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Posted: 13/12/2017 15:13:10
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Hi I am looking for any underground quarry lakes that might be suitable for diving in. They will need to be reasonably near the entrance and parking. I am not looking for flooded tunnels just lakes that we could dive in. If you have any ideas I would be interested them.
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Posted: 13/12/2017 16:32:33
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It would be polite to introduce yourself before asking for such detailed information.
Some indications of your skill and experience might assist people.
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Posted: 13/12/2017 17:15:18
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rufenig wrote:

It would be polite to introduce yourself before asking for such detailed information.
Some indications of your skill and experience might assist people.


Yes bump even open water areas under ground can be littered with obstacles and the chance of zero visibility with one wrong fin kick and should only be dived by people with correct training and experience with navigation, equipment and lines

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Posted: 13/12/2017 17:17:57
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OK
I have been caving for the past 27 years mostly in the caves and mines of North Wales and a member of the NWCRO for about 20 years. While I have done lots of trips in the slate mines/quarries my main interest has been in digging in the caves around Wrexham. I haven't paid much attention to the possible lakes for diving in.

I have been diving since 2007 mostly around North Wales. I am a member of Gwynedd sub aqua club. I am not a cave diver which is why I am looking for lakes to dive in as apposed to tunnels. I am looking for some interesting places to dive over the winter while the boat is put away.

I hope that helps.
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Posted: 13/12/2017 18:03:53
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Not being a cave diver Michael I think you will struggle to get to much info passed on even though you are looking at open pools and are a experienced open water diver . The whole approach diving in dark spaces whether tunnels or open pools is totally different .

Maybe I am wrong ?

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Posted: 13/12/2017 18:11:22
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Hello Mike! Didn't recognise you without your face. Have nothing to add as I'm not a diver but wanted to say hello... Blush

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Posted: 13/12/2017 18:22:35
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Hello back IP: 2.27.40.99 Edited: 13/12/2017 18:23:04 by Mklim
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Posted: 17/12/2017 20:03:15
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Paul Marvin wrote:

Not being a cave diver Michael I think you will struggle to get to much info passed on even though you are looking at open pools and are a experienced open water diver . The whole approach diving in dark spaces whether tunnels or open pools is totally different .

Maybe I am wrong ?

Paul


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Posted: 17/12/2017 22:00:48
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I'd suggest joining the Cave Diving Group, and getting the highly essential training and skills over and above what most 'normal' diving (both courses and experience) can teach. IP: 146.200.27.153
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Posted: 18/12/2017 12:10:53
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Yes of course there is the CDG but there is also TDI and IANTD that offer good cave/ mine dive training, in fact the IANTD do a specific mine diver course starting with the Ltd Mine and then on to full mine diver. I have amongst other things done the mine diver course and it is a very good intensive course where you will develop a lot of new skills

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Posted: 18/12/2017 13:28:20
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Just pump it out. You can walk around properly then.

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Posted: 18/12/2017 13:41:26
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RAMPAGE wrote:

Just pump it out. You can walk around properly then.


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Posted: 18/12/2017 20:43:00
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http://www.llynscuba.org is a possibility. Well experienced diver as far as I'm aware.

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Posted: 18/12/2017 22:07:19
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lazyjason wrote:

http://www.llynscuba.org

I think that should be http://www.llynscuba.org.uk

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Posted: 19/12/2017 11:55:47
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I dont think BSAC affiliation do cave/mine courses do they ?

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Posted: 19/12/2017 15:44:31
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Ahh, forgot the uk bit.. soz.
I've done business with them over the years and have spoken on numerous occasions to a top chap called Mike Duke.: Vivien and Dorothea have cropped up in conversations. So yeah, thing....

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Posted: 19/12/2017 16:26:27
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I think the guy that posted the original question will be well aware of Vivian and Dotty he asked about " underground quarry lakes that might be suitable for diving in "

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