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    Stoney today 30/07/19

    I was doing some kit testing and assisting on a course.
    Unless you need to go there....don't, the viz is terrible, 2 or 3 metres, and down at 20M 8c.

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    I was there on Sunday: 2-3m was the good bits... we passed through patches that were sub 1m... I finally thumbed the dive when we swam into a patch where I could even see the bottom when I was laying on it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardy_uk View Post
    I couldn't even see the bottom when I was laying on it!!!
    That's not going to help...

    Stoney always has shit viz. I've done maybe 3 dives where it wasn't utter bollocks and they were all in the depths of winter when any sane person is either on the sofa or a liveaboard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.

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    We were there last week doing some training for a couple of OD's and an SD and the conditions were exactly as he described. Last year was just the same although viz in the early part of the year wasn't too bad. With an admission charge of 15/22 it really is a rip-off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    With an admission charge of 15/22 it really is a rip-off.
    Keeping the pond topped up with silt isn't free you know...
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.

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    Feck moi. Diving out of Eastbourne yesterday and it was 10m vis and 18 degrees throughout the water column. Superb wrecks and wildlife to see. Amazing.

    Why dive in a freezing shitty puddle when there's our wonderful coastline and skippers eager for your business.

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    30 min drive to Stoney for 3 dives at least an hour long each, or 4 hours drive to the coast for 2 dives at best...

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    Viz at Selsey snorkelling recentlly - less than 1m. :-)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardy_uk View Post
    30 min drive to Stoney for 3 dives at least an hour long each, or 4 hours drive to the coast for 2 dives at best...
    We'll have to agree to differ on that.

    A day's diving in some manky boring quarry looking at the same old "attractions" with the vis kicked up by countless divers, arriving at 0400 to get a parking space and a dozen little hitlers telling you what to do...

    Or a day's diving on a wreck or drifting along not knowing what's around the corner, experiencing the wonders of nature, or even playing with some blenny, on wrecks with real history, using real skills.... Generally a couple of dives or one long deep one, spending money on gas and time to properly reflect the wonderful experience whilst drifting along at 6 metres. And no little hitlers telling you what you can and can't do.

    That's the point of diving. It's exciting and interesting, and particularly in the UK one never knows what's around the corner.

    Quarries are for training, practising specific skills, or, at a push, for diving in when there's no other options -- winter or storms.

    In fact it's better to take up diving in mines and caves just to avoid the quarries or lakes.

    Found this on the Aristos last Thursday which sums up quarries nicely:
    Last edited by Wibs; 30-07-2019 at 10:50 PM.

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    I hate to agree with Wibs, but for once he's right. The main reason I took a sabbatical from diving was that I was sick of diving quarries.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.


 
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