Diving at Wilder Mann in Meersburg (drysuit)

Guide: Jörg Lietzmann Buddy: a girl and a boy who did their first dive in a lake. Right after the OWD course. 🙂 After 18 min he was at 100 Bar and we had to go back. Profile:   Location: Wilder Mann in Meersburg   Temp: 12 degrees Celsius Suit: dry suit Visibility: 3-5m   Air tank: 12 L Material: Steel Weight: 18Kg Lead Weights: 7.5 Kg  -> should have been 9Kg Under the suit: shorty Finns: well, that’s the trick: Fin Jet 1.8 Kg X 2 = 3.6 Kg weight Time: 42 min Depth: 10-13 M   Videos: https://goo.gl/photos/ANjNZQZFYmEWtthy8 They have a bad quality… Looking forward to receiving my  Paralenz camera.

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Dive at the Meersburg ferry boat

Together with Michael from ScubaDo I’ve been for the first time at the Meersburg ferry boat. Important: This place is not for beginners.  Read more below.                 It was extremely interesting… Due to the high level of water in the lake , there was no shore anymore, as you can see on Google Maps above (and check the link). Basically, it was just 1 M of land and then water… Deep water… We used a cord to mark our descent because there were three levels of vertical walls: first level was at 20 m second level was at 24m the bottom where we stopped at 25.8 m Michael told me that it goes even deeper down, but it was not our goal. The reason why we used the cord was the ferry. We didn’t want to go too close to them and with the cord we knew where to get out of water. It was a permanent noise from the ferries which could be heard even at 25m. Speaking of noise pollution. Here is the diving profile:           Challenge 1 Find a parking place… 🙁 It was just a small street and absolutely full. And we had to pass this crowded street about 10 times each of us to carry the equipment on the side with the lake.   Challenge 2 The visibility was about 3-4m. After 15m there was almost no light, so we had to use our torches. The peisage Continue Reading →

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Advanced Open Water Diver completed

On October 9th I finished the last dive from the Advanced Open Water Diver course with Jörg Lietzmann of ScubaDo. Deep Diving at 24.5 m at the Meersburg Tents (Die Zelte) (29.9.2015) Here is the diving profile:   Wreck diving at the Bunkers of Immenstadt (9.10.2015) We had to walk from the parking to the shore, to swim for about 25 min on the surface in order to reach the 2nd island and then we could start the dive. It was all worth!        Temperature: 16 degrees on the surface, between 12-14 on a 8.6 m depth. Here are pictures, courtesy of Jörg:

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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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