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 the wreck. This was the most intact wreck so far and all team members thought they found guns! Large holes and entry points offered many opportunities for penetration. Vis was much improved over previous dives. Rob, Wayne and Percy were the only team members that avoided deco.

Second dive was on the SMS Karlsruhe – the most broken up ship of the German fleet in the ‘Flow which exposed the inner workings of the ship. All of he wrecks so far have had loads of sea-life, but this wet scrapyard was the best yet with abundant anemones, fish, and all kinds of starfish.

The day ended with a team visit to ancient stone ring of Brodgar and Wideford Hill (panoramic views over the Islands). The team finally headed back to base to experience a WayneH special chilli-con-carne with lashings of red wine.

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