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<font color='#0000FF'>So, If you had the cash and the incentive to pack up and go, where would you move to in the UK?

Personally, i would need somewhere with:-

Excellent diving
Good schooling
Pubs, clubs & restraunts
Buisness centre/city relatively close
Airport
Good public transport etc

i.e. Somewhere that the diving is ace but you don't need to be a farmer or fisherman to bring the cash in and survive.
......So I guess mull is out


No offence to any farmers/fishermen.
 

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It's not the UK, but Cork would seem to have all of those.

Or somewhere along the south coast Southampton/Portsmouth etc
 

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Got to be Swanage in Dorset, diving is great, Bournmouth is close by, don't know much about the schools. There are some fantastic pubs around there. Bournmouth airport has it's very own cut price airline, public transport sucks, but then find me somewhere it doesn't.

Actually, what on earth am I still doing here.

Andrew
 

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Quote[/b] (Frogman @ Mar. 18 2004,07:43)]So, If you had the cash and the incentive to pack up and go, where would you move to in the UK?
Nowhere, thanks! I've got all that and more here  
 

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<font color='#8D38C9'>Plymouth
diving 0-80m
accessability 1hr to portland 1.5 to the manacles
loads of drinking establishments - and some of them aren't too rough
 

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Sorry folks but it had got to be central Scotland.  Can do the Sound of Mull in a day trip, dive the lochs 365 days a year or head over to St Abbs, Dunbar etc.

Lucky I live here already
 

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Whats wrong with the south coast?  It seems to have all the above criteria.  Ok, I've never lived down there but you'd have to consider it.  Besides I assumed that if you had the money and choice you would head to where the weather's good, or as good as you can get in the UK, so Scotland is surely out.
 or, as the great sage Connolly put it "of course its f***ing raining, its Scotland".
 

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Quote[/b] (Timing @ Mar. 18 2004,13:05)]Whats wrong with the south coast?  It seems to have all the above criteria.  Ok, I've never lived down there but you'd have to consider it.  Besides I assumed that if you had the money and choice you would head to where the weather's good, or as good as you can get in the UK, so Scotland is surely out.
 or, as the great sage Connolly put it "of course its f***ing raining, its Scotland".
south coast good points
Great diving

Loads of wrecks

Whats wrong?

House prices
Cost of living
Traffis congestion
tourists
Average Reaurants with high London prices
Bloody wind!
Marina fees
average Viz
 

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Quote[/b] (Timing @ Mar. 18 2004,17:00)]Well, that's why I live in Yorkshire.
Same here!

What made me laugh was that the other night one of the divers I was chatting to said 'There's more wrecks on this coast than anywhere else in britain' referring to the area around Scarborough and Flamborough Head.

That may be true, but you can't bloody see them! 20cm viz if you're lucky, and a 45 minute boat trip for a 30m dive.

Don't get me wrong - I love diving by the light house as there's loads of stuff there (including a large anchor I found one day - about 8 foot long) and the viz can be OK, but the walk down a sheer cliff is soooooo knackering on the way down and doubly so to get back to the carpark.

Me? I used to live in Penzance, and I loved it there. I'd move back there tomorrow if I could.

Mark.
 
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