Saturday, 25 June 2016

SS Viknor Malin Head

The top man Peter McCamley exploring the boilers of the SS (HMS) Viknor wreck in Malin Head. Ireland 

S/S Viknor

5.347 tons; 421x50 ft; Built by Robert Napier in 1888 as the Atrato for the Royal Mail Steam Co. Ltd.

S/S Atrato was a beautifully designed passenger ship, more resembling a luxury yacht than a liner. She was used in the service between England and the West Indies and could carry up to 280 passengers. Bought by Viking Cruising Co. Ltd. in 1912, she was renamed Viking. 

At the beginning of WWI, she was requisitioned by the Admiralty, equipped with armament and renamed HMS Viknor. She was mainly used as a cruising patrol ship. 

On 13th January 1915, while on patrol, she sank in heavy weather without any distress call. It was assumed that she was sunk by a mine, belonging to a minefield laid by the Germans. Not a single soul of the 295 crew was saved. Many of the bodies were washed ashore days after the sinking.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Justicia Wreck Malin Head.

Frank Mcdermott (100% Irish Beef) finally made it to the Props of SS Justicia wreck in Malin Head :-) Living the dream !!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Sherman Tanks, Malin Head

That moment you (John) see your first Sherman Tank under water !! A memory that will last your life time :-) On the Empire Heritage, Living the Dream !!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Basking shark

Just a couple of weeks ago i dived with a Whale shark, today i swam with a Basking Shark :-) How lucky can one person be ?? Living the dream !!!
Sorry for the photo, couldn't get the big camera out fast enough :-(

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Congratulations to John

Congratulations to John Collins who completed two try dives today on two different rebreathers :-) First dive was on the JJ-CCR and the second was on the SF2. Which one will he choose, who knows, we have to wait and see ;-) I hope this is the start of the silent world for you !!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

TDI SF2 course.

Congratulations to Janine Tony Mansford, Tony and Jacek on complete their TDI SF2 air diluent and decompression courses this last week :-) Enjoy the silent world guys !! Also a big thank you to Guy Trees who kept us all safe :-)

Sf2 van

Great day for the SF2's and SF02 TEC van :-) living the dream !!

SF2 course

Yesterday was the start of another SF2 TDI Air Diluent Decompression course at Bucklands Lakes with Southern Scuba :-) Today was break down and build up day, where the guys get to know all about their new toys !! Enjoy the start of the silent world guys !!


Congratulation to Andy Pilley, Leigh Clifford, Michael Foley and David Berritt on completing their TDI CCR Air Diluent and Air Diluent Decompression Diver Courses this last week at Stoney Cove :-) Enjoy your silent diving guys !!! Thanks as always to both Jamie Suggers Smith and Guy Trees for your help with making this course happen, without you it could not be done :-)

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Congratulations Jeff and Ewen

Congratulations to Jeff and Ewen on completing their CCR TDI Trimix Mixed Gas Course this week :-) Great job guys and it was a pleasure to dive with you again !! The photo was taken after their qualifying dive at Ras il-Hobz in Gozo.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Congratulation on TDI mixed gas course

Congratulations to Ian Ford, Steve Oxley and Alan on completing their TDI mixed Gas Course this week in Malta :-) They have made great progress in their own personal diving abilities and also working as a team. Well done guys !! The course was hosted by Shadow Technical at Dive Systems Malta.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The SF2 tour continues in Lot, France :-)

The SF2 tour continues in Lot, France :-)

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Ccr cave course in France.

Congratulations to Don, Ryan and Randy on completing their TDI CCR Full Cave Course in France this week :-) Now the next group are here and its round 3 :-) Living the dream !!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

TDI CCR cave courses in France.

So we are halfway through my 2nd week out in France and the conditions are now improving, but we have our fingers crossed that the rain holds off !! Keep up the good work guys :-) #TDI CCR Full Cave Course

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Sf2 and JJ-CCR

Rob and Griff enjoyed their try dive on the SF2 and JJ-CCR last week :-) Photo here of Rob with the SF2, no photo of Griff due to a bad camera day :-(

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Congratulations to team Poland.

Congratulations to team Poland Krzysztof Bialecki, Jacek Dyminski & Jacek Herbowicz"Stretch" from Diving Explorers on completing their TDI air diluent JJ-CCR Courses :-) They have been working hard over the last weeks and today it all came together for them. Enjoy the silent world guys and thanks for all the laughs along the way :-) Thanks also to Andy Lepine for helping out today.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Congratulations to Gary for completing his TDI air diluent Poseidon Se7en course last week

 Congratulations to Gary for completing his TDI air diluent Poseidon Se7en course last week :-) Enjoy the silent world Gaz !!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Great day today running more SF2 Try dives

Great day today running more SF2 Try dives, this time for Janine Tony Mansford (Tony & Jan-nine) from Southern Scuba
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Monday, 15 February 2016

JJ CCR course for Diving Explorers

The last few days have been spend with the guys from Diving Explorers Krzysztof Jacek & Jacek whilst starting their JJ-CCR TDI air diluent course :-) We will be finishing of the course for them in a few weeks time. Also a big thanks to Will Cooper who kept us all safe in the water :-) Living the dream !!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Congratulations to Andy and Jamie on completing their SF2 crossover

Congratulations to Andy and Jamie on completing their SF2 crossover today at Stoney Cove :-) Enjoy the units guys !!

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

SF2 crossover.

Day one of the SF2 crossover for Jamie and Andy at DiveMaster Scuba, lots of kit fettling and learning how to maintain and service the unit :-)

Monday, 8 February 2016

Congratulations to Damian on completing his ART course

Congratulation to Damian on completing his IANTD ART JJ-CCR course, see here on a selfie at NDAC enjoying the blue skies and sunshine :-(

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Congratulations to Marcus on completing his IANTD JJ-CCR crossover

Congratulations to Marcus on completing his IANTD JJ-CCR crossover in style this weekend !! Not even the cold wet weather could stop us having fun :-)

Monday, 18 January 2016

Congratulations to Joel

Congratulations to Joel Chase who completed his JJ-CCR crossover this weekend at Stoney Cove. It was a cold one, but good fun had by all :-) Enjoy the unit mate and I look forward to diving with you again soon !!

Snow at Stoney Cove

First snow at Stoney Cove, looks very inviting 😁

Friday, 8 January 2016

A great start to 2016

Its been a busy start to the year with lots of try dives last week and the first SF2 course at Stoney Cove :-) More fun to follow :-)