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Ok .. im willing to step back up to the parapet again ........

Shetland Isles

July 6th - 11th 2008


An Hjaltland en Norsk Fara ( A Shetland and Norse Voyage )
Put your name on the list and pm me your details if you wish to go .... please remember that the usual YD rules apply ... you are responsible for your place and if you sign up you are agreeing to attend.


1. Martin (deposit paid)
2. MartyC (deposit Paid)
3. Dobbo the Ninja (deposit + balance paid)
4.Gordon Mackie (deposit paid)
5.Doug McEwan (deposit paid)
6.Derek Borthwick (deposit paid)
7.Mike Malone (deposit paid)
8.Malx Gauld (deposit paid)
9. Chris Scott-Jupp (deposit paid)
10.Jen (deposit paid)
11.Space available
12.Space available
This trip will begin in KIRKWALL Orkney and will travel up to Shetland hopefully (given good weather ) on the evening of the 6th following a dive or two in the North Isles of Orkney.
the weeks trip will end in Lerwick, Shetland and you have to get home from there .....(its not hard)
Therefore ferries should be arranged as follows:
Aberdeen - Kirkwall 5th July
Lerwick - Aberdeen 11th or 12th July


Price will be £400.00 per diver and includes all diving, accoms, food, air fills etc.
it does not include mixed gasses and alcohol.
 

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Exceptional underwater visibility makes Shetland perfect diving country. Some of the most spectacular views in the islands are below the waves - submerged cliffs, stacks and caves of long-drowned shorelines. Shetland's profusion of underwater wildlife is truly astonishing, one of the richest marine environments around the British Isles. With 1450 km of coastline, 405 geos (coves), 351 caves, 205 skerries, 190 stacks, 158 natural arches and at least seven subterranean passages.
For wreck diving, Shetland has everything from historic wrecks (like the 18th Century Swedish East Indiaman and WWI steamship Gwladmena - both in Lerwick Harbour) to modern trawlers and the 1993 wreck of the huge tanker Braer. Also the shape of Shetland means that you can dive on almost any day of the year - there's always somewhere sheltered and the long hours of summer daylight are an added bonus, allowing you to pack more diving time into a week's stay.

Possible dive sites all dependant on prevailing winds, weather and tides:


Lunokhods (Lerwick) 15-30m
Klondiker sank in 93

Queen Of Sweden (Knab, Lerwick) 17m
protected wreck of a Swedish Eastindiaman

Gwladmena (Lerwick) 40m 900 ton
sank in 1918. intact

Glen Isla (Lerwick) 45m 1200 ton
Steamship sank in the entrance to Lerwick harbour

Samba (Lerwick) 10-35m 3000ton acid tanker
Sank after dramatic rescue near Lerwick harbour

Pionersk (Lerwick) 22m
Big Klondiker sank in 94

Leonatus (Lerwick) 60m
Torpedoed in 1917

Park Mill (Bressey Sound) 40m
was torpedoed by UC 40 in 1917

Green Lilly (Bressay)43m
Cargo ship sank in 1997

St Sunniva (Mousa) 25m
Passenger ship sank in 1930

Murrayfield (Mousa) 10-25m
Sank in 1942

The Brear (Sumburgh head) 18m
Masive Tanker sank in 1993 recently released as a diving site

Highcliffe (Papa Stour)36m
sank in 1940 popular dive with defence gun still visible

Oceanic (Foula) <30m
White Star line Liner very broken up due to shallow water
possible dive on slack water if we get perfect weather.

Jane (Yell) 20m 900 ton
steamship sank in 1920

E49 (Baltasound) 30m
mined in 1917


Hope you find all that interesting
none of the above are gaurenteed and we just have to see what the weather throws at us.

Last years trip report !http://www.yorkshire-divers.com/for...etland-mv-valkyrie-14th-21st-july-2007-a.html
 

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Hi. I'm new to signing up to YD trips. This looks good though. Hope I've read the destructions correctly. PM sent.

An Hjaltland en Norsk Fara ( A Shetland and Norse Voyage )
Put your name on the list and pm me your details if you wish to go .... please remember that the usual YD rules apply ... you are responsible for your place and if you sign up you are agreeing to attend.


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An Hjaltland en Norsk Fara ( A Shetland and Norse Voyage )
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Welcome aboard :D
 

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An Hjaltland en Norsk Fara ( A Shetland and Norse Voyage )
Put your name on the list and pm me your details if you wish to go .... please remember that the usual YD rules apply ... you are responsible for your place and if you sign up you are agreeing to attend.


1. Martin
2. MartyC
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Count me in Hazel, I promise not to call you Skippy or attempt to get bent!
I will need a buddy though.:)
 

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Shetland containers

Do you know if these crossings offer the free container transport ?
Cheers :)
They do containers (same as those use on the Hamnavoe) but have seemed to f things up on every trip that I have run over the last two years leading to heated arguments most weekends. The lessons are these:

Book the container well in advance.
Get any agreements ON PAPER so you can wave this under their noses when you get to the terminal.
Tell them they have done containers before when they deny that they do them.
STAND YOUR GROUND!! They do do them but very reluctantly.

They do not charge for the service.

This has been an issue that has left a bad taste on a week most weeks so be warned. My advice is to take a van but there you go.

That said, in every other aspect, northlink are superb!

HTH

Bob
 

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An Hjaltland en Norsk Fara ( A Shetland and Norse Voyage )
Put your name on the list and pm me your details if you wish to go .... please remember that the usual YD rules apply ... you are responsible for your place and if you sign up you are agreeing to attend.


1. Martin
2. MartyC
3.Gordon Mackie
4.Team Gnome
5.Team Gnome
6.Team Gnome
7.Team Gnome
8.Team Gnome
9.Team Gnome
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Trip almost full .... you snooze you loose



Last takers anyone ?


Hazel
 

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lol.. team Gnome are the group i just had on the boat the group Leader is Gordon who is fond of gnomes ....well actually he is obsessed with gnomes ! the rest of the group are not regulars on YD. a very nice friendly group :)

Hazel
 
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