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    Buitenzorg is 90 odd in the Sound of Mull

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    That Malin trip looked amazing Dave. So now have to get a scooter as well as a box!

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    https://www.lochalinedivecentre.co.uk/?page_id=1447

    I know a couple of lads who dived it in the 90s if u need beta
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    How is it for currents etc? I was thinking of having a go next month.
    To be honest, I have no idea!

    We were blown out in the sound one morning. Very windy, causing problems for the ferry. As soon as the wind dropped, the waves did too. We were staying in the old post office and dived directly off the beach opposite the Lochaline Hotel. I think you can dive more directly off the pier at the end of the road too. From what I remember it's a gentle slope out to about 10-15m and then it drops away steeper. Nice dive from what I can remember. We just did 15min swimming one way along the wall and 15min the other way and got out around the same spot. We followed the wall up. I guess if you went deep and shot a bag you run the risk of ending up somewhere else.

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    Loch Lomond has a easy to access wall dive which would meet your target depth:
    http://www.finstrokes.com/inland-dive/the-wall
    Why is it that with everything in life I always find a more difficult way of doing it (and not intentionally)

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    There will be nothing to see if my dive at Tarbet Isle is anything to go by but for training it might be good to have fewer distractions
    Why is it that with everything in life I always find a more difficult way of doing it (and not intentionally)

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    Book some dives out of Eyemouth. Loads of stuff to do in the 60+ range.
    You can do the ‘classic’ malin stuff and not hit 70m so I wouldn’t get too excited about doing 80m warm up dives. The hardest part is kitting up and getting in and out of the water. M

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    Wastwater is lovely. The best visibility of any of the lakes up here. Almost devoid of life though.

    However, You'd be mental to drive up from the south coast to dive it.

    I echo all the other advice that you're choosing to ignore

    1) Do your workup dives in the sea from a boat even if it is shallower. If you're bothered about all the gas switching stuff, simulate it in a quarry.

    2) Stop coming up with excuses to not buy a rebreather.

    That's not the order I would do it in.

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    How rough is Malin? How long is the ride from port to the sites?

    On the CCR vs OC, keep in mind you need to stay current. If you live in Brighton and don’t need to hand hold trainees that might not be so hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    How rough is Malin? How long is the ride from port to the sites?

    On the CCR vs OC, keep in mind you need to stay current. If you live in Brighton and don’t need to hand hold trainees that might not be so hard.
    Varies from seas of glass to going out in 4m swells at 8 second intervals. Anything worse than that and it is borderline. Remember, your sheltee is provided by the East coast of America!

    The closest in wreck is the Laurentic but that is sub par. Its in 36m and is only about 1.5 miles out but about 10 miles along the coast. The others vary from 12miles out to 50+ miles out.

    Expect to spend between 2 and 5 hours each way getting to the sites
    Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

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