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Nothing to do with diving
mo - 2/01/2009 9:32 AM
I did enjoy reading this and just thought I would share it with you all A 98-year-old woman wrote this to her bank. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the Times. Dear Sir, I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three ’nanoseconds’ must have elapsed between his presenting the cheque and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honour it. I refer, of course, to the automatic...
163 UK Wrecks 163 UK Wrecks
mo - 9/03/2008 9:54 AM
The co-ordinates below are given in Degrees, Minutes and decimals. Therefore one minute of latitude would equal approximately 1854 metres, and on the South coast of the UK one minute of longitude would equal approx 1195 metres. Wreck Co-ordinates Typical Depth Sunk Area Adamantios J Pithos 51 40.47N; 05 10.16W
A Mixed Day Of Diving A Mixed Day Of Diving
mo - 9/03/2008 5:45 AM
Sunday 31st August was a very mixed day of diving, the week leading up to Sunday the weather had been calm with only light winds, the prospects for good vis and a calm sea looked promising, a discussion about which site to dive commenced, it was agreed that our frist dive would be the wreck of the wooden sailing ship Calburga which went down in 1912, the wreck is at 35m, when we arrived at the site we were disappointed to find a large dive boat anchored over the wreck site, there looked to be si...
Mo’s Reef Mo’s Reef
mo - 8/18/2008 11:50 AM
West Wales Diving 17 August Took a call from my buddy on Saturday afternoon, the prospects for diving Sunday was not looking good, the dive centre said it was 50-50 chance that we would be diving due to bad weather and poor vis. On Sunday morning we had around a meter and a half of swell, which reduced to less than a meter by mid afternoon, so the sea state was ok, now what would the vis be like, As we dropped in for the first dive we had three and a half meters, which was far better than expect...
Hyperbaric Chambers in the UK
mo - 8/14/2008 6:14 AM
For urgent information on diving emergencies in England, Wales or Northern Ireland telephone (07831) 151523 In Scotland call (0845) 408 6008 and ask for the on-call hyperbaric consultant. Outside the U.K. contact theDivers Alert Network At Sea contact the coastguard on VHF channel 16 Do not assume that the nearest recompression facility is the most appropriate for treatment. Hyperbaric Medicine UnitAberdeenScotland0845 408 6008Dunstaffnage Marine LaboratoryArgyllScotland01631 563175Ninewells Cha...
UK dive info UK dive info
mo - 8/07/2008 12:23 PM
Diving Bodys Padi - BSAC - Insurance Westfield - Dan - Direct travel - Buddy in depth - Divemaster - Manufacturer Homepages Mares - Apex - Aqualung - Scubapro/uwatec -
Airlines and Dive Gear Airlines and Dive Gear
mo - 8/07/2008 12:17 PM
1. British Airways 23kg + 23kg dive gear (in seperate bags) FREE. 2. Astraeus 20kg + 5kg dive gear FREE (Egypt only. All destinations: 10kg dive gear for £20, 25kg dive gear for £50). 3. Emirates 20kg + 10kg dive gear FREE. 4. Malaysia 20kg + 10kg dive gear FREE (may need a bribe here and there) According to website hates divers! http...
Anderson Reef, Abercastle, West wales Anderson Reef, Abercastle, West wales
mo - 8/04/2008 11:52 AM
Anderson Reef, Abercastle, West wales Sunday August 3rd Arriving at the dive centre just after 9.00am, I ask Bruce the owner of the centre what was the plan for the day, the reply, diving, :) we take the rib down to the small harbour of Abercastle, the conditions are a little sloppy. We head of east and soon find a spot where the sea is protected by a number of small islets, the depth sounder is showing 16 meters, Bruce and Mark head down the anchor line as Ann and myself make ready to enter the...
Abercastle July 20th Abercastle July 20th
mo - 7/22/2008 6:42 AM
The day started with blue sky and just the faintest breeze, with my dive kit loaded I set of on the 90 mile trip at 7.30am, I was to meet Ann at Abercastle at 9.30am, at around 8.30am the wind started to increase in strength, not a good sign, arriving at the dive site it was apparent the we would not be diving that day, wind was gusting to around 25 miles per hour, Ann arrived a short time later took one look at the conditions and with disappointment in her voice declared, well that’s it no divi...
Diving related acronyms
mo - 7/06/2008 10:21 AM
AA Assisted Ascent AAS Alternative Air Source ABC Airway, Breathing, Circulation (casualty assessment) ABJ Adjustable Buoyancy Jacket ABLJ Adjustable Buoyancy Life Jacket ABT Actual Bottom Time ACI Assistant Club Instructor (BSAC) AD Advanced Diver (BSAC) Adventure Diver (PADI) ADT Actual Dive Time
This made me smile
mo - 5/16/2008 2:58 PM
Zen advice1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead.Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow.Do not walk beside me either.Just pretty much leave me the hell alone.2. It’s always darkest before dawn.So if you’re going to steal your neighbour’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.3 . No one is listening until you fart.4 . If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a mortgage payment.5 . Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.That way, when you criti...
Mens Rules Mens Rules
mo - 4/22/2008 12:40 PM
These are our rules!Please note.. these are all numbered "1 " ON PURPOSE! 1. Men are NOT mind readers.1. Learn to work the toilet seat.You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down.We need it up, you need it down.You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.1. Crying is blackmail.1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work!Strong hints do not work!Obvious hints do not work!Just say it!1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every quest...
You know you`re addicted to scuba diving when You know you`re addicted to scuba diving when
mo - 2/08/2008 12:28 PM
Every morning the sound of shaving foam (psshhhht) makes you want to go diving. You actually like wearing a full-length wetsuit, hood, gloves, boots, fins, mask, snorkel, buoyancy compensator, compressed air tank, scuba regulator, dive computer, a knife strapped to your inside calf, and 7 kg of lead around your waist, but people look at you strange in the office. The local dive shop people recognise you - on the telephone. You automatically breathe out when you walk up a flight of stairs. You su...
how well do you know the world how well do you know the world
mo - 1/10/2008 12:01 PM
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Well that`s the end of 2007 Well that`s the end of 2007
mo - 1/02/2008 7:08 AM
Well 2007 is over and forward we fin into 2008, well 2007 diving got off to a slow start, it wasn’t until the 1st of June what I got my first dive in, that was in Cyprus at a site the locals call Fish Stone, no surprise when at around 5m there sits a flat stone around eight feet in diameter where the dive schools take there customers on discover scuba dives. This dive was followed by two more dives one at a site named Tunnels and Caves depth 15m and then a site named Chapel, so named due to the ...
how many will you get right? how many will you get right?
mo - 12/26/2007 7:18 AM
1. Which one of the following is the testing standard for a steel diving cylinder in the UK BS EN 1968 BS EN 1802 BS5045 BS5430 2. A Standard cylinder is filled to 232 Bar, This is called the? TP WC WP TC 3. How many litres of air does a 12 Litre cylinder hold when it is filled to 232 Bar? 19.3 2784 12 232 4. Cylinders should be visually tested every ____ years and hydraulically tested every ____ years. What are the missing numbers? 2 and 5 1 and 4 2.5 and 5 2 and 4 5. What pressure of air is de...
Trearrdur Bay, Anglesey Wales UK Trearrdur Bay, Anglesey Wales UK
mo - 12/13/2007 7:07 AM
Trearrdur bay is one of the most popular diving sites on Anglesey. It is glorious in good weather with spectacular views and plenty of places to relax and chill out. It is well supported by shops and there are two locations where you get air etc. The most popular diving area is Ravenspoint as seen in the photograph. Toilets are about 1 mile away and watch out for the traffic wardens, they are very vigilant around here. many a good day diving has been spoilt by the yellow ticket on the windscreen...
Skomer Island Uk Skomer Island Uk
mo - 12/11/2007 6:38 AM
Skomer Island boasts a range of diving sites whether you’re a novice or an experienced diver. Here you’ll find intact wrecks, cliff dives to 45m, drift diving, shallow reefs, lots of seal activity during certain times of the year and also a huge variety of bird life that has a habit of dive bombing you during your safety stops! Rye Rocks Rye Rocks are a group of rocks on the west side of North Haven on Skomer Island, and are quite often inhabited by seals that are just hanging out. At low to mid...
Lundy Island UK Lundy Island UK
mo - 12/10/2007 12:11 PM
The diving season on Lundy is short but spectacular. The visiblity is good enough for diving from the end of April to the end of September. The tides of the Bristol Channel are fierce but the island lies N-S in a tidal stream that is mostly E-W, so there is always some part of the island with slack water. Dive the west side on the ebb and the east side on the flood. Below the surface of the sea there is magnificent scenery and a huge variety of marinelife, some of which is unique to the British ...
Wrecks Off The Welsh Coast Wrecks Off The Welsh Coast
mo - 12/07/2007 8:49 AM
Gramsbergen. Wreck. 52 00`31"N 04 56`18"W A cargo vessel of 498 tons. She sank in 1954 after breaking her anchor chain, and before she could restart the engines she hit the rocks. All 11 crew were rescued, but the RNLI Lifeboat had to be rescued when she fouled her prop with some rope. Lies off the cliffs at Penrhyn around the corner past Abergwaun out of Fishguard harbour. She lies in 11 metres of water, with the tides week. Visibility is very good, and tides slack. Salus. Wreck 52 01 44N 05 03...