This year we dived with MS Dolfijn from Lowestoft United
15 july 2011
This year we
dived with MS Dolfijn a former patrol ship of the Dutch customs
from Lowestoft UK. We left Maassluis on Sunday morning and
arrived Sunday evening in Lowestoft. This coast town is the most
eastern city of the UK. When we arrived the English coast
windmill (126 mtr) high Gulliver was seen first. The historical
coast line was a fantastic sight. Later it proved to be very
nice for a walk and a drink ;))
The Dutch harbour Maassluis near
Rotterdam. This was the place we boarded and left for Lowestoft.
She is still a beauty, a
fantastic ship with an incredible powerfull Stork 650+ Hp engine. It is
known that the motor was placed first and the ship built around
A 1 day journey to the UK.
This year we dived with Martin,
Suzanne, Tino, Rita, Peter, Arjan, Onno, Eke, Dop and JanWillem
Martin, skipper OC
Suzanne, the Boss OC
Rita CCR trimix
Tino CCR trimix
Peter OC trimix
Jan Willem CCR trimix
Dop CCR trimix
EKE OC trimix
Arjan OC trimix
Onno CC trimix
After we arrived
late in Lowestoft the next morning we dived close to shore.
Unfortunately visibility was < 30 cm and diving was stopped. We
moved 30 miles from shore to the next wreck. The visibilty was
much better and we decided to make more dives there.
Next Tuesday we
dived 4 more dives on a unknown wreck. We managed to find a
porthole, something to pee in and a rudder position indicator
rudder position indicator
A very fortunate finding!
The rest of the week we had to
much wind. So I can offer you a very nice movie on the unknown
wreck and some pictures of things we did the rest of the week.
But first let us start with a nice movie of the dive to the 45
We had a great
week, with ower enemy the wind. Fortunately all divers had a
great time. Loved to be in the UK again. We took ower mascotte
COW with us:
We could not find
a reason NOT to organise a good BBQ so after a good search we
found the ideal spot:
good people, good food, nice
Tino killed the cow.......
It took 5 guys to arrange some
water for the boat!
I hope you join us again next
I would like to finish with the
unfolding of the expedition Flag 2011! THANKS ARJAN!!!