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Dive in wine tanks roster off

Postby Dive in wine tanks » Tue, 26 Sep 2006 4:34 pm

Its a shame I have to work around work so I can go diving. The following dates are my rosterd weeks off, so if you are looking for an OW dive buddy on any of these dates please drop me a post or call me on 0438 579939. OCT off from :D 12th to 17th :cry:
NOV off from :D 2nd to 7th :( also off :D 23rd to 28th :(
DEC off from :D :lol: :twisted: :lol: 14th to 3rd JAN :cry: :(
Enjoy your diving & see you in the water.


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Postby chewy » Tue, 10 Oct 2006 6:24 pm

....hmmm Scuba in Champagne would be fun: all those tiny bubbles....or perhaps a nice Rose...

OK - I'll keep those Nov dates in mind and plan something - any preferences (night, pier/shore, boat, scallop drift) ??

- Chewy



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Honey I shrank my suit!

Postby whale » Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:40 am

Well after a 7 year layoff I am extremely itchy to get back in the water. Only problem is that my suit seems to have shrunk! :oops:

Sooo the Mrs and I are both on a diet to try and get the suit to fit again. Hopefully I will be right to head out to sea after christmas.

So which boat(s) do you folk use?

I used to dive with Tom (OzDive) a lot and did most of my training with Rubens.

Shame I lost contact :roll:

Cheers

Pete



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Postby chewy » Wed, 11 Oct 2006 1:20 pm

Only Dive Vic at this stage...getting pricey at $55 a boat dive.

Unfortunately I haven't tried any others but expect to remedy it in 2007 (yep just 'round the corner).

And more night diving in Summer....



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boat dives

Postby whale » Wed, 11 Oct 2006 2:31 pm

Just had a quick squiz at toms web page and he is advertising dives at $45 per dive.

http://www.ozdivecharters.com.au

Cheers

Pete



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Home sweet home

Postby Dive in wine tanks » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 3:21 pm

Hi all great to see some outhers start to use The Doc's forum. Almost all my dives are shore as i just cant justify $45 to $50 for a dive + air fill. Have met a new Buddy with own boat but only done one scallop so far hopefully this will change in the near future as he is busy at this stage. Neilegend is also a great Buddy available most Sun, Mon & Tuesdays, so dont be shy drop him a post. If your in need we have a great little network building with plenty of Buddies to hook up with and as you can see im available on the dates posted and always keen to get in.


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Postby chewy » Tue, 17 Oct 2006 8:55 pm

Thanks Dive in Wine for a pier dive at Portsea....those sea dragons were so relaxed and I found it amazing you managed to move so quickly with that huge underwater video. I look forward to seeing the edited images...

I try to dive each weekend so I expect to dive with you again ;-) Frankly I'm always on the lookout for dive buddies b/c I'm a new diver and don't necessarily have many dive contacts.

But not this weekend b/c I've been a bad brother/son and need to spend more time with family. So perhaps end of October for another dive...

Mushroom Reef (Flinders) would be my next target shore dive....or until such time as somebody shows me Point Franklin, and the back beaches.

And yet to do Sorrento Pier.

- Chewy



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Postby Dive in wine tanks » Tue, 17 Oct 2006 10:09 pm

Hi Chewy, missed you by " that much with a copy (DVD) of dive. Two copys at Scuba Doc one for you and the outher for you know who. Its nothing fantastic but a good start. Dive was great, thanks for letting me join in & yes im up for Mushroom on return if you want. I have snorkled there With Dave B on realy low tide & it was very enjoyable. Email your details so i can let you know when im home & up for a dive.


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SouthWest Diver

Postby whale » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:01 am

Well if anyone is heading out to the southwest I will put my hand up and nominate myself as a buddy.

I may have to get hire a suit (if I can't shrink enough in time - though I lost 5.3kg's last week) and a tank but I have everything else.

Dive in wine tanks, your Ewan Ponds, Portland dive sounds interesting.

Might be worth showing up. The wife is wanting Warrnambool so she and the kids can go shopping while I'm in the water :) Portland just doesnt have the shopping attractions that Warrnambool has :roll:

Cheers

Pete



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Postby neilegend » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 10:54 am

how's the back coming along edwin? hope you are mending as we would love to be diving with you again!!!


i want to be under the sea, i breath my air by the tank !.
so far 80+ dives and trying to get more every week or two.
lets face it the bay is the best dive site until, now, brumby buggers it up! NO to dredging! no matter which person leads the State.

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Postby Dive in wine tanks » Mon, 11 Dec 2006 1:40 pm

Hi Neil, back JUST ok but will defernitly be in the water over rosterd time off. Will catch up for dive. let me know if you have any time off that match my dates. That goes for anyone else looking to dive over christmas.


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Postby lloyd_borrett » Sat, 16 Dec 2006 8:26 am

G'day guys,

While I still do use Dive Victoria and other charter operators from time to time, plus do shore dives, more often than not these days, I'm doing boat dives from private boats.

I've joined the Victorian Sub-Aqua Group (VSAG), see http://www.vsag.org.au. I'm enjoying the company of a great group of people with heaps of diving experience. (Some of these guys have been diving longer than Peter!)

Most boat dives happen on Sundays. There is usually more than one private boat of a club member going out and you "book" with the dive master if you're interested in going out the next Sunday. Then you call up on Saturday evening to find out if the dive is still on and if you've got a spot on a boat.

The boats based on the Eastern side of the bay usually depart from Sorrento, while those on the western side head out from Queenscliff. Then we meet up somewhere and head to the dive site chosen for the first dive.

Usual practice is to do two dives, stopping somewhere out on the water for lunch in between dives. The club has plenty of gear you can borrow, including tanks so that you can get in that second dive.

Typically there are 4 to 5 divers per boat, so half of the boat go in while the others wait for their turn.

Cost? Well Benita and I joined as a family membership, which I think was $85. I think it's about $50 per year for a single membership.

The cost of a day out diving? You contribute $40 for the day to the boat owner to cover his fuel costs and ramp fees. $40 for two dives is excellent value for money.

Last weekend we did the first dive out from the Back Beach at Jubilee Point. The second dive as a drift dive off Point Lonsdale. The time out before this we did the J2 submarine followed by the Eliza Ramsden. I've also dived places like the South Channel Fort and Rosebud Reef with VSAG.

Great diving, in great company.

All certified divers and boat owners are welcome to join.

Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett.




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