Tag Archives: Diving

Subic Bay, May 2010

After the Truk trip in April, were we all-wrecked-out? Not entirely. So given the opportunity to go to Subic Bay with Trevor over a Bank Holiday weekend in May, Rita and I jumped at it. We flew out of Hong … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 8 – San Francisco Maru

I asked Rob for a good wreck for my 600th dive and he certainly delivered. The San Francisco Maru was built in 1919 as a medium freighter. She had been in semi-retirement when the war started, but was used by … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 5 – Heian Maru

The Heian Maru is the largest wreck still in Truk Lagoon. She was built in 1930 as a passenger / cargo liner, but was converted in to a submarine tender. She was sunk on the 2nd day of Operation Hailstone … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 3 – Sutsuki Patrol Boat

The Sutsuki was originally a Momi Class destroyer and was built in the early 1920′s. They were fast, so despite their age, the Japanese decided that these destroyers would be useful for reinforcing Guadalcanal. At this time the Sutsuki was … Continue reading

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Truk Lagoon. Second dive – Betty Bomber

The Mitsubishi G4M Bomber, was codenamed “Betty” by the Americans. It was a land-based bomber built with speed and long-range in mind. Consequently weight was critical, and it was stripped of any equipment not deemed essential. One example was that … Continue reading

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Truk Lagoon – First dive – Yamagiri Maru

We were staying on the S.S. Thorfinn, and diving is done from tenders. They have two large 30ft RIBs with canopies that can take 8 divers comfortably and we had 11 on it for one dive later in the week. … Continue reading

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Truk Lagoon 2010

Over Easter I was fortunate enough to go wreck diving in Truk Lagoon. The trip had been planned for a while, and 22 of us chartered the Thorfinn liveaboard. Getting there from Hong Kong took the best part of a … Continue reading

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Dive: Basalt Island, 24 Jan 2010

On 24 Jan 2010, I went out with Hong Kong Underwater Club. The boat left from Tso Wo Hang up near Sai Kung at 09:30. I have to admit that I wasn’t feeling 100% after a fairly late night involving … Continue reading

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Results of BCD Survey

You can see the results of Super STAR Network’s survey on BCDs by going to their website. It showed that 50% of respondents had had a problem with their BCD, 42% rarely and 8% occasionally. The most common problems are … Continue reading

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Recall on Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Regulators

More recall news, this time from Cressi, who are recalling Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 regulators distributed between March and August 2009. The problem is related to the high pressure port being partially blocked which can lead to an inaccurate reading … Continue reading

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Recall for Dive Rite BCDs

After Halcyon’s problems with Over Pressure Valves last year, this time it’s the turn of Dive Rite.  The following quotation is taken from their website: The Over Pressurization Valve (OPV) springs found on Dive Rite wings manufactured between June 2006 … Continue reading

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10 Jan Dive: Crescent Island

While it might not be snowing here, Hong Kong has been a little chilly recently. So when I looked out of the window on a grey and frigid Sunday, I really didn’t fancy diving. But I’d signed up for a … Continue reading

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