31 December 2010

Happy New Year

Happy new year to all our readers let's hope it's aWet one

26 December 2010

Diving Down-Under!

The things I have to go through just to save a bit of money and get from my place to the sea. All the scuba gear in the back made me slide off.
Guess who's pulling me out. The shame of it.
You guys have got it easy living right next to the water, I have to suffer these conditions just to get near the wet stuff.
Merry Christmas from Oz.

25 December 2010

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas to all MDers and their buds!

15 December 2010

Meridian Diners!

MDers gathered at the Gun at Gun Hill for a few seasonal drinks before  festive three-course nosh in their newly named 'Divers Retreat' dining room. Despite meticulous planning and record keeping nearly everyone denied their dinner choices, well OK,a slight exaggeration! 

Xmas Dinner Divers

Sadly not all could make it and amongst them were Debbie & Ian who have just recently taken-off for a one year stay in Portugal, but thanks to them for sponsoring the prizes for the Annual MD Photo Competition. This year MDers were asked to confine their photo submissions to one photo in each of the two categories. This reduced the judging time to a few minutes rather than what has seemed like days in the past! The two category winners are below, so personal thanks to Debbie & Ian too!
Photo Competition Winner (Above Water Category) (by Chris-P)

Photo Competition Winner (Under Water Category) (by Nick P)
Alex submitted a rather contemporary photo of a sheep in the 'above water category' and going by recent years judging which has favoured four-legged mammals with coats it had to be regarded as a very serious contender for the category. And for that matter ,who knows, even the under water category too! It's anyone's guess when you ask judges their views after a few drinks!

And contrary to popular belief the Meridian Divers were not the last ones to the the establishment, as unbeknown to many the kitchen cleaner was working overtime that night!

Best wishes to all MDers for a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

05 December 2010

Red Sea Shark Attacks

You will probably have not failed to notice the recent reports from the Red Sea of shark attacks . Whatever is happening does seem leave an impression we are not familiar with. Stories below:-

Sharks attack Four Divers

German Tourist Killed by Shark in Sharm

Sussex Witness Account

Oceanic Whitetip Shark considers human swimmers as potential food source!

01 December 2010

Diving The Wreck Of The Holland V Submarine

video clips from the Holland V dive 17th October with TWSAC I used jamies footage as mine was very grainy.