Diving #6: The eels of the Malerecke, Langenargen

Same equipment as last time, this time only with different fins, for testing. They were extremely heavy, so I had to use a lot of strength to be able to keep my horizontal position. The other interesting part in this dive was the relique of a wooden boat at about 6-7 m deep. It is being said, that it is there since the time of the romans. Unfortunately, its conservation is not very good, so you can’t see too much from it. I have seen for the first time eels as big as my arm. They were hiding in the rocks at 3 to 7 m deep. They seemed quite used to humans with flashlights and were very relaxed.    

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Diving #5: Überlingen, Tennis club with the new equipment

Ready to test the new equipment I bought this week ! Together with Jörg, Ben, Susi, Robert, Peter and other 4 persons we went diving in Überlingen near the Tennis club there. It has been a dive that felt like being cooked in a soup. The water had 29 degrees Celsius on the surface, about 19 at 13m depth. Unbelievable….   This time I had 2 Kg lead on the back of the jacket, 5 in front and 3 on the belt. 10 Kg in total. I was experimenting because of the new suite with 8 mm neopren and the new jacket. It was a bit too much, but it was OK in the end. I had just like usual a 12 L cylinder weighting 18 Kg. The landscape is a bit strange in Überlingen. You go down very steep up to 15 m or more (we went only to 13). The water was pretty cold there, at around 19 grad. Because the visibility was really, really, bad at around 1m or less, we couldn’t do too much. So, we started to go higher and higher towards the surface to find more clear water. There were some currents as well, because the plants in the water were moving very much. We’ve seen some small fishes, but that was all. I was enjoying my semi-dry suit and sweating like crazy. The 8mm in 29 grad water was a bit too much 🙂 But, what a great suit!!! And the jacket is also very Continue Reading →

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New equipment

I found out about a new diving equipment store that is being open right now in Friedrichshafen: Stephan’s store. Visit his site and online shop here: http://www.action-sport-friedrichshafen.de/ I bought from there the following: – Hollis NEOTEK 8/7/6 semi-dry diving suit Aqualung Axiom Jacket Aqualung Titan LX regulator Mares Diving Console with Compass, Air display, Depth Together with the already purchased Mares X Vision Mask and Mares Nemo Wide diving computer, I am ready to dive 🙂   Check the next posts from here on to see how great this set it!

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