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Scapa Diary – Day 6

Beauty and the Beast! The team set out from a slightly drizzly Stromness full of anticipation for the first dive on one of the big three German Fleet Battleships – the gigantic SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm (the Beast). Descending the shot line the team passed a rudder the size of a semi-detached house! Reaching the seabed

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Scapa Diary – Day 5

Congratulations to Chris Hill who has successfully qualified as Dive leader on this trip! The first dive of today was the SMS Brummer – a light mine-laying cruiser laying at 36m. The weather was overcast and cooler with a light swell. Similar to most of the German Fleet wrecks this was a dark wreck which

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Scapa Diary – Day 4

The team arose this morning to the best weather so far – a balmy, calm sunny day perfect for diving. Reminder to self – remember sun-cream tomorrow! Today was Percy the Posing Puffin’s inaugural dive. First dive of the day was on the SMS Coln – 38m to the bed, 25m from the top of

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Scapa Diary – Day 3

First day of diving on a perfect sunny Orkney morning. All aboard the John L at 9 o clock after a hearty breakfast to start fettling our kit whilst the skipper filled the cylinders. First dive was the SMS Dresden at a depth of 24m (top) to 38m (bottom). Visibility was unbelievable… Sea temperature was

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Scapa Diary – Day 2

The day-glow orange team bus struck out from Inverness at 8:15 following a swift breakfast aiming to make the 12pm ferry from Scrabster. The chip-fat fuelled team bus and support vehicle negotiated the winding country lanes and arrived at the end of Scotland ahead of time at the ferry terminal. Dive kit and luggage safely

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Scapa Diary – Day 1

At eight ‘o’ clock, the chip-fat fuelled, day-glow orange mini-bus (with no windows!)  departed Barnsley on its collection round of assorted divers including: PaulR, MarkR, MarkH, RobM and ChrisH followed by the backup support vehicle driven by WayneH). The team battled it way through a Yorkshire monsoon to rendezvous with the support vehicle at Scotch

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Follow us in Scapa Flow

Dear Club Members, Presently there are six members on a weeks diving trip to Scapa Flow (Orkney Islands). If you are interested you can follow our diving adventures (and other activities!) on our daily Scapa diary on this site. As a bit of fun we will be posting daily photos – try and pinpoint ‘Percy

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