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"Hello Scott - answers to your questions: We are opening ASAP - the hold up at the moment is the council's solicitor, who hopefully will sort things by the end of next week !!!! Times of opening - the same as it was in the past - w/days 10am - 5pm and w/ends 9am - 5:30pm. Night diving - yes - but we haven't yet sorted when. Fills - 10 & 12L 232B = £2:50p. 15L = £3 and Pony £1:50. Nitrox - we are hoping to add a membrane unit to the compressor, which will produce up to 40% oxygen - doing it this way - your equipment will not have to be O2 cleaned. - This will be in around 12 months time. Loose rocks and boulders - this is not our domain - only the centre, water and platforms. Ladder - we have designed our own - it is being made now - hopefully it will cater for all needs. Web Site - yes there 'will' be a web site - it could even be the first that Vivian had - as it is frozen at the server, because of non payment by the previuous owner.
John, [email protected], 26 September 2003 "
 

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Cheers for this Kirky,

Have you dived Viv? I've never been near her; what's she like? Interesting? So-so? Worth a trip?? I believe she's about 18/20 metres deep - true/false?
 

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<font color='#000080'>hiya Bren,
   Good few yrs since I've been to Vivian. Very small- you can easily do a full circuit of it in a 20min dive. If not busy expect around 10m vis most of time. Depth 20m if you invert yourself and swim into the mud, arm outstretched- i.e. 18m  
Used to be a short swiming-pool ladder from platform- glad to see they're binning that. Small hut in it, 6m GRP shipwreck, a trout and some newts in it. Spot on for training in the early days. Never outdo Dotty because you have to pay  
and we know what tightwads divers are  


ATB,
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Agree - in summer it resembles a jaccuzzi when there are 20 divers in it. Having said that it can be a very oppressive dive - sheer cliffs all round, great vis, cold and quite dark - great fun. There are a couple of blast houses in it, small wreck etc but you can swim around the whole place in 20 mins. Max depth I ever got was 18m.

Best fun I had was looking at my buddys face as he swam thru one of the blast houses and stabbed his BC on some slate - bubbles everywhere and I could still hear him effing and blinding. There also used to be the obligatory gnome garden, 6m platform (complete with naked female headless mannequinn

Its worth a dive but thats about it.

Nearly forgot - entry was either a 3 foot giant stride or a 6 foot one from the one entry point. We used to do this dive on the way back from Dotty. Good site for beginners
 

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I love Vivian having spent many a trainig afternoon there - maybe we should organise a YD trip there to help them launch it - anyone fancy liasing with the new owners to see if we can get a free trip with all the publicity we can offer?
 

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yep I would be on for that Jay. I did my open water in vivian and it's a sound place for newbie divers, being as it's so small that that you cant get lost!
I want to take bethi there once it reopens so maybe when it does someone can post it here for us???
jules
 

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I could atempt to liase with the new owners to try and get a free trip in return for a bit of publicity of the site.  If anyone has any objections then please post here,positive posts are good too lol.

DD
 

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A couple of old pics...
 

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Vivian is a nice quarry site but is extremely small so if we do a YD trip, I'd not recommend making a special journey just to dive it because you'll be disappointed. That said, I do like the place. Its a bit like Hodge Close only shallower and without the caves but its setting really is spectacular.
 

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Quote[/b] (Dangerous Diver @ Oct. 03 2003,13:00)]I could atempt to liase with the new owners to try and get a free trip in return for a bit of publicity of the site.  If anyone has any objections then please post here,positive posts are good too lol.

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go for it! we should passing out the info that it's back in business as it's another dive business that will only be there is if has customers
 

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"Vivian Diving Centre is opening on Sunday 26th October 2003 at 9am. More details will appear here later next week. "

Shit DaveJ - there goes our free dive !!!!
 

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hey there,

no word back from thenew owners as of yet about a YD dive at the sight.

DD
 
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