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  1. 12-Bolt

    12-Bolt Read Only Funster

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    Any sports (PADI-BSAC) divers / commercial proffesional divers in the community??:thumb:
     
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    Hi Bill,

    My son does, but mainly in Africa, unfortunaletly not a member on here.

    Regards
     
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    Hi Bill

    Yes i dive, in fact im a PADI staff instructor but dont get much time to teach anymore :cry:.

    When we decide to chuck our chips in over here and live in Turkey :thumb: i plan on teaching diving again for a school near our house in Turkey as i do miss it very much.

    Wifee and I are off to Sharm :Cool: at Easter for a week so i will do a days diving while she soaks up the sun, I love it in Egypt :thumb:

    Got quite a few good friends who are also instructors and another who dives commercially, in fact hes at Fort William doing his sat diving course at the moment.
     
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    Yep (well in spirit)

    I used to dive extensively, but the diving started to peter out when I moved to Taunton from Brixham in 1996.

    Am determined this year to loose some weight (I refused to buy big fat bastard sized semi dry suit) and to start again.

    The guys that I used to dive with all still dive and I am going to do a refresher course rather than "jump in the deep end!

    I now spend a lot more time down n Brixham so can get back into it

    Eddie (SAA diver)
     
  5. 12-Bolt

    12-Bolt Read Only Funster

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    Thanks for the heads-up lads.
    I qualified as a ships diver in the Royal Navy in 1974-ish. On leaving (79) went straight into civils diving which meant that I could be anywhere in the Uk diving in some of the crapiest locations that you could imagine and also some that you would'nt or could'nt. A shit outfall in Lossiemouth comes to mind.
    The company that I worked for was Fox diving in Giffnock just outside Glasgow. He unfortnately went bust and I headed out to the Middle East and basically never looked back. Dived on air to maximum depths of (-) 220 feet on air, that was until all the legislation came in. Air cutoff is now (-) 165, whereby anthing deeper is done on mixed gas (HEO2) or Sat diving.
    Not so active as I was was commercially as I do most of my diving from the control box watching what is happening through a camera mounted on a divers nut.
    My son and I actually qualified as PADI Open water divers at Puffin in Oban. her nibs, not wanting to be outdone decided to do hers in Key West Florida. Nice diving there.
    During family holidays we always get a couple of dips in. On the 10th of May 2011 I officially hang up my working fins and will call it a day. Not too long now. :thumb:
     
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    I qualified as a Rescue Diver and MFA with PADI. Not been diving for at least 8 years, so a bit out of practice.:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi bill
    Sheree and me are both open-water divers, hoping to do our advanced this year and go find my grandfathers ship which lays off the welsh coast.
    At least that's the plan !!!



    regards...nige
     
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    Hi,dived everyweek for about 12 years,got to dive leader and did deep water rescue qual.
    spent about 5 to 6 years training others in saa,although i was first at bsac.Not dived for about 5 years but do intend at taking up again at somepoint.
    DAVE
     
  9. Mark&Sue

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    I dive regularly, not bad when you get used to the taste! :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  10. 12-Bolt

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm very intersting reply. :RollEyes:
     
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    What ship would that be then?? Ive dived a few wrecks of Wales and your grandfathers ship may have been 1 of them!!:thumb:
     
  12. highwayman

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    Hi Dazzer
    It's the MV Norfolk Coast, lost in 1945
    Granddad was second officer and went down along with most of the crew courtesy of a german torpedo.
    To my knowledge the wreck hasn't been found or if it has it hasn't been identified.

    (off topic....apologies)

    Regards....nige
     
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    If this is the same one she is sitting in (-) 44 meters at the keel and the highest point is (-) 28 meters. Safe and careful diving chaps, and remember plan the dive and dive the PLAN. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Bill
    I've sent you a pm





    regards....nige
     
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    SSI Open Water and Padi AOW here

    Just back from the Maldives diving for a week, dived in Argeles sur Mer last summer when camping down there also

    Some pics here MobileMe Gallery
     
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    When was Gozo DSC 1700 scuttled, artificial reef?? :Cool:
     
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    The boat was the MV Karwela I think, it was sunk a couple of months before we dived it
     
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    I used to dive many years ago BSAC trained, but lost my nerve after an incident at Stoney Cove at 75 feet. I can't even use a snorkel now, wimp or what ? :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
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    Or what! Don't beat yourself up about it. We all have phobias, many of which seem completely irrational; yours is anything but irrational.

    I qualified PADI Advanced, but haven't dived for about 6 years or so. Sometimes miss it. Might pluck up courage to do a refresher sometime.:Smile:

    Hate cold water though.[​IMG] Learn't my diving in Suva, Fiji,[​IMG] which rather spoilt me for the cold and murky. If I can't do it in a lycra suit (or at most a 3mm steamer) it's too cold, and if I can't see 15 metres it's no fun.


    Just spoilt I guess.

    John
     
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    padi advanced open water was a diver in royal engineers before going offshore ended up in the drilling still dive with my son all year round
    last dive was just before christmass
     

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