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Maldives Diving 2013

by on Jun.15, 2013, under Scuba, Underwater Photography

70% of the planet is covered in water…approximately 1% of the population of the world Scuba dives. Of that 1% a few very lucky people get to dive in The Maldives. Sometimes life ain’t so bad.

Here are a few shots taken during dives in the South Male Atol , Maldives May-June 2013. Good to be diving with Dive Ocean again, based on Biyadhoo Island. It’s the start of the monsoon and the Indian Ocean is filling up nicely with plankton…great for the sea-life…not so great for taking pictures. Had some fantastic dives in some pretty challenging conditions including whipping down Cocoa Corner at 23 metres doing what felt like 20 knots. Definitely ‘strong current’ drift diving in my book.

Awesome is an overused term, but diving in the Maldives this year was very , very…awesome.

Sad to say that on one dive to Kandooma we came across a shark carcass tied to a concrete block dropped on to the top of the Thila. Clear evidence that illegal Shark fishing is still going on….depressing. Sharks (and Mantas and Whales) are worth so much more ALIVE!

Maldives Underawater 2013
 
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Red Sea diving June 2012

by on Jul.27, 2012, under Underwater Photography

Underwater shots taken during dives in the Red Sea June 2012. This time diving with Ocean College Diving, who were pretty top notch. Finally got to dive Thistlegorm, but a combination of my crap photography skills, camera equipment, and visibility during the dive left me with only a handful of semi decent shots ..! Great dives though. Shark & Yolanda was ,as usual awesome as was Jackson reef and my new favourite dive site , the little dived Canyon at Marsa Brayka. Fantastic.

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The Ullock Pike Hike!

by on May.28, 2012, under General

So its the hottest weather we’ve had all year…what better time to decide to hike up a 700mtr fell in the Lake District, in the full heat of the midday sun?. Under the direction of Andy ‘Sherpa’ Atkinson, myself & Mr. Michael Pennington actually did make it to Ullock Pike and beyond. A grand day oot.

 

 

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Daisychain Connection 5th June at The Brickyard

by on Apr.25, 2012, under Daisychain Connection

Martin Stephenson at the Brickyard 5th JuneThe Daisychain Connection will be rolling out huge guitar rigs and masses of modern technology to play at the Brickyard in Carlisle on June 5th 2012. Well, we will be plugging some cables in to the guitars and Ian will be pressing some pedals at any rate.

We are supporting the brilliant Martin Stephenson & the Daintees. I think the last time we supported them was circa 1988 at The Front Page?! For tickets and more info : http://www.thebrickyardonline.com/

 

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Daisychain Connection Gig Nov 12 Carlisle!

by on Sep.10, 2011, under Daisychain Connection

Jack Daisychain Ace DetectiveIts been well over 20 years since the four of us got up on stage together. So the Daisychain Connection gig on 12th November should be …..interesting, scary, very different…but most of all FUN.

For more details and online ticket purchase : http://www.daisychainconnection.co.uk

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Red Sea June 2011 Photos

by on Jun.29, 2011, under Underwater Photography

Underwater shots taken during dives in the Red Sea June 2011. All diving with  www.cameldive.com, who apart from being a top notch dive outfit have a GREAT bar and restaurant complex in Naama Bay. The Indian was ace…..!

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