Thanks to PaulR for organising a great trip – even the weather was perfect! All of the daily updates and photos from the dive trip have been pulled together into the archive below:
Friday 13th – Scrapheap Challenge The team decided to finish its last day of diving on more relaxing dive sites of the SMS Seydiltz debris field, and a return visit to the WW2 German Corvette ‘F2’ and the 1995 wreck of the dive boat ‘MV Mara’. The first dive was onto the Seydlitz debris field
“Guns ‘n’ Roses” Today was the day of repeats – the team re-visited the SMS Coln and the Block Ship ‘Tabarka’. First dive was the SMS Coln for which the team had set itself the objective of finding and photographing the three sets of guns – the 88mm high elevation gun, and, the two sets
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
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
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
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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