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mccmarc
posted : June 19, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
hi
was jusrt wondering of peoples exsperience diving on the coast i have not long past my padi open water and would like to go and do coastal dives i know i have to build up my exsperience inland first
just after ideas of what to exspect interested in hearing different exsperiences
cheers mac

 
alib
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
hi...where abouts do u live ???? near the the coast....im iin the northeast and like u am newley qual owd...just got my suit and am looking forward to goin in the sea again on sat coming at st.marys....its great fun....

 
james b
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
Hi im not sure about building up your experience inland first, i think it just depends where you dive and with you. I did my OW course dives in the sea at babacombe, which is a nice sheltered site with lots to see and it doesn't get too deep for safe diving for newbies. (I have been down to 11m there but that is a fair way out from the shore). If you dive with a more experienced diver (preferably with shore support) then there shouldn't be any problems at all with diving in the sea. I have done about 30 dives now and only 8 are inland dives. If you want any ideas about where to go if your in the south west let me know, i dont mind going out with a new buddy if you fancy it let me know.

 
alib
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
hi....how did u find babbacombe in devon....i just completes my ow training there iin the beginnig of may and it was my first time in the water and loved it.....saw some lovly pollock and cuttle fish.... was impressed...

 
james b
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
Lucky you ali, i've dived babbacombe in may the last 2 years and not seen a cuttle fish yet. I like babbacombe, its easy to get to, parking is ok (the drive back up from the car park can be hairy) Its shallow and has lots of different habitats around so plenty of different species. If your in to depth and wrecks its not for you, but for no nonsence long (i.e. shallow) dives with plenty of animals to see babbacombe is the place to be, especially may to september


 
Shane
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
Swanage is nice easy diving. It's shallow for a long long way out, easy to navigate under the pier and there's some good sea life too. I have an inkling that the tides aren't too strong there either but I don't know that for a fact.

Have also dived with Fathom n Blues at Portland who have some good dive sites nearby, although the time I was there the visibility was quite poor - still enjoyed it though.

 
mccmarc
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
i have only dived at carpenwray i would love to dive on the east cost at the moment i live in york so places like whitby scarbourgh would be perfect for me does any one hail from them there parts

 
mccmarc
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
were abouts is st marys located

 
mccmarc
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
if anyone does want to buddy up and go sea diving i would love to go on th north east coast mccmarc@ntlworld.com

 
alib
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
Whitley Bay.... through tyne tunnell up on coast road ( A1058 ) for W.Bay.... follow 1058 ALL the way to sea front turn left.... keep driving along the prom and u will end up at the lighthouse.... approx 10 - 15 min max from tunnell..need nemore help email me..... alisterbate@hotmail.com.....happy diving....

 
alib
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
is there anywhere to dive at scarbourgh...bridlington. area.....my caravan in filey it ould b quite handy..........cheers.....

 
mccmarc
posted : June 20, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
cheers for that but am not sure were to dive on the coast am dying to know

 
James SW
posted : June 22, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
Hi all,
Can somebody give me directions to the best diving site at Babbacombe,I live in th south west but I have never dived there, would love to give it a go.

James
info@crewkernecleaning.wanadoo.co.uk

 
mC
posted : July 19, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
Hey up
a chap got in touch with me frome a boat called saltburn near middlesbourgh wondered if any one fancys coming along he said he would take the boat out if ther is at least four of us i have only dived in crete and carpenwray give us a shout

 
desertcarson
posted : July 30, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
I am planing a trip to the United Kingdom next year one place I want to dive is Plymouth I would like to know will my 7 mm wetsuit be good there, and when would be a good time to go?

 
clubsub
posted : August 8, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
Far Mulberry on the South Coast is an excellent first sea dive, maximum depth is 10 metres, with clear water and an abundance of marine life. We have run several trips there for our newly qualified OW divers.

 
desertcarson
posted : August 9, 2006 Post subject: diving in the sea
I thank you very much for the info

 
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