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PostSubject: Turkey Diving 2012    Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:20 pm

Just come back from a few weeks away with family and friends at Altinkum.

The weather was scortchio - 50 degree's most days sunny sunny sunny

Went for as few days diving with megs and friend and one of the hotel staff. They were doing a try dive from the shore and we did a shallow shore dive. The vis was ok in places.

The next days diving was just myself from day boat. There were only 2 other English families and one foreign. The weather was hot but windy, so we had to go into one of the bays first. We did a 45 min dive to around 8m. There were a couple of octopi's but they stayed in the holes and wouldnt come out!!!
The wind then dropped after lunch and we were able to dive on the Pinar-1 wreck. This was a former Coast Guard ship, sunk in 2009. The fish lie is fairly good for turkey but still the wreck was covered in places with nets!!! The wreck is next to a reef, so we had 2 dives in one. There were 2 large sting rays on the bottom and a large woray or conger eel in its hole!!!
Total dive time was 45 mins including 12 mins deco!!!!! the depth was 37.5m.

The diving is getting better in Turkey as they appear to be restricting the fish around some bays and wrecks!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Turkey Diving 2012    Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:37 pm

Just concerned how they are restricting the fish?? Do they hold them round the neck so that they canny get their breath, or do they have some form of turnstile, and only a few are allowed in at a time???

Glad you enjoyed your try dive, now you need to go on further and become a Padi scuba diver, working your way up the open water diver!!!!
Looks like you had a good time only a few days until the next one, I bet.Not jealous at all!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Turkey Diving 2012    Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:57 pm

Glad you had a good time.Very Happy

Was the diving with Okenos near the marina? If so how much was the diving and did you hire all the kit.

Have you tried Crocodile divers.

Will have to see about some dives next time we are over there.
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PostSubject: Turkey diving 2012   Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:43 pm

Yes Geoff.

The first dive was with Okenos, which was poor for the cost!! All equipment was included but I took regs, fins, mask comp etc.

The other dives were with crocodile diving. They were a better set up and off a boat. again all equipment included.

The diving for both companies was 30 for first dive and 15 for second. Bit over priced as paid 30 for days diving out of fetyhie including lunch.
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