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: 10:26
Depth: 47.3m
Temp:  15 C
Visibility: 10m+

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+

Friday, 13 April 2018

Pete's Barge Shore Dive - Sealine Beach, Qatar

Dive 1
Dive time: 42 minutes
Entry time: 8:33
Depth: 18.6
Temp:  23 C
Visibility: 3-5m
Air: Nitrox 32

Dive 2
Dive time:40 min
Entry time:11:11
Depth: 18.3 m
Temp:  25 C
Air: Nitrox 32

Friday, 27 October 2017

Terry's Tug Qatar

Dive 1
Dive time: 45 min
Entry time: 8:50
Depth: 30.5 m
Temp: 21 C
Visibility: 5-10m
Air: Nitrox 32

Dive 2
Dive time: 37 min
Entry time: 11:11
Depth: 31.1m
Temp: 30C
Visibility: 5-10m
Air: Nitrox 32


Friday, 29 September 2017

M.O. Wreck (The Alexion Hope) Qatar

Second visit to the M.O wreck.  First time using new camera so many photos didn't come out well :/

Dive 1
Dive time: 66min
Entry time: 9:54
Depth: 21m
Temp:  33C
Air: Nitrox 32 

Dive 2
Dive time: 58min
Entry time: 12:33
Depth: 21.3m
Temp: 33C
Air: Nitrox 32

Monday, 3 July 2017

Boat dives in the Gulf of Aqaba - Jordan

For the second day of diving in Aqaba, I was lucky enough to be invited along with Bruno to do a couple of boat dives with Dive Aqaba, a dive school located adjacent to Aqaba International Dive Centre.  It was my dive guide Bruno's last day and Amjab the owner of Dive Aqaba had asked Bruno if he fancied diving from the boat.  After doing two shore dives the previous day, I was extremely keen to do some giant leaps and so happily tagged along!

Dive Aqaba

The dive sites we visited were called Power Station and King Abdullah Reef.

Dive 1
Dive site: Power Station (Wall dive)
Dive time: 52 min
Entry time: 11:25
Depth: 22.9m
Temp: 25 degrees C
Visibility: 20-30m!


Clownfish (or anemonefish)

Dive site: King Abdullah Reef
Dive time: 59 min
Entry time: 13:26
Depth: 26.8m
Temp: 25 degrees C
Visibility: 20-30m!