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Hi folks,

My name is Dave and I'm a keen wreck diver. Been diving since last September and now I'm starting to get kitted up. All my diving experience is in Scottish water and dry suited. Done the Breda and the Thesis just recently. Both great dives!

Going forward I'm really keen to start diving wrecks on a weekly basis (once I've got my own kit).

Cheers, Dave
 

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Hi Dave :)
I've just joined too - am not a diver (yet!). But I'm going to take the Open Water PADI course if I decide that I like the try dive I do this weekend (which I will!).

Anyway, I've found a lot of the stuff on here pretty helpful + interesting, so enjoy!

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So true pal - I'm heading over to Clyde next month to check out the Catalina Seaplane & the MV AKKA - so keen to check them out.

Also if anyone is selling 12l -> 15l cylinder 232bar for a good price please PM me.

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Hi Dave,

I'm based over In Glasgow, there is enough wreck diving in Scotland to keep you diving for a quite a while :)

Welcome to YD.

Gareth.
 

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Hi, I've been wanting to dive the Catelina for a while but no opportunity yet. If you like planes Divebunker visit a Grummen Avenger somewhere in the Firth of Forth, only about 15m deep. I haven't dived it but it's on my todo list.

Grumman Avenger Wreck

I'm from Edinburgh originally but living in Bristol right now so snatching dives in Scotland when I get a moment. St.Abbs is well worth a visit. The boats are cheap, the skippers are good.

Have fun

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Cheers for the recommendation the Grumman looks amazing!

Hi, I've been wanting to dive the Catelina for a while but no opportunity yet. If you like planes Divebunker visit a Grummen Avenger somewhere in the Firth of Forth, only about 15m deep. I haven't dived it but it's on my todo list.

Grumman Avenger Wreck

I'm from Edinburgh originally but living in Bristol right now so snatching dives in Scotland when I get a moment. St.Abbs is well worth a visit. The boats are cheap, the skippers are good.

Have fun

Iain
 

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So true pal - I'm heading over to Clyde next month to check out the Catalina Seaplane & the MV AKKA - so keen to check them out.

Also if anyone is selling 12l -> 15l cylinder 232bar for a good price please PM me.

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I'm not sure there is much of the Catalina left now. I've still not managed to dive on the Akka, only been here 2.5 years as well !
 

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There's effectively nothing left of the Catalina, just the odd bit of aluminium scrap and nothing recognisable as an aircraft. The days of being able to swim into the fuselage are long gone.


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That's a real shame :-/ I was looking forward to the fuselage swim through.

Any suggestions for other attractions in the Firth of Clyde?

There's effectively nothing left of the Catalina, just the odd bit of aluminium scrap and nothing recognisable as an aircraft. The days of being able to swim into the fuselage are long gone.


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That's a real shame :-/ I was looking forward to the fuselage swim through.

Any suggestions for other attractions in the Firth of Clyde?
The website you linked to covers the main wrecks in air diving range but is a bit old. The Curassier and Lady Isabella aren't really worth diving and the stern of the Champion is long since collapsed. The Iona is fascinating for its history and the Europa is good but seldom dived. Both are above Cloch point and the two main hardboats, Clutha and Flying Eagle, seldom venture above Cloch.

If you can, get a hold of Moir and Crawford's;

Clyde Shipwrecks (Scottish Shipwrecks): Amazon.co.uk: Peter Moir, Ian Crawford: Books

Oh, and welcome to YD!
 
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