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Wrecks of Scapa Flow

Just a quick post to showcase some nice pictures of my ongoing diving trip. Not the usual warm water lots of nice fish destination, no this time it#s big ass wrecks. Yep, exactly, siper nice battleships sank in the Orkney islands in northern Scotland.
The diving is amazing, we’re usually doing 30-40 min bottom times in the 25-45m depth range averaging on 10-15min accelerated deco (60% O2).
When we are not diving, we live on the MV Karin of
here is a description of Scapa Flow from wikipedia

Scapa Flow (meaning “bay of the long isthmus”) is a body of water in the Orkney IslandsScotland,United Kingdom, sheltered by the islands of MainlandGraemsayBurray, South Ronaldsay and Hoy. It is about 312 square kilometres (120 sq mi). It has a shallow sandy bottom not deeper than 60 metres (200 ft) and most of it about 30 metres (98 ft) deep, and is one of the great natural harbours/anchorages of the world, with sufficient space to hold a number of navies. Viking ships anchored in Scapa Flow more than 1,000 years ago, but it is best known as the site of the United Kingdom‘s chief naval base during World War I and World War II. The base was closed in 1956.

Bérna on the move

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