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Team HPDW - 10/90 for the Boys
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Just wanted to say a big thanks to Andy Hayhurst for organising this weekends trip.
We booked on with Elfyn Jones who runs out of Amwlych
I had to travel almost 300 miles each way from London to Anglesey and would happily do it again.
Elfyn is a top class skipper who knows his onions and Stuart was a great help throughout the weekend.
We had an unknown for Saturday in about 60m and the Liverpool on Sunday (because of the weather) in about 40m or so.
Vis was in the 5-8m range

A few pictures:
Graeme and Dave wondering wtf is going on with the orange drysuit explosion



The sea as we steamed out on Saturday



A little something that came up on the 1st day



And how it cleaned up overnight



David "I am hunter. Hear me roar" Mills with Chris "Fish" laughing in the background
(Don't worry, it was released into the wild)


All in all it was a great weekend with a good bunch of people and a cracking way to start the UK gas diving season

Cheers
Paul
 

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Sounds like a cool trip. I did a dive on the Bell Virtue off Plymouth on the sunday but the vis was pretty grim past 40 and it was black, barely 2 metres with loads of shite in the water. Still nice to get a dive in though!
 

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Team HPDW - 10/90 for the Boys
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It was very dark at max depth on saturday but really brightened up above about 45m
Sunday was as bad and there was a huge amount of plankton in the water.
The seals came out to play on Sunday and we had Porpoises on Saturday.
The tidal range is huge from Angelsey and it never stopped running on Saturday, it just slowed down as it spun around before heading off the other way.
Elfyn's boat is a bit retro but a seasoned campaigner such as yourself George would feel right at home. :D
 

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The only difference on Sunday was the wind was a bit more lively so we stayed in close to the lee of the land.
No weakness was shown by any which means, this early in the season, that the sea was very flat.
I've had rougher rides out from Weymouth in July that I did on Sunday.
Given the wealth of wrecks all within 12-15 miles of the coast in Anglesey and in the 40-60m range and the lack of people diving them I can see a few more trips up there in the near future tbh.
 

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I would like to also add " A good time was had by all" (except my left goolie) It and Davids lobster didnt hit it off, the lobster won.........

Am already looking at a re-run of the Saturday wreck...
 

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Team HPDW - 10/90 for the Boys
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That was a classic.
Andy screaming in pain with a little baby lobster clinging on with one claw.
And it drew blood (Andy tells me)
Let me know if you manage to get another tip out to the unknown booked as I'd like a proper rummage around
 

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So we had team hunter, team hover , and team tango followed by a team lobster with everyone else on floor doubled up with laughter....

I think that about somes up whole weekends diving... lots of laughing and some diving thrown in for good measure..

looking forward to weymouth... for a some more fun :)

thanks to everyone for a good weekend

David
 

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we had about 2 metres on the penrhos out of conway - fair play to you - i didn't particularly like it at 16m, let alone that viz at 60 odd!!!

for info the plankton starts clearing up towards the end of june - July, August, Sept we often get 5-10m viz in the areas we dive (6/7 miles offshore, 35/40m depth) you probably get better the further/deeper you go, but no doubt Elfyn has told you this! :)
 

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cheers guys .
must have large plums that hayhurst chap , lobby seemed to have no prob latching on to em
should be a nice lamp when polished up , take it the report form is in the post :)
we,ve had a good run of weather and viz the last week or so but the inshore viz dropped down to a couple of meters on last nights dive .
will take a few weeks to clear.
sent andy some rematch dates so hope to see you all soon.
elfyn
 
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