I’m still alive…

21 05 2009

…just been really really busy at work and going on holiday.

This is an amalgamation of two dives on the Thistlegorm wreck in the Red Sea, earlier in May 2009. Things have changed a lot since my first dive on it in 2001.

I would imagine that those lucky enough to have dived on it much earlier than me would be horrified at the state of it now. This was brough home to me when I recently watched the Jacques Cousteau movie Le Monde du Silence which contains footage of the wreck in 1955.. Very very different.

Dinas Silica Mine

16 04 2009

If you read my trip report about extended range cave diving with Martyn Farr then this video will interest you. It’s taken inside the same mine where I did my extended range course..

Noxon Park Iron Mine

16 04 2009

I’ve been in here.. It’s actually a much more interesting place to dive than the Silica mines, but, it’s harder to get to. There is a little hike from the car park, but then there is a long trek inside the mine to the waters edge.. This footage is shot in the passages over to the right, where it is possible to dive a loop. Max depth on that dive is approx 22-25m

Florida Cave DIving

15 04 2009

Here’s hoping that my diving in France is as good as this..

If your names not John you’re not getting in…

19 02 2009

Yes !

I’ve been invited on a cave diving trip in June to the Dordogne..

Frankly, this could be the pinnacle of my diving career so far..

I have been interested in this stuff for ages, but haven’t found the time or opportunity to do much of it, certainly not in the UK. It’s not something to be undertaken lightly..

If you know anything about French cave diving then you’ll get a warm glow at the list we’re going to attempt to do..

“I would envisage diving at the Ressel, Trou Madame, St George, the Truffe and perhaps the Cregols”

So says the tour leader.. I’ve never been but they are pretty famous if you read up on the web.

Will blog more about it later, just needed to say something.. couldn’t sleep last night thinking about it !