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    Lusitania 2013

    I am in the process of organizing an expedition to Malin Head (warm up ) and then the Lusitania for late May of 2013. (19-31) 5 days up in Malin Head and 5 days on the Luci. Anyone out there have any recomendations for dive operations in Kinsale and Ballycastle who can handle CCR and OC Tmx requirements. I plan to have 12 slots available 9 CCR and 3 OC.

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    Re: Lusitania 2013

    I have no suggestions for dive operations. However, are you promoting a trip as you mentioned spots for the excursion?

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    Re: Lusitania 2013

    Have you already filed for permission from the owner of the wreck as well as filed for a permit from OPW? If not, you are getting way ahead of yourself....

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    Re: Lusitania 2013

    Ballycastle is not the right place to be if you want to dive malin head. The rosguill is the best boat for Malin head. Divin dec should be able to help with gas.

    If you haven't got permission from duchas (irish government dept) for the laurentic then that is the first thing you need. It is not easy to come by. Seahunter is a good boat off the south coast. It would be worth talking to gavin about your logistics.

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    Re: Lusitania 2013

    There's an excellent boat operating out of Kinsale - Embarr - operated by Oceanaddicts (Scuba Diving In Ireland with Oceanaddicts - OceanAddictsOceanAddicts | Live The Adventure).

    It's an ex-RN fleet auxiliary tender (same class as Loyal Watcher / Loyal Mediator) converted into a liveaboard.

    Very comfortable - decent sized bunks generally in 2-berth cabins, nice lounge, covered gear room and excellent food. There are 12 berths but the lounge gets a bit crowded at meal times with that many on board so I would say that 8 or 10 is a better number.

    Apart from the liveaboard they have 2 RIBs, a 9 metre and a 6 metre.

    It's a very professional operation all round and certainly the skipper is very competent when it comes to finding wrecks properly and judging the tide and currents.

    They have a membrane compressor on board for Nitrox fills to 300 bar but you would need to talk to them about HP O2, TMX and sorb.

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    Re: Lusitania 2013

    There are 2 boats that do Malin Head both live aboards one is The Salutay and I know he took the owner down to the Lusitania at 93m. Greg Bemis owns it and lives in the US. Ask Alan Wright the skipper owner, contact via his website.
    The other is The Loyal Watcher you will need 2 weeks to do this, you had better book soon it's not that far away now.
    Thanks Tez, safe diving.

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    Re: Lusitania 2013

    Was out diving Malin Head on Al Wrights boat MV Salutay in August,best liveaboard in the UK,great boat with wide lift,great food great skipper.

    Fantastic

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    Re: Lusitania 2013

    We dived the Lucy this year and we used Gavin Tivy "Sea hunter" for our trip (seanhuter.ie) and it was a perfect dive platform for our trip.
    Spec:
    Divers lift
    42ft interceptor, 135 ft Beam
    700hp volvo D12, 28kts
    12kva Panda Genset 220v & 400v
    12.5cfm Bauer compressor 300 bar
    Full simrad electronics including olex 3D bottom Sonar. 32 nm Radar
    Aquascan AX 2000 Magnotometer
    Haskell Gas Booster Pump
    EPIRB Location Beacon, 16 man life raft
    Sart radar location
    Huge Deck Area
    1 ton Capstain Elec
    Deep vee hull heavily built for comfortable ride in all weather

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    Re: Lusitania 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart McMickan  View Original Post
    We dived the Lucy this year and we used Gavin Tivy "Sea hunter" for our trip (seanhuter.ie) and it was a perfect dive platform for our trip.
    Spec:
    Divers lift
    42ft interceptor, 135 ft Beam
    700hp volvo D12, 28kts
    12kva Panda Genset 220v & 400v
    12.5cfm Bauer compressor 300 bar
    Full simrad electronics including olex 3D bottom Sonar. 32 nm Radar
    Aquascan AX 2000 Magnotometer
    Haskell Gas Booster Pump
    EPIRB Location Beacon, 16 man life raft
    Sart radar location
    Huge Deck Area
    1 ton Capstain Elec
    Deep vee hull heavily built for comfortable ride in all weather
    Ello Stewart
    Can i ask, Was the diving worth all the bother ,,

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    Re: Lusitania 2013

    The dives were very good, but weather down there played a massive part. we only got 2 days diving out of 8 day trip.

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