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    Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Hi Folks

    A quick heads up with more details to follow soon.
    After a couple of good years with the Scapa History/Wreck tour weeks I now have dates for next years trips, the plan next year though is to run weeks for specific groups, so on that note;

    4th - 11th June 2011 Rebreather Scapa History/Wreck Tour Week

    Full details will follow soon [when I'm not on a boat off Shetland!] as well as a list for names etc.

    A trip report from this year can be seen here and loads of info can be found by clicking the link at the bottom.

    Any questions please ask, PM, email or on here and as I say more info to come soon.

    Cheers

    Kieran

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Hi all,

    I'm thinking of getting me some Scapa Wreck History.
    I know it's early but; Anyone going on this trip either can give me a lift or want to split on a rental? I'll be flying in to Edinburgh in case.

    Tor

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    LoganAir fly from Edinburgh to Kirkwall air port
    It's £30 including tip for the taxi to Stromness regardless of how many passengers / luggage.

    hth, Charlie

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Thanks Charlie,
    That's excellent. Wonder how they can stay in business with those prices!

    Tor

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Kieran, I'm very interested...Will it be with Cap'n Bob. Steve

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Totto  View Original Post
    Thanks Charlie,
    That's excellent. Wonder how they can stay in business with those prices!

    Tor
    Dude! the £30 is for the taxi not the flight.... lol

    Sorry for any confusion

    Flybe are LoganAir's partners and do the cheapest bookings at around £185 return if you book soonish.
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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by SoggyBottoms  View Original Post
    Dude! the £30 is for the taxi not the flight.... .
    Hehe yes I knew there was something funny, but then again the flight from Oslo to Edinburgh is £29.90 if you get the low price tickets.

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchole  View Original Post
    Kieran, I'm very interested...Will it be with Cap'n Bob. Steve
    Yep, onboard the Halton with Bob.

    Thanks for the PM's folks, I'm sending out replies now and will get some proper info up on here over the weekend.

    Cheers

    Kieran

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Hi Folks

    After a extended Scapa trip lasting from Oct through to Dec and being away on a course myself it is now time to get back to sorting next years diving!

    I'll be sending out booking forms to all those who have expressed an interest, for those unsure of the layout of the week the idea is for a full weeks diving in Scapa as per a normal week but with a load more info thrown in to really bring Scapa alive;

    We board on Saturday 4th June and leave on Sat 11th June, accomodation is onboard in twin berth cabins, we dive from the Sunday through to Friday with 2 dives per day.

    Prior to each dive there is a comprehensive brief using 3d software, ships plans, photo key and artisits impressions to make sure you see the good bits of the wrecks. In addition to this I'm on hand throughout the week to make sure you see all the good bits.

    At the end of each day we get together for about 30 mins for a informal presentation on the background to Scapa's history looking at

    - From Sailing Ship to Battleship: an arms race that precipitated the First World War
    - Engagements during the Great War culminating in the Battle of Jutland
    - The internment of the High Seas Fleet, armistice negotiations and scuttling itself.

    - The Defense and Role of Scapa Flow 1914-45
    - The Interwar Years: the start of salvage and a new dawn of war.

    The diving focus's on the main seven German wrecks trying to get a couple of dives on most of them as well as a blockship.

    During surface intervals there are escorted shore walks to areas of significance for those who enjoy a short walk.

    Cost is £575 per person and includes, 6 days diving and 7 nights accomodation, breakfast and lunch on the diving days, all the dive briefs, escorted walks and presentations as well as air fills. Cylinder hire and lime can be arranged.

    The aim is to have this week as a rebreather only week, any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

    A trip report from this year can be found here and more info on the week can be found at www.scapahistoryweek.co.uk .

    Cheers

    Kieran


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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    If anyones thinking about this, I'd recommend it whole-heartedly. I'd done scapa about 4-5 times before doing this trip with Kieran and he certainly brought it to life.

    Gareth Lock wrote up our trip (along with his usual excellent photos) and it can be found here.

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