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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    G'day all.

    So far on board it looking like a nice mixed bag, JJ, Inspo, Kiss, Meg and probably a couple of Sentinels; still room for more though!

    Some pics to fire the imagination on a dull January day!

    Kieth scootering on the Karlsruhe


    Bow of the Markgraf


    Looking up from the forward swim through on the Coln


    Bow of the Coln


    A boiler inside the blockship Tabarka


    Inside the Italian Chapel, this was hand painted by Italian POW's


    The Commonwealth War Cemetery in Lyness is the resting place of many service personal but it also has memorials to those lost at sea; this memorial is to men lost on HMS Malaya at the battle of Jutland. Unusually there are also German sailors burried in the same cemetery.


    Kieran

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran Hatton  View Original Post
    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
    G'day all.

    I've booked a stand at the London International Dive Show [come and say hello if your there:)]; my aim is to keep the above week as CCR only but if it is not full by the time of the show then I'll have to open it up to bubble blowers.

    CCR Scapa Week - 4th-11th June 2011

    PM or info@divingindepth.co.uk if you have any questions or would like to book.

    Cheers

    Kieran

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Travel update.

    Tor is flying into Aberdeen [from Norway] on Sat 4th June and taking advantage of the unlimited luggage on the Aberdeen ferry.

    The ferry leaves Aberdeen on Sat 4th June at 1700 arriving in Orkney at 2300.
    The return journey departs Orkney Friday 10th June at 2345 [so the days diving is not affected] arriving in Aberdeen 0700.

    There is a good oppurtunity here for some company on the ferry and cabin share etc for others.

    Cheers

    Kieran

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran Hatton  View Original Post

    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


    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran Hatton  View Original Post
    G'day all.

    I've booked a stand at the London International Dive Show [come and say hello if your there:)]; my aim is to keep the above week as CCR only but if it is not full by the time of the show then I'll have to open it up to bubble blowers.

    CCR Scapa Week - 4th-11th June 2011

    PM or info@divingindepth.co.uk if you have any questions or would like to book.

    Cheers

    Kieran
    G'day all.

    There is just over 2 weeks until the London Dive Show at which point if the trip has not filled I will need to open it up to non CCR divers.

    I can now confirm some other details.

    Cylinder rental wise, the confirmed the price foir this year is;
    2/3 litre rebreather bottles, £5 per cylinder per day
    Stage cylinder, ally 7/11 litre with rigging kit £7.50 per day. [I'll be putting some 02 drop bottles on the boat as well].

    Lime I'm happy to do at cost per kilo used as long as people give me a rough idea how much they will use, current lime price in the UK is £70-£80 delivered to my door which works out at about £3.50-£4 per kilo.

    Obviously people are more than welcome to bring there own cylinders/lime etc but it can all be in place for anyone flying in.

    Cheers

    Kieran

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    G'day all.

    I'm off to LIDS this weekend, if you are going please pop by and say hello; I'm on stand 748 in the British Isles Experience bit.

    This trip is still made up of CCR divers only but if the last few places don't go over the weekend then I will open it up to all.

    So roll up roll up if you fancy joining this week.

    Cheers

    Kieran

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    Still a couple of spots if folk would like to give their new cells a run out :)!!

    5 people flying in to Aberdeen so the Aberdeen ferry will a have a few on as well as the normal Scrabster route.

    Atb

    Kieran

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    Re: Scapa Flow Wreck History Rebreather Week 2011

    2 spots left on this trip, 5th - 10th June 2011. I'll be ordering the lime to take up for the fly ins in the next week or so, if there are any additions lurking out there [you know you want to] it would be great to add them sooner rather than later :).

    Cheers

    Kieran

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