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Ice diving in the Czech republic

Discussion in 'Central and Eastern Europe' started by Diver0001, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. mania

    mania Cousin Itt ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, for us it's 5 hours drive from Warsaw
    :D


    I'll think about it....

    That's true but....


    Who invited you - if I may ask? There are in fact only two good diving centres to do these wrecks. One is Baltick Wrecks guy in Gdansk, the other is in Leba. These guys are the best and most trustworthy.

    Hope so....
    Mania *still thinking whether should forgive him or not*
     
  2. El Orans

    El Orans ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You should forgive him, he's an excellent buddy.
     
  3. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    I was invited by Pim and his wife. They have connections everywhere.....if it's able to breathe and swim in Eastern Europe they know them. I think it's the connections via-via through Lola that make it all possible.

    In any event, what they said is that it's wrecks that have been closed since the war. They're only being opened now for a select few divers. More than that I don't know but it sounded like something you'd want to get in on before the hammer and chisel wielding port-hole hacking, anything-that-isn't-welded-on-needs-to-be-hanging-on-my-living-room-wall yanking hacks get their anchors into.....

    R..

    Me too. I promise to email you next time.

    R..
     
  4. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Laurans.

    R..
     
  5. mania

    mania Cousin Itt ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Diver0001
    It's not true that wrecks were not opened since war. The thing is that after series of fatal accidents on Goya (the biggest marine tragedy - more than 8 thousand dead) Polish authorities decided to change the law. Now for every wreck diving within Polish teritorial and economy waters you need a permission. For the most difficult wrecks (such as Goya) you need special permission which right now almost nobody gets.
    Mania
     
  6. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    OK, thanks for this. Next time I talk to Pim I'll ask him which wrecks he was talking about.

    R..
     
  7. mania

    mania Cousin Itt ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here you can find some good info about Baltick Wrecks. And these are the guys I wrote about before.
    http://www.balticwrecks.com/en/home.html
    Unfortunately the legal part is not translated.
    Here are wrecks you can dive without extra permission
    http://www.umgdy.gov.pl/pium/wiadomosci/podglad?kod=wu4a346c52.5m5fr56c51&typ=o
    It doesn't mean you can't dive other wrecks but you have to get the permission. As far as I know mainly Baltick Wrekcs guys and Leba guys are among few that get it. And as they are all IANTD so I think they are the ones Pim is cooperating with (it's only my guess).
    Mania
     
  8. Potapko

    Potapko Solo Diver

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    Diver0001,
    AS close as we've been and you came to my neck of the woods without calling. I can forgive you though :wink:


    Hermanice is one of the best dive locations around here. Nice big hole in the gound but not many fish.

    Ciao
     
  9. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    The fact is I was feeling rushed for about 10 days before that trip and I just didn't have the energy. I hope the next time I'll have my ducks lined up better before the trip. It certainly wasn't personal.

    I saw both of them.... :)

    R..
     
  10. iru

    iru Angel Fish

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    If you are interested in diving in the Czech Republic, take a look at www . divinginczech . com

    You can find there some information about diving in Czech Republic, some diving localities, some famous Czech divers, Czech producers of diving gear and so on.
     

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