50 dive sites in 2018

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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Graham Flewkerbarker » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:47 pm

Dived the following near Hudhuranfushi Island whilst on holiday in the Maldives:
28/01/18 Faru Kani & Aquarium (2 sites)
29/01/18 Palm Reef & Kani Corner (2 sites)
30/01/18 Kani Corner
31/01/18 Colosium

Saw white and black tipped sharks, nurse shark, eagle rays, sting rays, swordfish, moray eels and loads of fish and coral or every colour! Also dolphins from the boat on the way out to the dive sites. Highly recommended!

I make that 5 sites towards the 50 dive sites challenge!
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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Maria H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:17 am

Did a couple of dives in the Mercury islands, off the Coromandel coast, New Zealand, today. Saw 2 octopus in the first dive and one on the second.

I think Adrian has been instructing at Stoney Cove, which would be site #10, so Great Mercury island would be 11 & 12 (two different sites, need to check the names).

12 dive sites by the end of February isn't bad going!

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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Maria H » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:54 pm

Main post updated with my NZ dives plus Adrian's dive in Coniston.

7th March - M2 wreck, Portland (Paul J)

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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Paul Johnson » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:32 am

Hi,

Hoping to get one done in Egypt next week

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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Maria H » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:06 pm

Paul Johnson wrote:Hi,

Hoping to get one done in Egypt next week
Enjoy! Where in Egypt?

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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Maria H » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:04 pm

Main post has been updated to include Capernwray (various dates), Resurgam, plus 2 dive sites in the Whitsundays.

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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Maria H » Mon May 07, 2018 9:58 pm

Main post updated to include Egypt (Paul), HMS Port Napier and Craig Ulatota, Raasay (Maria) plus Ocean Monarch (Ged, Paul, Geoff).

I might have done more than 2 different dive sites on my 6 days liveaboard last week, but need to give everyone else a chance ;)

That takes us to the halfway point of 25 dive sites. Just another 25 to go!

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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Maria H » Wed May 30, 2018 10:51 pm

Main post updated to include Stod's dive in Cape Verde, a couple of dives in Poor Knights, NZ by Matt B, and Abades Tenerife by John & Conrad.

It's a sign of the times that 18 of the 29 have been overseas, 6 have been UK inland sites and only 5 have been in the sea off the UK! (though I might just have done a few more in Scotland that I haven't counted). Hopefully next week's trip to Lochaline will start to redress the balance :D

It would be nice to clock up all 7 continents and 5 oceans, but I don't think that will happen. Anyone fancy diving the Southern or Arctic Oceans? (We'll be a bit too far south in Norway) or the Americas and Antarctica? :D

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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Geoff Roberts » Thu May 31, 2018 7:32 am

I fancy Antarctica but so far I haven’t found anyone else willing to join me.

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Re: 50 dive sites in 2018

Post by Maria H » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:29 pm

The Sound of Mull trip added another 8 dive sites (10 dives in total, but we dived the Shuna and Thesis twice). That brings us up to 37, so just another 13 to go.

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