Friday, 28 April 2017

Golden Beach Try Dive with Ismael

This morning we went on a try dive with colleague Ismael who helped me out when I had some problems last year.  I thought I'd exchange the favour with a try dive as he told me he'd really like to try scuba diving.




Friday, 14 April 2017

M.O. Wreck (The Alexion Hope) Qatar

This is one of the most well known wrecks in the region.  The MO wreck is the remains of the Alexion Hope; a Greek general cargo vessel which now lies at around 25 metres.  It was a longish boat ride out, around one and a half hours by speed boat.  We were very lucky; the viz was amazing and was a cracking dive, thanks to Spike the captain for making it possible.

Dive 1
Dive time: 47 minutes
Entry time: 8:51 am
Depth:  19.8 metres
Temp:   degrees C
Visibility: 15 metres
Air: Nitrox 32 




Dive 2
Dive time: 55 minutes
Entry time: 11:27 am (surface interval 1 hour 48 minutes)
Depth: 19.8 metres
Temp: 23 degrees C
Visibility: 15 metres
Air: Nitrox 32

Marine life: Angel Fish, Batfish, Barracuda, (Big) Groupers, Moorish Idol, Nudibranch (that's ˈnjuːdɨbræŋk!), Trevally, Surgeonfish.