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#1 yahsemtough

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Posted 14 December 2002 - 09:17 AM

World famous Port Hardy Diving. Sorry James your 3mm would not cut it! This is cold water ocean diving but well worth the price of admission.

Amazing stuff for pictures.

Price to be confirmed but is estimated at $800 US you handle your travel arrangements.

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If you are interested email me. 4 spots gone 4 left. Nitrox available for an additional cost. :)
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Posted 14 December 2002 - 07:11 PM

I'll try and let you know as soon as possible, I think this would be a great opportunity for an article and picture spread for Sport Diver UK.

Cheers,

Bob

PS will have to get the mice evicted from my drysuit!

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Posted 15 December 2002 - 06:05 AM

Sounds great.

A couple of the magazines have done articles in the last year on this area. I think Rodales was one. I think it is even up on there website.

Depending on the amount of time you have you could get bears, spawning salmon and the rain forest. An amazing area.

If we are lucky and they are a little early, we could have humpbacks, orcas, and pods of 300 + pacific whitesided dolphins.
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Posted 15 December 2002 - 12:52 PM

5 spots gone, 3 left.
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Posted 15 December 2002 - 02:34 PM

6 gone, 2 left

cybergoldfish is coming Bob Whorton that is.
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Posted 16 December 2002 - 05:48 AM

Did I mention that we will be accessing their float house in Clam cove and therefore have lots of room for camera maintenence and hot showers. Not to mention the hot tub.
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Posted 18 December 2002 - 07:57 AM

Hold on...the last to spots may be gone to scottyb

I will confirm soon.
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Posted 18 December 2002 - 08:43 AM

What are the dates?

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Posted 18 December 2002 - 08:49 AM

The dates are still August 24th to the 28th, 2003
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Posted 18 December 2002 - 03:34 PM

OK. Myself & wife will have last two places. That is a DEFINITE. We are both Instructors and good friends of Bob Whorton.

We will be travelling from UK. Please could you confirm fine details.

Please email me on mhumpage@aol.com

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 02:01 AM

We are both Instructors and good friends of Bob Whorton.

Since when!

This is Drysuit diving Mark 12 degrees if the suns been out for 72 hours!

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 03:24 AM

Oh Bob you're so cruel!

If its drysuit diving then I'm happy to give you a tune up!

Remember Bob, without us brummies experience you'd only be half the diver you are now!!!

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 06:14 AM

Bob how was the mouse exodus from that drysuit?
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Posted 19 December 2002 - 06:26 AM

markh has confirmed the last two spots.

For those who have extressed an interest and would like to be on a wait list just in case I would he happy to hold your names. You never know if a cancellation comes up between now and then.
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Posted 19 December 2002 - 12:49 PM

Regarding the drysuit...

I will have to call my sister in UK to have my nephew send in his boa constricta - Hopefully without too much damage.

I haven't used this suit since August 2000 whilst diving St Paul's Island in Nova Scotia... I'll take it in the local pool when I get back in March/April.
I may just bring along the 6mm semi dry as a backup. :)

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 12:53 PM

6mm You are definately a better man than I am. I am ordering dry gloves right now for my wife and I to further reduce the amount of water that comes in contact with my skin even less.

I have seen people do the whole trip in 7mm wetsuits. No kids as of yet though so the long term impacts are yet to be determined and confirmed.
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Posted 19 December 2002 - 01:01 PM

Hell, what are you made of man... There's nothing so refreshing as that initial rush of icecold water down the centre of your back. I think my dry gloves are still floating around the Gulf of St, Lawrence!!!

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Posted 19 December 2002 - 01:42 PM

Once you go dry you never go back...

No pun intended.

It must be from hanging around Eric in warm climates, I've become soft and unaccustomed to the cold water diving that is much closer to home.

Or, the fact that 3 weeks before that I will be spending 2 weeks in the Bahamas on another shark expedition with the same group of fine folks from last year. See the Bahamas shark report by Eric on this site.

Jim Watt said he dove Port Hardy. Actually showed me his little slide show from that trip. He had his boat shipped over to do it. You should see him in a dry suit.
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Posted 19 December 2002 - 10:24 PM

You kept the Bahamas trip Quiet! I would liked to have come on that to photograph the artificial shark encounters.

I thought the US had banned shark feeding now?

You will have to come over to Seychelles sometime for some "Natural" encounters with up to 100 sharks just being sharks - Then there are the Whale Sharks too.

You won't need a drysuit, but it can get cool sitting on the bottom for 80 minutes!!!

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Posted 20 December 2002 - 02:17 AM

I've checked out the surface water temps for the Port Hardy area last Aug and it never got better than 13 deg C. Air temps were similar. This is colder than Stoney Cove......brrrrrrr.

Can you handle this Bob!!!

My new dry gloves are on order.

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