2004-02-15 Stoney Cove
It was packed. There was this theory that if we arrived late all the arrive
early, get in a dive and go home bunch would have gone and we would be in
the bottom car park. I expressed doubts but since I had been offered a lift who
was I to set the schedule?
For what it's worth please note that this concept was completely and utterly
wrong in every aspect.
This is Andy of Abyss UK with the new
Semi closed rebreather.
It's a rather dinky item that is doing (or may have completed) its CE
certification as I write. This is the next model up with two mixes so it dodges
the usual problem of a semi of being a one depth machine. A full CCR set of
bolt-ons are promised so I'm watching this one interestedly. As it comes in at
about £2K in basic form with a hoped for price of another £600 for the CCR bits
this could be the start of the downward pressure on rebreather prices.
Any how Andy and I walked all the way down from the top of the middle car park
in full kit, did three quarters of an hour in the water and then climbed all
the way back up. The camera flash is still playing hard to get so the pike is a
More pictures of the Submatix next week I hope but I think it might be a while
before he lets me play with one.
The pictures can be accessed by clicking the thumbnail but they tend to be 900K+ files
Pictures by Nigel Hewitt
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