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People have referred to the Andrea Doria as being the "Everest" of diving. I was wondering what YD-ers view as their ultimate wreck dive.

Obviously some on the above list are way out of most people's (and my) league but a man's got to dream!

Personally - Saratoga

You can also mention any personal favourites I've left out.
 

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<font color='#32CD32'>For me, just because of teh name and reputation it has, got to be the Doria.

I know it's not the most challenging anymore, but still has that reputation.

It's the one I want do and come back from safely.

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The Britanic has to be the pinical of the sport at the moment. The history and the depth being right up there at the limits of our sort of decompresion diving  maes it the ultimate chalange.

Frankly I am too old at 40 to consider atempting getting fit enough to dive her, I wish i had taken up UK diving as a kid it would be at the top of my list if I was 25-30again.

Right now my goal is the Lusitania @ 90m but I have set a limit of age 45 for this sort of dive so it has to be within the next 5 years.

ATB

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The Brittanic would be my choice also.

I did start diving as a kid - well a teenager - but I'm still building up to it.
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>my holy grail has to be the bonnehome richard if we or anyone ever really finds it
soooooooo much history in it
cheers
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Not on the list but I'd be interested to see the USS Monitor, I dived with some Yanks who'd done survey work on her and seen some of their pix, she's listed as a Marine Reserve or similar, the strong currents have produced some very interesting wildlife on her.
 

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<font color='#000080'>I went for the Doria as it's a more realistic (for me) goal than the Britannic


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Went for the Saratoga, not just because of the wreck, but the whole experiance, that and the fact that I was supposed to dive her this year.

But, the Lusitania is my most immediate goal, and yes I would like to see the Britannic.

The list remains endless. Unfortunatly, most of the wrecks I want to do require and expidition, not easy to find a group of like minded, qualified and experienced divers with the cash.

Lifes a bugger ain't it.

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I have to admit it, I'm way out of my depth here, some of these I've never even heard of, let alone know where/what they are. I've gone for the Yongala as I was supposed to do it a couple of years ago and it got blown off. It's too far to go back for, (Eastern Australia) so I will probably never do it, but it is a regret.

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<font color='#8D38C9'>How about none of the above

Something new that no ones dived before isn't that every divers dream?
 

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Quote[/b] (Steve W @ Mar. 19 2004,15:37)]Not on the list but I'd be interested to see the USS Monitor, I dived with some Yanks who'd done survey work on her and seen some of their pix, she's listed as a Marine Reserve or similar, the strong currents have produced some very interesting wildlife on her.
I think they've raised her and bunged her in a museum now Steve.

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<font color='#0000FF'>Andy and Mark,

It may be interesting to explore what an expedition to the Lusitania would entail.

Obviously not going to be cheap or easy but then nothing worthwhile ever is.

If YD can get 30 divers at stoney with 6 weeks notice, why not 6 divers on the lusitania with 30 months notice?

(I think I'd need that long (at least) to get more experienced!)

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Prince Eugene (spelling?) for me, but as the USS Sarratoga is close by i went for her. Hopefully 2006 that and/or Truk
 


Dream On

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Quote[/b] (narkedat50 @ Mar. 20 2004,09:39)]I have to admit it, I'm way out of my depth here, some of these I've never even heard of, let alone know where/what they are. I've gone for the Yongala as I was supposed to do it a couple of years ago and it got blown off. It's too far to go back for, (Eastern Australia) so I will probably never do it, but it is a regret.

James  
Just got my newest edition of DIVER and it features at least two of the above wrecks - the Yongala and the Mikhail Lermentov as part of their ultimate wreck world trip. Haven't read the article yet but the trip looks awesome!
 

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Quote[/b] (spike jackson @ Mar. 21 2004,12:28)]
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Quote[/b] (narkedat50 @ Mar. 20 2004,09:39)]I have to admit it, I'm way out of my depth here, some of these I've never even heard of, let alone know where/what they are. I've gone for the Yongala as I was supposed to do it a couple of years ago and it got blown off. It's too far to go back for, (Eastern Australia) so I will probably never do it, but it is a regret.

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Just got my newest edition of DIVER and it features at least two of the above wrecks - the Yongala and the Mikhail Lermentov as part of their ultimate wreck world trip. Haven't read the article yet but the trip looks awesome!
Every day I add another person to the list of people who p*ss me off!

Thanks Spike!

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Quote[/b] (Mark Chase @ Mar. 19 2004,15:19)]Right now my goal is the Lusitania @ 90m but I have set a limit of age 45 for this sort of dive so it has to be within the next 5 years.
<font color='#0000FF'>mark,
i am 45 yrs old this year and dont see it as a problem.
i intend diving the lusitania in june 2005 if your interested.
most of the prep stuff is already sorted and final names dont have to be in untill october.
cheers
barrie
 

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Quote[/b] (beanie @ Mar. 20 2004,11:16)]How about none of the above

Something new that no ones dived before isn't that every divers dream?
<font color='#0000FF'>beanie,
we have 7 new undived wreck sites waiting to be dived,so maybe we can fit in 1 or 2 during the week?
see you wednesday.
i got the bloody flu......mutter,mutter,mutter.
cheers
barrie
 
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