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Neil and the Homicidal Seal

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long ago. OK so last weekend in Northland wasn’t that … Continue reading

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Diving the Great Wall Video

Before I left Hong Kong a number of us from South China Diving Club toyed with the idea of going up to Beijing and diving the Great Wall with Steven Schwankert of SinoScuba. Unfortunately it didn’t happen and it’s a … Continue reading

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Diver Dies of Heart Attack at Poor Knights

An American has sadly died over the weekend while diving at the Poor Knights. He was apparently 55 years old and an experienced diver who had been taking underwater photographs. As he was swimming back to the boat crew members … Continue reading

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Underneath the Arches – The Poor Knights, May 2011

To celebrate Rita getting a job and me becoming a kept man, last weekend we decided to go diving. Despite a less than impressive weather forecast, Friday afternoon saw us heading north from Auckland to Tutukaka. Not long after setting … Continue reading

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BSAC Incident Report for 2010 Available Online

BSAC’s Incident Report for 2010 is now available online. It contains details of incidents in the UK, or involving BSAC members overseas, and was presented at their Diving Conference in mid-February. 364 UK incidents were reported, which is inline with … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 17 – Kansho Maru

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Kansho is one of my favourite dives, but on our previous dive, we didn’t have enough time to explore the cavernous engine room properly. So we had a word with the dive … Continue reading

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Russian Tourist Dies Diving Marlborough Sounds

There are reports that a 58 year old Russian woman who was travelling as part of a group to do a dive on the wreck of the Mikhail Lermontov has died. It appears that she collapsed on the dive boat … Continue reading

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Dive Trip to the Canterbury

After a couple of shore dives in November that Jacqui kept telling me were not representative of New Zealand diving, Rita and I were ready to find out more about what proper New Zealand diving was all about. So it … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 16 – Nippo Maru

This is a wreck I’ve been looking forward to diving for many years. It’s one that up until now, I had always missed out on. Today that changed. The Nippo Maru was built in 1936 as a passenger and cargo … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 15 – Fujikawa Maru

Well it wasn’t long before we were back at the Fujikawa Maru. About 2 hours actually, this time for a night dive. This time we started at the stern gun, before heading into the steerage compartment.  Holds #5 and #6 … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 14 – Fujikawa Maru

This was our first dive this trip on the Fujikawa Maru, many people’s favourite wreck, and it’s certainly one of my favourites. She was built in 1938 as a passenger / cargo carrier, and was originally used to carry raw … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 13 – Hoyo Maru

We were anchored very close to the Hoyo Maru, and from the Thorfinn could see the shallow water that lies above her. She was a large tanker which was being repaired for torpedo damage, when she was sunk by bombs. … Continue reading

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