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And I'm looking at you Mr Davey Willo! Need to organise the bank holiday dives for August. St Abbs seems as good as any to me but any other suggestions are fine. Things to remember:

1. Book the dive boat (if boat diving)
2. Source local accomodation (camping seems the norm now)

I expect to see this all organised by the time I return! (hehe) :whip:

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OK it looks like I've had my instructions....

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where we go or is everyone happy with Abbs, after all it has everything we can want, from fantastic diving to great campsites and divers are totally catered for... I'd like a plan 'B' tho  incase of unfriendly winds....

All suggestions for the venue welcome but whatever we decide it'll have to be soon as its already the beginning of August.

Who know anything about loch Fyne?? diving?? marine life?? camp sites?? etc etc....
 

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You just better organise it for when I'm off work or there'll be trouble bouyo... :ninja:
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Quote[/b] ]All suggestions for the venue welcome but whatever we decide it'll have to be soon as its already the beginning of August.
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Also there is Wheasle loch, Eyemouth, North Berwich......
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Quote[/b] ]Who know anything about loch Fyne?? diving?? marine life?? camp sites?? etc etc....
<span =''>Yup. Ammers, Frog and myself all dive Loch Long, Loch Fyne. LF is a bit of a further trek but St Cat's and especially Furnace Quarry rock as dive sites (fishing boat in 42m). Camping (and Congar alley, torpedo run, spitfire) can be found at Ardgarten, just up from Arrochar at the head of the loch. LL also has Finniart (A-Frames from an old WW2 US Navy pier that was "disposed" of) and the Caves (massive boulder shrewn dive - take a rope for the "little" climb down the waterfall).

Not forgetting the famous Pit Stop Cafe :icescream:

(Edited by Driftwood at 7:38 pm on Aug. 1, 2002)
 

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Erm - when is the Bank Holiday? (Shift-workers curse; never know what day it is or what's so special about it!)
 

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We don't have an August Bank Holiday in Scotland ... it's at the end of Sep instead.

I'm off to Abbs tomorrow <me gloats>

and Prays for nice weather.
 

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Obviously not praying enough ...

Abbs off this w/e ... force 6 at the moment and boats are being taken out of the water ... looks like a stinker.

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Thats a shitter Gav, but never mind bro theres always another day... I'm fairly keen to try some inland stuff i.e. Hodge Close, Wastwater etc if anyones up for this sort of stuff while we're blown out then let me know.

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Thats a shitter Gav, but never mind bro theres always another day... I'm fairly keen to try some inland stuff i.e. Hodge Close, Wastwater etc if anyones up for this sort of stuff while we're blown out then let me know.

Dave.
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Question is - do you have the balls for St. Mary's Loch? Freshwater loch on peat! From about 4m down it is essentially a night dive due to zero light getting past the "pink" water (bacteria). Perfect bouyancy control needed as often there are no visible points of reference and if you touch the bottom you will a) lose your torch beam to about 0.5m b) sink into the bottom!!!!
 

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Question is - do you have the balls for St. Mary's Loch? Freshwater loch on peat! From about 4m down it is essentially a night dive due to zero light getting past the "pink" water (bacteria). Perfect bouyancy control needed as often there are no visible points of reference and if you touch the bottom you will a) lose your torch beam to about 0.5m b) sink into the bottom!!!![/quote]

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Tell him about the shipping channel in the mouth of the River Tees for gods sake..... and the fact that our testicles are the size of an elephant who hasn't seen mrs elephant for ooooh six months or so....   ;)

(Edited by Dave Williamson at 3:40 pm on Aug. 3, 2002)
 

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Question is - do you have the balls for St. Mary's Loch? Freshwater loch on peat! From about 4m down it is essentially a night dive due to zero light getting past the "pink" water (bacteria). Perfect bouyancy control needed as often there are no visible points of reference and if you touch the bottom you will a) lose your torch beam to about 0.5m b) sink into the bottom!!!![/quote]

Whats the point in diving there then?
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Whats the point in diving there then?
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Freshwater - not much of that around Scotland (except Loch Lomond and a few others)
Dark - good for training night dives during the day
Crappy bottom - great for learning bouyancy control!
 

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yes frankly we of the Skelton Coast have cojones like melons and enjoy diving in what is basically diluted sh*te. Dave's plan is to dive in the shipping channel in the Tees estuary - lose your buoyancy control and you end up wrapped around the propshaft of a Taiwanese flagged coaster. Could be nasty. :cut: Incidentally Dave I was scouting around on the DiverNet website for information on the U-boat off Roker - that could be an interesting gig if we could avoid getting arrested for diving in the fairway...
Drift it's clear that you're familiar with that old army institution the NEWD - night exercise without darkness! :shades:
 

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yes frankly we of the Skelton Coast have cojones like melons and enjoy diving in what is basically diluted sh*te.
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You're well suited for the UK then! :lol:

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Quote[/b] ]Drift it's clear that you're familiar with that old army institution the NEWD - night exercise without darkness! :shades:
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Yup, ScotSAC basic training involves a simulated (pool) dive with a mask coated in loads of black paint.... It's a great test of bouyancy control when your only reference is the guy leading you by one arm.... Yikes!
 
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