Friday, 12 October 2018

Inland Sea, Doha - Qatar

Dive 1
Dive time: 65mins
Depth: 13.1m
Entry time: 7:49am
Temp: 32 degrees C 


Dive 2
Dive time: 55min
Depth: 14.6m
Entry time:  10:29am
Temp:  33 degrees C

 Crocodilefish (Tentacled flathead)


Goby and Pistol Shrimp 

Sunday, 9 September 2018

St Abbs - South East Scotland

Drive 'home': Durham to Eyemouth and then St Abbs!


Dry suit plus 12kg (8 on belt + 4 in pockets) - think I could have used 10 as I felt little overweighted.
5mm gloves and hood

Dive 1
The Wuddy (Wuddy Rocks)
Dive time: 47mins
Depth: 16.8m
Temp: 13 degrees C
Visibility: 10m
Dive buddy Martin

Ballan Wrasse (?)


Dive 2
Dive time: 41mins 
Depth: 18.9m
Temp: 13 degrees C
Visibility: 10m

I was diving with Durham City Scuba diving club and we were taken by Dive Stay in Eyemouth.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Junker88 - Menorca, Spain

This Junkers 88 was a German World War II Luftwaffe twin-engined fighter plane. Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke (JFM) designed the plane in the mid-1930s as a so-called Schnellbomber (fast bomber) that would be too fast for fighters of its era to intercept.

It suffered from a number of technical problems during its development and early operational periods but became one of the most versatile combat aircraft of the war. Like a number of other Luftwaffe bombers, it served as a bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, heavy fighter and at the end of the war, as a flying bomb.

Despite protracted development, it became one of the Luftwaffe's most important aircraft. The assembly line ran constantly from 1936 to 1945 and more than 16,000 Ju 88s were built in dozens of variants, more than any other twin-engine German aircraft of the period. Throughout production the basic structure of the aircraft remained unchanged.


Dive time: 37 minutes
Entry time: 10:26am
Depth: 47.3m
Temp:  15 C
Visibility: 10m+

On this dive I was with Javier Farto.  He was interested in speleology and uploads his videos here.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Llosa del Patro Pere and Swis Cheese - Fornells, Menorca, Spain

Dive 1 Llosa del Patro Pere
Dive time: 56 minutes
Entry time: 9:53
Depth: 24.7m
Temp:  19 C
Visibility: 10m+

Dive 2 Swiss Cheese
Dive time: 49 minutes
Entry time: 12:29
Depth: 20.1m
Temp: 19 C
Visibility: 10m+



Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Cagaires (Illa del Aire) and S'algar (Funnels) - Menorca, Spain


Faro de Isla del Aire (Lighthouse of Isla del Aire)


Dive 1 Cagaires (Illa del Aire)
Dive time: 47 minutes
Entry time: 10:55
Depth: 19.8m
Temp:  21 C
Visibility: 10m+


Dive 2 S'algar (Funnels)
Dive time: 49 min
Entry time: 1:09
Depth:  25.9m
Temp:  25 C
Visibility: 10m+