the trick for me...even in zero degree & zero viz

Eddy (waiting for his gills to grow...)
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Old 18 March 2002, 16:20   #149
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Yes Eddy - but you are Dutch - and supposed to be a bit strange ........


(only joking)


I am an 'any weather' boater - but only a 'fair weather' diver
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Old 18 March 2002, 16:46   #150
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dive scotland after new years eve/hogmanay north of the border fine way to forget the hangover - too busy worrying about the hypothermia - great stuff
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