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Hi All,

I am off down to Plymouth next week, we can't get into our accomodation until 1900 sunday evening. The idea of a shore dive has therefore been floated. Does anyone know directions of how to get to the deepish shore dive in Plymouth people often talk about - sorry I can`t remember the name (I thought it was devils point until I saw the post about that in this forum).

I have heard you have to do it on slack too, is this the case?

We are a very experienced group, so there are no worries there. I expect we won`t even think about hitting the bottom of it.

Any info greatly appreciated!

Paul
 

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Sunday 27 July i hope.. Millbay pit is the one to go for.  High tide is 17:34.  I'll be there in a green escort van although i won't be doing the deep dive (too scared) but i can give you good directions and instructions for the dive.  You'll only get 47m though.  Devils point needs a bit of knowledge but it's not rocket science, an hour before high at this sight on springs but that isn't until Tuesday.
 

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Hi Doug,

It will be sunday 3rd august. I have perhaps mis-led you slightly on our depth wishes. A 20m splash is absolutley fine - and after a 7 hour drive, probably better than computer bending before a weeks diving!

I have been doing a bit of research (though I haven't come accross millbay pit). I think that about 1600 on sunday will be an hour past low tide - assume that means diving devils point will be a no go. What is the situation with Millbay as far as tides go?

Thanks for the offer of advise if we had of been there tomorrow though!

Cheers,

Paul
 

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Low water diving is not good on any of the sites.  Viz is down to less than a metre on low water in Millbay pit and Firestone bay and on springs you can't get up to the steps at Devils point, so you have to swim all the way round to the beach.  It was lovely in there today '26/7/03' , i only got to 25 metres but i'd forgotten how nice the shallow bit is.  We saw a few nudibranchs, cuttlefish and a good sized edible crab.  I might do Devils point tomorrow just to wind Mdemon up because he's hurt his back and can't lift his own gear.
 

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I heard that!!!

Don't mock the afflicted!


By the way, did you get RB'd today, or did the Scarlet Pimpernel turn up?  No comms from him my end...


Back improving.  Will try and get down next week.  I'll wait until it's better, and then f*** it up all over again...
  Still, the quack gave me loads of pills, so I might as well use 'em up!
 

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I'll lift your gear out of the car for you, you cripple.  No i  got RB'd, Load of old nonsense about no signal at Hope (which is true).  Possibly Tuesday evening.  I dived anyway, that's the good thing about Firestone, their is always somebody to dive with.  My mate used my old backplate and harness set up, i knew once he'd had a go that he would be convinced, so we done the usual to reduce the stress on him.  Cuttle fish and thornback were yesterdays highlights although the viz was down to 4m.
 

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Still haven't heard anything.  If i do get RB'd i'll just have to take the same attitude as everyone else and slag him for eternity.  Still, it hasn't happened yet. I'm not bothered because if he doesn't turn up, i'll just dive with somebody else or do it solo.  Wait till one of your silly little plastic clips breaks after you've paid 30 quid for the boat, then you'll see why a one piece harness makes sense.
 

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I'm not worried about breaking sodding clips, that's what cable ties are for!  I'm more worried about breaking my damn back!!!


I have to say that if you do get RB'd I feel entitled to join you in slagging him to eternity - I spent ages trying to get communication sorted, directions etc!  No calls or text yet.  He never phones, he never writes...  
 

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How sad is that looks like he really is infamous, just dropped in on the thread and I know who you are referring to.

So is that the slang now ....

RB'd - When a planned buddy fails to turn up as agreed.

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It's not supposed to be that obvious.  If enough of us use it, it could end up in the Oxford dictionary in a couple of years time.  It's not finished yet, he's got until 18:01 to sort something out, after that he gets relegated to the arsehole league.  The trick is with unreliable people is to arrange everything as though they're not going to turn up and then you don't ruin your evening,day,weekend waiting for them.
 

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Just sent him another text, msg received too.  Over to him.

My back feels fine, so it must be about time I went diving again!  You in tomorrow night?  If so, I fancy a splash...
I think I may have landed a job (touch wood), so might as well make the most of the time  have left...  
 

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That's it, he had a chance to gain an allie but he blew it by not even bothering to text a cancellation excuse.  Robert Beale is obviously a person who cannot be taken seriously.  If this is how he behaves on the surface ie, unorganised, inconsiderate, selfish , what is he like in the water ?.  Sod him, i'll have to agree with everyone else who he has fannied about.

PS. Everything after ie was a quote about me from the wife, so i can't take credit for any of it.
 

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Hi Guys,

Just got back from 2 weeks in the south west, report to follow!

I am just a little worried my surname might get me tarred with the same brush as Robert Beale, who sounds like a complete plonker (and has his name spelt wrong!!). I am not this idiot. I don`t think there has been any inference that I am, but I just wanted to make it clear!!

Looked at Thurlestone on sunday (3rd aug), it was a beautiful day and far too hot to zip into a boil in the bag suit, so we had a paddle instead!!

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<font color='#0000FF'>ching!.... the penny drops!!

i take it mr Beale is still up to his tricks then.

a couple of months ago i was at home and paying a trip to babbacome, i contacted doug and indeed RB, i sent rob the same text as doug saying babbacome at a given time.

doug and i agreed on a dip or three and RB sent me a text back saying "when and where" forgive me, but i figured that babbacome 0730 was pretty clear.

unfortunatly, later that afternoon i was knocked off my bike  by a grockle who couldnt tell her left from right and my diving for the weekend was up the spout due to a mashed collar bone, not that it mattered as the easterly's ripped the coast up the next morning anyway.

one of the forums were having a RB disscussion a while ago and i wrote something simmilar, to which he had the cheek to demand an apology for.......which he didnt get of course!!

i think he's a trip troll.

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (nitrox @ Aug. 23 2003,12:26)]
unfortunatly, later that afternoon i was knocked off my bike  by a grockle who couldnt tell her left from right and my diving for the weekend was up the spout due to a mashed collar bone, not that it mattered as the easterly's ripped the coast up the next morning anyway.
Didn't you know that grockles can't drive in the countryside
.  Give me a shout next time your down here and we'll sort something out as long as it's not from Derriford.
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>or stone house!! or indeed for that matter, the ****** on union strasse!!

will do mate

mail us yer number, ive lost it!!

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47m! thats not a deep shore dive. I can think of two here in the 100's. One that is 120m straight down 6 inches from shore and another 130m more or less vertical from a pier. Now thats a deep shore dive!
 
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