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Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:03 am
by Renegadenemo
Andrea Doria is heralded as a difficult wreck to dive, I am told it is A bit of a Mecca for Tec divers.
I don't think it can be that difficult, it's in 70m but that's 30m less than Britannic. Certainly not a beginner's dive but almost routine for a tech diver. I suspect the reason it claims so many divers is because there's so many divers on it and the laws of averages claim the right number. Put the same volume of traffic on Britannic and it would push up the price of body bags.
There's a good book about diving the Doria called Deep Descent and another about the sinking called Colision Course if anyone is interested.

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:19 pm
by Richie
Speaking to some that have dived it, there are apparently issues with tricky currents too.

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:10 pm
by Renegadenemo
Speaking to some that have dived it, there are apparently issues with tricky currents too.
For tricky currents the Sound of Mull is a hard one to beat, or even the Farne Islands. I'd be interested to know what went wrong in this case - a fiver says it was a breather issue.

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:43 pm
by mtskull
mtskull wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:28 pm
quicksilver-wsr wrote:The Beaufighter is a rare bird indeed. Anyone who'd like to see one without diving off Malta can do so at Scotland's National Museum of Flight, at East Fortune airfield near Edinburgh. Nigel
There's also a nice one in the sea off Naxos, so I understand; right side up and all there. Must dive that one before I get too old....
Well, it is over 3 years since I wrote those words and, just to prove that 59 isn't too old, I dived the Naxos Beaufighter last Friday. A stunning dive and the fulfilment of all that I hoped to do when I first took up diving.
Second dive of the day was the MV Mariana, a bulk carrier run aground in 1981, allegedly in an attempted insurance scam. Her stern section lies at a max depth of 24 metres with her mast just breaking the surface, making for an interesting multi-level dive.
Here are a few photos; blame the dive master for the diver rather than the wrecks being the main subject matter and yes, I am the fat, bald one with the snorkel....


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Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:05 am
by Renegadenemo
Cracking pic's. One day I'll be a diver again. That made me all nostalgic...

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:11 am
by Richie
What you doing on a Saturday morning, before “shop”

I may be getting my first go on a breather this weekend !

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:39 pm
by sal diver
Boo! had to re register due to my old email be closed.

so how was your rebreather dive Richie? :D

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:10 pm
by Richie
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Amazing Sally ! thank you so much for taking the time to give me a try of it,



Lots to think about when using it, and that's before gas switching comes into play (or what ever you guru diver types call it).

what I did love was the fact all you hear is the solenoid firing behind your head, the air you breath is warm and moist rather than dry and cold, and although it is bulky on the surface, it seemed ok to wear / fly.


currently really enjoying being back in the water, but I am sat waiting for my ears to implode again and stop the party.

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:09 pm
by Richie
Sally took some pics of my unorthodox diving style whilst we were looking at the slipway yesterday hahaha.
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Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:51 am
by Renegadenemo
You look like a proper diver - except for the shot where your torch is pointing in the wrong direction... :lol: :lol: