Diving at the Cazino Constanta

For the second year I am diving with Aquarius Diving at the Cazino Constanta (my home town), Romania. I managed to make some photos and movies this time.   Day 1: 20.8.2016  (click to see pictures and movies on Google Photos) Guide: Gabi I assisted to the 2nd dive of the OWD training. Participants: 1 student, 1 OWD (my Buddy) Nice weather, good visibility of 5-7 m. Time submersed: 50 min Remaining air at the end of the dive: 100 bar Depth: max 6m Day 2: 21.8.2016 (click to see pictures and movies on Google Photos) Guide: Razvan Participants: 1 OWD, 1 AOWD (my Buddy) Nice weather, good visibility of 7-10 m. Time submersed: 68 min Remaining air at the end of the dive: 80 bar Depth: max 6m    

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Diving with kids – Robert’s first diving experience

Sunday, with Jörg and Susi from ScubaDo and 5 children (8-10 Years) old, in the swimming pool of Obereisenbach. Two hours of playing ball under water, underwater contests… Pure fun! Kids loved it and all want to do it again. Robert was too big for the “normal” kid size neoprene and he borrowed the one from Susi. This is why the suit is a bit larger:   Fun ! Fun, Fun…   Best of all: Robert wants to learn to dive with me.   And the photographer (using Jörg’s equipment) who decided to not wear the 8mm suit and went diving only with the jacket :  

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Diving at Cazino Constanta, Romania

I made 3 dives with Aquarius Diving Centre Constanta at the Cazino Constanta. The entry in the water was difficult because we had to go through the stones on the shore.   Click here to go to the Aquarius Diving webpage to view more photos. Dive 1 (Red): 4KG x 2 side lead, 4KG belt lead Dive 2 (Blue): 4KG x 2 side lead, 3 KG belt lead Dive 3 (Black): 4 KG x 2 side lead, 3 KG belt lead 12 L Airtank, 18 KG weight of the airtank With my own equipment. Visibility 3-5 m In general, the visibility was really astonishing for the Black Sea. We could see very well even small crabs.   In Dive 3 we visited the historical harbor from the times of the romans. The walls of the harbor were about 500 m away from where it is now and they were about 2 m high. They are now 5 m under water. The good part is that with every dive I remained longer and longer in the water with the same 12L tank. Longest dive was number 3 with 78 minutes.   Seen: Sea horse Huge jellyfish   Many smaller jellyfishes Fluorescent jellyfishes Crabs Sea needle Shrimps (on the rocks)   And here are the photos (courtesy of Aquarius Diving):

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Diving #4: Krebsgarten, Meersburg

Another diving in the Krebsgarten Meersburg. This time the conditions were quite different. We entered in the water at around 19.00 where the sun was very far away, heading towards the sunset and it was very clouded. Not to say that the previous 3 days it rained quite hard and the water was muddy. So, visibility was very bad: 1-3 m at max. The deeper we went, the lower the visibility was. And, of course, we were badly prepared for that. Only Jörg had a diving flashlight 🙂 Anyway, it was cold at 14m where we were: ~13 grad C. The outside temperature was 20-22 grad C. I used a 7mm neoprene suite with a 5 mm short suite, 13 kg lead and a 12 L compressed air cylinder (which was 18 Kg). The bad part was: I completely forgot to take my brand new diving computer with me 🙁   There were some very interesting thing to see there despite the very bad visibility. Until now I was only on the right side, now it was the first time we went left.     1. Poles in the water. Because of the 1m visibility at around 9-10 m, we were navigating semi-blind and the poles were appearing from nowhere… Interesting … 2. A plastic boat was lying there 3. Some strange metal objects were planted in the water at around 6-9 m Near the poles there was a bicycle or a motorcycle nicely planted just for fun 🙂 4. Continue Reading →

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Diving #3: Krebsgarten, Meersburg

My 3rd time diving, second time in the Garden of Crabs, Meersburg. This time I was with Peter G. as my Dive Master. I am still not able to keep a straight line in the water (called buoyancy). But I am making progresses… I used a 12 L tank in 40 minutes, and I was diving against the current. This requires a lot more effort… The water was 18grd which is OK, but the visibility was pretty bad, around 2-3 m. We saw a lot of crabs (small and big), some fish and a big fish which I don’t know the name. There were a lot of dead crabs in the water, Peter was saying that their life season was closed to end and that’s why they die now. Overall, it was nice and it was a lot of fun to dive with Peter. I hope I will be able to do this again soon (next weekend).

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