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This year's trip to the Swedish Westcoast

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Hi all.

Here are som new pictures from my annual trip to the westcoast of Sweden. This year we dove from Smögen, a beutiful little town with a great diving. For all pictures from this trip and others, see my gallery at http://patrik.oscarsson.com/gallery

 

#1

koraller.jpg

 

#2

simpa.jpg

 

#3

anemon2.jpg

 

Please, feel free to hammer me about them.

Have a good dive and great viz!

/ Patrik

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Great Gallery Patrick,

 

I love the jellyfish and the deadmensthumb (that's how the cold coral is called in Holland)

 

Those tropic pictures of manta's and whalesharks of other members are starting to get boring :) It is time for those warmwaterpussy's to see some icy coldwater pictures over here. :P

 

Can you give me some more info about diving in Sweden, I am planning to go diving there next summer.

 

Greetings,

 

Kees

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Thanks for the comments Kees.

 

I think we call it dead man's hand here in Sweden.

I agree with you about the tropic pictures :) There's no challenge taking photos in 30m+ vizibility. You should be up here trying to shoot WA when you hardly can spot your dive buddy a few meters away, now THAT's challenging :P

 

As for diving in Sweden, well, it depends on where you're going. I live in the southeast of Sweden, and if you go here, you will most certainly only go for wreck diving since the Baltic Sea is dead as a doornail in the bottom... (a few grasses here and there but not much excitement to talk about). On the westcoast on the other hand, well, you saw the pictures :cry: Vizibility can range from a just under one (1) meter to up about 20 if you're really lucky. Mostly it's somewhere around 5 on the eastcoast and maybe 10-15 on the westcoast.

 

/ Patrik

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Hi Patrik,

 

No need to tell me about bad viz, we have the warmth here but that is where the pleasure ends.

 

Pic #2, is that some type of Scorpionfish? Certainly looks like a relative of the ones we see here.

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Snygga bilder Patrik! Hade ingen aning om att det finns koraller o sjostjarnor i svenka vatten... Skall komma o halsa pa nasta sommar och dyka i kvarken pa finska sidan. Jattekul att se bilder fran nordligare breddgrader!

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Pic #2, is that some type of Scorpionfish? Certainly looks like a relative of the ones we see here.

 

Hi Gordon.

No, it's not a type of Scorpionfish. They can't live up here, it's way too cold in these waters (freezing during winter and up to 22-23 C in the summer). I have no idea what the name of this fish is in english (or any other language than Swedish...) but we call it "Simpa".

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Thanks Patriko,

 

I will try and find out from one of my Nordic friends here what it might be.

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