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29 September 2013 – Basil

  The Basil is a 338ft long, 3,220 ton steamer which sank in 1978 after colliding with the French steamer Margaux. Slack was estimated at 1.00pm which made for any relaxed breakfast watching Steve and Simon working out how to

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1 September 2013 – Basil

The 15nm from marina to dive site was achieved in 45 mins arriving on site at noon, short deployed by 12.20 although deemed to be slightly off the wreck, recovery was attempted but stuck fast. Current running but by 13.00

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14 August 2013 – Holland V & Normans Bay Wreck

Who : Jules, Bryan, Stuart, Simon, Norman & Paul How : Nautical Archaeology Society on Dive 125 out of Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne Holland V – 10 miles South East of Eastbourne The Holland No.5 submarine is a remarkable piece of

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2 August 2013 – War Helmet

After a bit of a choppy ride out to the wreck we arrived to find it looked pretty slack so Steve and Bryan got kitted up and dropped down the shot.  The shot was right in the wreck, near the

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20 & 21 July 2013 – Swanage

From Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July BUDC descended on Swanage and more specifically Divers Down in Swanage for a weekends diving. It had been a last minute decision to organize and we were very lucky to get accommodation

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20 July 2013 – Frode

Having arrived at the marina to find the sea state looking a bit lumpy for the planned trip out to the main wrecks, the decision was made to go for a shorter sea journey and head for the Frode.  Not

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7 July 2013 – Ore Wreck (aborted) & Black Ledge

Arrived on site and shot deployed effectively by 11.00, from surface, no current running, first pair in at 11.20, aborted due to current and plankton layer. Recovered divers, returned to shot, current had increased and now moving West so had

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9 June 2013 – Mulberries

The trip to the Mulberries was reasonably calm with wind and wave behind us. When we arrived there was another dive boat on site with three divers in the water. We tied up to the buoy and the first group

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2 June 2013 – Ore Wreck & Black Ledge

After putting the shot in we took our time getting the first pair in as the tide was still running. We put the first pair, Jac and Steve, in with it still running a bit at 10.40 and after 40

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1 June 2013 – Zaanstrom

Very poor viz, shot not in wreck, only 1 buddy pair found the wreck.

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