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    Stoney Cove this week

    Is anyone heading to Stoney this week? I can make Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
    I have a new drysuit to test out for dryness and weighting. I can bring single cylinder or twinset. Probably not heading to the hydrobox.

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    Is anyone heading to Stoney Cove this week? Week day only.

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    Have you heard about the conditions Ian? Zero viz down to 8m! The algal bloom is in full swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    Have you heard about the conditions Ian? Zero viz down to 8m! The algal bloom is in full swing.
    Yes. Diving in the dark is OK by me. I have lots of lighting available.

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    I remeber that but it's not much use in an algal bloom.

    Conditions at Stoney remind me of a dive my wife and I did in British Columbia at the end of May. It was in Howe Sound, just around the coast from Vancouver. The spring plankton bloom was at its peak. The first 10m were absolutely zero viz but below that, we had 20m viz but it was a night dive. It was a wall dive and at 30m, we had another 257m straight down underneath us.

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    It was conditions like this that prompted me to buy a Sheareater computer

    Was diving in the Philippines several years ago. Thick bloom prevented light to deeper water. Vis at depth was crystal but was effectively like a night dive. My alladin TEC2g was clear if I shone a torch on it ( a bit of a pain when scootering) but buddy’s Petrel was clear and visible from metres away.

    Went online and ordered one same day

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    Was in there yesterday. About 2 ft viz down to 3m due to a brown layer of shite, below that it's a workable 3-4m. On the 20m shelf and pit the viz is fine. 4°C though so wear your big pants.
    I have nothing to do with BSAC any more apart from being a muggle member. So anything I write on here is likely to be complete bollocks. Hooray!


 

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