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    Diving in Nigeria and Angola

    I just did a bit of a Google search and came up poorly. Has anyone any info on diving OC or CC in these 2 jewels of West Africa? (I'm guessing CC is as likely as something very unlikely)

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    Re: Diving in Nigeria and Angola

    Hi

    All I can offer is an article in a local (South African) diving magazine from 2 or 3 years back about guys going spearfishing in Angola.

    Although I have been to Nigeria I have no idea if there is any diving or what it would be like. We were only allowed to move around in groups with escorts when I was there on business last year ....

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    Re: Diving in Nigeria and Angola

    Hi,

    i don't know about Angola but for Lagos in Nigeria you are quite unlucky.
    I lived from 1998 to 2001 in Lagos and had my own small boat with fishfinder ( deepsounder ) and OC-scuba there and really tried all kind of things.
    The seabed is only sand around Lagos and there's a lot of pollution coming out of the lagoon ( this is not the blue lagoon !!! ).
    Even with nice and clear surface conditions on the outside coastline the water was always very murky when you came 10 to 15 meters close to the seabed, even up to 40 Kilometers away from the lagoon entrance.
    I'm sure there's some wrecks but i was never able to locate one and even then it would be covered by the murky water.
    I was so desperate i even tried to get in touch with commercial divers.
    They where really poorly equipped. I was much better equipped with my old twin 8 and two regs. Even they told me to forget about it.
    All this applies to the greater Lagos area only. I've never been to Port Harcourt or any other more remote area.

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    Re: Diving in Nigeria and Angola

    The water around Nigeira is that badly polluted I and most of my work colleagues do not eat the fish we are served for meals. As you fly over the Delta you can see the oil on the surface.

    There is an Island offshore which apparently has good diving, the name escapes me at the moment however I go back on friday and will ask. The security situation is getting worse in the Port Harcourt, Warri and Eket areas of the country robbing, kidnappings and shootings are on the increase again.

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    Re: Diving in Nigeria and Angola

    Many MANYyears ago I did some diving in a river in Nigeria...near Warri at a place called Abraka. The river was clear reasonably fast flowing - the attraction was diving near sites of old trading posts. We found a lot of old gin bottles. I beleive a commercial outfit cleaned up large areas, exporting the bottles to markets in Europe and US.

    As many others have said, the security situation probably precludes this sort of thing any more.

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    Re: Diving in Nigeria and Angola

    spent 6 months in Angola At Her Majesties pleasure in 1995, i wasn't there diving, but i do remember looking in the water and seeing some BIG Baracuda, but one thing that did surprise me was that the water was quite murky, not what i would have expected.

    Since then Angola has changed a little, my mate is there at the moment and has been there for 3 years or so, he's never took his unit over so i doubt CCR is supported, i did ask him if there was any diving there now and the reply wasnt positive.


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    Re: Diving in Nigeria and Angola

    I have been out there for a few years now (and not intending to return), but i wouldnt risk taking my unit there under any circumstance for the police, customs, trolley boys in airport, etc etc to steal it !

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    Re: Diving in Nigeria and Angola

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    Re: Diving in Nigeria and Angola

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter M  View Original Post
    I have been out there for a few years now (and not intending to return), but i wouldnt risk taking my unit there under any circumstance for the police, customs, trolley boys in airport, etc etc to steal it !
    Hi,
    Just spread some filth on the shell, and replace the DSV with a vacuum cleaner brush.
    Nut this might create a risk as well. Last time I was there, they were vaccing with palm straw sweeps, as well as lawnmowing with machets. Less room for human error, obviously.

    Oh Nigeria...

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