What other hobby's do you have?

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  1. BubblingUnder

    BubblingUnder Member

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    I agree about the Egypt wrecks, dived them myself out of Sharm on a liveaboard many years ago & full of fish. Best one as I remember contained aeroplanes/BSA motorcycles in the hold & a steam train ! Scapa Flow gives it a run for its money by sheer scale, although the viz wasn't as good....
     
  2. Tucker90

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    What vis?!? we went there last year, 1m at best, and 4 degree water temp! Lovely!

    Seriously wish the viz was better because it would make it the best dive site in the world!

    The wreck you’re talking about in Egypt sounds like the HMS Thistlegorm although no aircrafts, they had Bedford trucks

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    and bsa bikes still with air in the tyres from 1940!!!

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    Not to mention the two entire locomotives! One blown 300m from the wreck!

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  3. BubblingUnder

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    That name rings a bell, I seem to remember their were Hurricane Wings strapped to the sides of the hold, but that might be another wreck I suppose, it was many years ago. I remember a train like you said some distance from the main wreckage. Wish I had a UW camera then but never mind. Good it's still there for others to enjoy. Happy diving.....
     
  4. Hendre

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    Never been diving, looks so cool guys!

    My side hobbies include photography and wood working, I played with speedlights recently and enjoyed the results!
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  5. rebel

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    Yeah barrier reef is pretty bleached now. I doubt it will return.

    Not all doom and gloom.

    New reefs are forming in Sydney!!
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00338-018-1727-5
     
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  6. Iain Sutherland

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    Interesting read.

    I'm not doom and gloom about the atrocities that we inflict on this plant... I have every faith that after humans have caused their own extinction the world will carry on spinning and all the harm we have done will simply be fossils...

    Nice and cheery for a Monday

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  7. Hendre

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    Aren't you all little rays of sunshine :p
     
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  8. foxfish

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    Well there are still some fish around, I organise a spearfishing competition every year “ The Deeper Blue specimen hunt”

    The winner is the person who catches the most species from a list of edible fish, the list has a high size limit and the competitors are only allowed one fish of each fish listed.
    There is a limit of 20 divers, they come from many parts of the world to compete although in recent years this is mainly the U.K. and Jersey.
    Anyway we always eat our catch on the prize giving evening, including partners or friends, we cook for around 40 people and it is usually a feast to behold!
     

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  9. Tucker90

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    Doesn’t it just


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  10. foxfish

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    315879F3-B1CB-4C22-8348-7907886996AB.jpeg A new instrument out of the shed today, wood top tenor banjo....
     

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  11. Mark Stoakes

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    Done abit of carp fishing in my time also like building pc's, built a few over the years for family and friends :)
     
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  12. Marc Jackson

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    For many years I lived in the world of anoraks, even touring around the UK to take part in the bizarre hobby of scale aircraft modelling (Dad flew in the RAF during WWII), in particular the aircraft of the US Navy. Some of my work from years ago:

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    Had the privilege to be invited on two US nuclear powered aircraft carriers through this hobby.
     
  13. dean

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    That must of been a big event going into one of their aircraft carriers


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  14. GlenD

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    Trying to learn/play the electric guitar :cigar:
     
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  15. foxfish

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    Good on you mate, it can take a while!
     
  16. oscarlloydjohn

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    Harpsichord playing is my other hobby :)
     
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  17. Arana

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    2 of my other passions in one, fishing and travelling. Some of you may even have these in your tank but you will need a very large one for these examples! :)

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  18. Hendre

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    The folks over at MFK would love that ripsaw catfish! :D
     
  19. LondonDragon

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    Those are great fish :) is that in the UK? awesome :)
     
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  20. Arana

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    No that is in Thailand :)
     

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