PDA

View Full Version : Preferred diving holiday?



Regthing
21-01-2013, 10:32 PM
Given a choice what would you choose for a dive holiday?

VENUS
21-01-2013, 10:45 PM
Blue water in a dry suit

Luckyliz
21-01-2013, 10:46 PM
Blue water in a dry suit

Wimp! :D

VENUS
21-01-2013, 10:52 PM
Yes!


wimp! :d


blue water in a dry suit

smileydiver
21-01-2013, 10:52 PM
For a holiday blue water in a wetsuit, for all those times when can't afford to be on holiday I thoroughly enjoy green water in a dry suit :D

Hot Totty
21-01-2013, 10:55 PM
No option to choose both - there both good but for different reasons, I can't choose :)

Regthing
21-01-2013, 11:11 PM
No option to choose both - there both good but for different reasons, I can't choose :)

You have to!

divewench
22-01-2013, 06:20 AM
What about blue water is rashguard and boardies?

Regthing
22-01-2013, 06:54 AM
What about blue water is rashguard and boardies?

Depends. Does it keep you dry?

londonsean69
22-01-2013, 08:22 AM
Depends. Does it keep you dry?

What do you think?

Roy
22-01-2013, 09:02 AM
If the green water is the White Sea under ice, then that
otherwise blue water.

Hickdive
22-01-2013, 09:10 AM
I'd pick either but only certain places.

Going to the Red Sea to see the pretty fishes - meh; going to Truk or Bikini I'd go in a heartbeat if I had the money.

Going to St Kilda to see the rocks - meh; going to Narvik or Jutland or Malin, again I'd be there if I had the money.

Some people will say they don't go to Scapa because it's cheaper to go to the Red Sea. I'd say I don't go to the Red Sea because for a little more money I can go to Scapa!

Horses for courses though; everyone has their own preferences.

Eddie Clamp
22-01-2013, 09:11 AM
In our house we have diving holidays where I usually go on my own to a liveaboard. Then we have holidays with diving where lovely non diving wife and i go to a hotel and i dive occasionally. Then again we go to places like China or a cruise to St Petersburgh - no diving at all. Works for us :)

Eddie

MarkP
22-01-2013, 09:20 AM
The north east tip of Vancouver Island is the best diving I've done. I preferred to to the Lembeh Strait, so much so that we're off there again on 2014 and, if we can afford it, this year too.

Squidge
22-01-2013, 11:15 AM
The north east tip of Vancouver Island is the best diving I've done. I preferred to to the Lembeh Strait, so much so that we're off there again on 2014 and, if we can afford it, this year too.

Paul's dived around there (Vancouver) and he said it was spectacular. The sealife was very similar to the UK only much, much bigger!

I'm a Lembeh girl myself. The last thing I want to see on holiday is a spider crab the size of a Mini.

MarkP
22-01-2013, 11:49 AM
Paul's dived around there (Vancouver) and he said it was spectacular. The sealife was very similar to the UK only much, much bigger!

I'm a Lembeh girl myself. The last thing I want to see on holiday is a spider crab the size of a Mini.It's fantastic. They do have Puget Sound king crabs:

http://emeralddiving.com/images/Puget%20Sound%20King%20Crab.jpg

but the ones we saw were small.

The anemones and nudibranchs could take an arm off if you get too close. I posted a picture of me being molested by a Giant Underwater Puppy on that website we used to frequent.

OK, here it is again, because I like it:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8134878937_f9a7622581.jpg

On the nudibranch theme, there were Hooded nudibranchs, which are the weirdest slugs I think I've ever seen.

You should go. The diving from God's Pocket resort is superb.

DesperateDan
22-01-2013, 11:53 AM
This year all my holidays seem to be green water in a dry suit, week long trips in Penzance, Falmouth, Scapa and North West Scotland.

ChristianG
22-01-2013, 12:28 PM
Blue water in a dry suit
Wimp! ;)

ChristianG
22-01-2013, 12:44 PM
It's fantastic. They do have Puget Sound king crabs: You should go. The diving from God's Pocket resort is superb.
It's probably the best diving in a cold environment that there is (and I well know what a big statement that is). Everything from Orcas to nudies, depending only on your time of year. A decently fitting dry suit is highly recommended and you really should be able to take tides (etc), something that many Brit divers actually can do, in your stride.

CraigofScotland
22-01-2013, 01:33 PM
Blue water, hog looping in a thong.

nickb
22-01-2013, 02:18 PM
Blue water, wetsuit every time.

Me on one of the forward port gun sponsons of the USS Saratoga (blue enough?):

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss39/nickbutcher/DSC_5709_zps79baddfc.jpg

Squidge
22-01-2013, 02:31 PM
That's so blue it almost hurts my eyes!

nickb
22-01-2013, 02:37 PM
That's so blue it almost hurts my eyes!And barely any squidge too - perfect!

dwhitlow
22-01-2013, 02:37 PM
Blue water, wetsuit every time.

Me on one of the forward port gun sponsons of the USS Saratoga (blue enough?):

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss39/nickbutcher/DSC_5709_zps79baddfc.jpg
Can I see a stream of bubbles above you? Did something break? http://www.pic4ever.com/images/2mo5pow.gif

nickb
22-01-2013, 02:40 PM
I see no pubbles!

dwhitlow
22-01-2013, 02:41 PM
I see no pubbles!fixed :)

Squidge
22-01-2013, 03:06 PM
And barely any squidge too - perfect!

Apart from the massive lump of squidge on that metally sticky-up thing. And all the fluffy stuff growing all over the ship. :)

nickb
22-01-2013, 03:39 PM
Apart from the massive lump of squidge on that metally sticky-up thing. And all the fluffy stuff growing all over the ship. :)That metally sticky-up thing would be the bulwark. Dunno what the squidge is though, but there wasn't enough of it to spoil the view. The round thing in front of me is an anti-aircraft gun. Good innit?

Chantelle
22-01-2013, 03:40 PM
Clear water, in a drysuit... :D

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss148/Chan77album/Diving/Mexico%20March%20April%202012/523917_3059236076823_1141023330_32291188_129688796 _n.jpg

Spirit of Guernsey
22-01-2013, 03:43 PM
I posted a picture of me being molested by a Giant Underwater Puppy on that website we used to frequent.

OK, here it is again, because I like it:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8134878937_f9a7622581.jpg



Be careful, they eat dogs and small children.

Squidge
22-01-2013, 04:06 PM
That metally sticky-up thing would be the bulwark. Dunno what the squidge is though

That'd be Table Coral.

nickb
22-01-2013, 04:25 PM
That'd be Table Coral.We're making a cracking team!

Squidge
22-01-2013, 04:29 PM
We're making a cracking team!

;)

MarkP
24-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Be careful, they eat dogs and small children.That's not all; if you enlarge the middle bit you can see it's chewing my hand:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8076/8409908659_17b16a0ecc_z.jpg

Lucky there weren't any babies down there. Or dogs.

Also, lucky we weren't in the Severn, where the fauna should all be shot, especially if it stops anglers angling.

Seriously, we were the last divers to visit that colony for the foreseeable future. The island now has an exclusion zone around it, as fishing boats (used to) pass it and shoot the sea lions because of the perceived threat to fish stocks. Now nobody's allowed near it I hope hope the sea lions don't get too bored. At least they'll not get too shot.

londonsean69
24-01-2013, 09:41 AM
That metally sticky-up thing would be the bulwark.
The round thing in front of me is an anti-aircraft gun.


That'd be Table Coral.

It's like Wreck Detectives and Blue Planet all rolled into one :)

Squidge
24-01-2013, 09:43 AM
It's like Wreck Detectives and Blue Planet all rolled into one :)

Bagsy being David Attenborough. Nick can be Miranda Crackoneoff.