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Bavaria / Germany: lake Walchensee spot ‚Galerie‘

Before our holidays Dirk told us about going to Oktoberfest of Munich and after diving in lake Walchensee.And that at our last holiday weekend. Perfect! We wanted to go before to lake Walchensee because another friend told us a lot about the lovely lake and this special spot with its scarp face. So Dirk didn’t need to ask if we are interested, too. YES!!! We invited us ourselves. 😀

While we stayed at lake Attersee he told us what he planned and so we ordered the right gases at Bocki’s a day before. And we agreed meeting for breakfast at 8 in the first café on the left side.

But in the meantime the flow of refugees increased and because of that they introduced border controls. We heart about waiting time for a lot of hours. So we started our tour from Attersee to Walchensee at 5 o‘ clock in the morning. But we passed the border without control and were half an hour before meeting time in the small café. Perfect. With some information about the lake and a lot of laughter we had a good start in the diving day. And there were also no wind so no wind or kite surfer could be on the parking zone for the dive spot.

We met some other diver on the parking zone. After a short briefing and making a dive plan we arranged our equipment and placed our stages with a rope in the water because the entrance isn’t comfortable. Balancing over the stones and with the help of each other we reached into the water with our equipment. But that was no problem.

Boah – what a scarp face! Steep down initially! We needed only to let us fall. And we fell. Lovely! Then we followed it and its beauty with a clear view. Because of our lights there were light actions which let the steep face being more imposing. Gigantic. Unfortunately the bottles come also to an end at the best dive and so we began to finish the dive. But at first: deko! With rising very slowly, the wreck of a car and some grimaces it was a short time. At the second entrance we came out of water and began with gushing about the dive.

We spent our diving break with talking and a piece of apple or cheese cake. In the café it smelt of it in the morning. The granny baked them. And the apple cake was still warm. We died for it.

Our second dive was also at the scarp face but to a special rock formation. That eclipsed everything. That was better again than the first dive. Wow. The two very very good dives ended too fast at ‚Galerie‘.

Actually we wanted to finish our day with pizza but there were no restaurant any more for eating it. So we ate something at a Bavarian restaurant with a bad kitchen. Damn. But the two perfect dives aren’t forgotten.

Walchensee / Bayern: Die Galerie

Bereits einige Zeit vor unserem Urlaub erzählte uns Dirk von seinem Vorhaben zum Oktoberfest nach München und an den nahe gelegenen Walchensee zu fahren. Und das auch noch an unserem letzten Urlaubswochenende. Walchensee!?! Da wollten wir dank der Schwärmerei über den See von einem anderen Dirk doch schon vor über einem Jahr mal tauchen. Nur leider ließen uns die Surfer an dem Tag nicht ans Wasser. Dirk brauchte also nicht einmal mehr zu fragen, ob wir auch interessiert wären. Wir haben uns einfach eingeladen, mitzutauchen. 🙂 (mehr …)

Kreidesee Hemmoor: Unser Jahreswechsel…

Bereits zu Weihnachten hat es uns in den Norden zu Steffies Eltern nach Norderstedt verschlagen. Und so bot es sich an mit Freunden und Bekannten den Jahreswechsel in Hemmoor, organisiert von der Tauchschule Sepia, zu verbringen.

Eigentlich wollten wir erst am 31. Dezember in Hemmoor aufschlagen, aber von den Weihnachtsfeiertagen bis Sylvester ist es ja doch recht lang und so sind wir schon einmal 2 Tage eher dort aufgekreuzt. Bei Mike, Eva, Ralf, Steffi und Sascha, die schon eher angereist waren, wurden wir vorm Tauchen noch auf ein Brötchen und Kaffee eingeladen. Danke noch einmal. Das war genau das Richtige! Anschließend starteten wir dann in einer ähnlichen Gruppenkonstellation unseren Tauchgang von E2 zum Rüttler und zurück. Danach fuhren wir wieder gen Hamburg. Mit nem anständigen Abendessen im Schweinske HH-Fuhlsbüttel und einer anschließenden Schlitterpartie nach Norderstedt beendeten wir einen tollen Tag.

Am 31. zogen wir also von Hamburg nach Hemmoor in eine der Schwedenhäuser auf dem Kreideseegelände. Die sind gemütlich und gefallen uns sehr. Zu uns gesellten sich Beate, Manfred und Armin. Super, das passte richtig gut zusammen. Nach einem kurzen Hallo schnappten wir uns direkt unseren Tauchkrams und schon ging es ins Wasser: Gemeinsam mit Eva, Stefan, Mike, Manfred, Ralf und Armin tauchten wir von E0 aus zum Flieger und an der Steilwand entlang zurück zu E1. Den Jahreswechsel verbrachten wir alle gemeinsam in einem Haus und mit Grillgut. Danke Carsten! Das Fleisch war hervorragend gegrillt! Mjamiii!

Das neue Jahr begannen wir mit unserem persönlichen Highlight der Hemmoor-Tour:
Wolfgang von der Tauchschule Sepia leihte uns zwei Scooter. Anfangs mit der niedrigsten Stufe probiert, stellten wir uns noch etwas ungeschickt an. Hoch und runter und hoch und runter. Naja, aber irgendwann hatten wir es raus und so ging es die Straße abwärts zum Rüttler. Und zwar auf der schnellen Stufe. Dreimal um den Rüttler herum und unten durch und nochmal vorbei. Die Betonbombe und das Segelboot umkreisend wurden die Dinger ausprobiert. Prima! Das war ein Riesenspaß. Eine Mordsgaudi! Richtig cool! Danke Wolfgang!

Einen Tag später ließen wir es ruhig angehen und tauchten mit Beate von E2 noch einmal ganz entspannt zur Rüttlerbrücke und dann über die Schütte hinweg in Richtung Rüttlerkeller. Besonders hat uns gefreut, dass Beate so viel Spaß hatte und wir ihren persönlichen Tiefenrekord im Kaltwasser völlig relaxed knacken konnten.

Unseren Trimix-Tauchgang haben wir dann einen Tag später mit Manfred an E5 gemacht. Wir hatten uns schon zu Hause fest vorgenommen, dieses Mal dort mindestens einen Tauchgang zu machen. Die Steilwand sollte da ja sehr schön sein… Das Geschleppe der Ausrüstung hatte uns bisher immer davon abgehalten. Geplant war ein Tauchgang auf maximal 50 m Tiefe. Leider haben wir uns am Anfang, als wir auf der Tiefe ankamen, rechts gehalten und nicht links. Dort kam aber nichts mehr außer Schlamm, so dass wir umkehrten und dann doch noch auf die Steilwand trafen. Insgesamt war es aber trotzdem ein toller Tauchgang.

Leider neigte sich unser Urlaub auch schon wieder dem Ende zu und so trafen wir uns mit Mike, Manfred und Ralf am 4.1. recht früh, um einen allerletzten Tauchgang vor der Heimfahrt und vor allen Dingen vorm Frühstück (*grr*) zu machen. Er führte uns von E1 noch einmal die Straße herunter bis zu den Pipelines an der Meisterbude, zurück durch den Wald, wo wir dann unsere Deko absaßen. Ein gelungener letzter Tauchgang…

Danke an Wolfgang von der Tauchschule Sepia für die Organisation. Wir hatten eine sehr schöne, tolle Zeit mit euch, Eva, Beate, Steffi, Elisa, Claudia, Marlies, Carsten, Mike, Stefan, Ralf, Nils, Wolfgang, Sascha, Harry, Manfred und Armin. Uns hat es richtig gut gefallen!

 

Lake ‚Kreidesee‘ Hemmoor: Our turn of the year…

We already went for christmas to the North of Germany, to Steffie’s parents who live in Norderstedt (next to Hamburg). And so we decided to spend the turn of the year with friends at lake ‚Kreidesee‘ Hemmoor. The tour was organized by dive school Sepia.

Actually we wanted to go to Hemmoor at the 31st December but it is an long time between christmas and sylvester. So we went to the lake two days before because it isn’t far away from Hamburg. Mike, Eva, Ralf, Steffi and Sascha invited us for having breakfast at their holiday house before diving. Thank you again. That was really good. After we started our dive with some of them from E2 to the Rüttler. Afterwards we drove back to Hamburg. We finished our lovely day with a good dinner at restaurant ‚Schweinske‘ Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel and a glissade back to NorderstedtAt 31st December we moved from Hamburg to Hemmoor in one of those framehouses on the terrain of lake ‚Kreidesee‘. We like them an they are ‚gemuetlich‘. We shared it with Beate, Manfred and Armin. Perfect. That was really good. After a short greeting we picked up our diving equipment and drove to the water: Together with Eva, Stefan, Mike, Manfred, Ralf und Armin we dived from E0 to the plane and beside the steep face back to E1. For the turn of the year we had a small party in one of the houses and a barbecue. Thank you Carsten! The meat was broiled really good. Mjam!

The new year we began with our personal highlight of the Hemmoor trip: Wolfgang by dive school Sepia borrowed us two scooter for our first scooter dive. At the beginning trying with the lowest speed we lined up inaptly. But some moments later it wasn’t dificult any more and so we scootered downwards to the ‚Rüttler‘ – with the highest speed. Three times around the ‚Rüttler‘ and past again… The concret bomb and the sail boat revolving we tried them. Lovely! That was a lot of fun. Very good. Thank you, Wolfgang!

A day later we began our day slowly and dived with Beate from E2 again to the bridge of the ‚Rüttler‘. Diving over the chute we went to the cellar of the building. We were very happy that  Beate had so much fun and cracked her record of depth in freshwater.

Our Trimix dive we made with Manfred at E5 one day later. Actually we decided to dive there at home. The steep face should be very nice at this place… But the tow of the equipment holded us off until then. We planned our dive until the depth of 50 metres. But when we arrived that depth we kept to the right. But there wasn’t anything except sludge. So we turned and still encountered the steep face. Altogether it was a good dive.

Unfortunately our holidays were coming to an end. So we met with Mike, Manfred and Ralf (*grr*) really early in the morning for doing a last dive in this lake at the 4th January before driving home and having breakfast. We started at E1 and dived over the street to the pipelines and the ‚Rüttler‘. Our decompression time we spent in the forest. A lovely last dive.

Thank you, Wolfgang by dive school Sepia for the organisation. We had a really good time with you, Eva, Beate, Steffi, Elisa, Claudia, Marlies, Carsten, Mike, Stefan, Ralf, Nils, Wolfgang, Sascha, Wolfgang, Harry, Manfred and Armin. We enjoyed it really!

Wolfgangsee / Österreich: Marineschule I

Mit ein bisschen Herzklopfen möchten wir von diesem Tauchgang berichten, denn wir waren hinterher doch „maximal geflasht“.

Schon vor unserem Sommerurlaub im Juni haben wir uns bzgl. des Tauchens im Wolfgangsee informiert, ins Besondere über den Tauchplatz „Falkensteinwand“. Als wir dann dort waren, waren wir wohl an der falschen Stelle oder was auch immer. Jedenfalls haben wir keine Falkensteinwand gefunden. Vor einiger Zeit haben wir dann einen neuen Versuch gestartet. Wir haben von aus Linz kommenden Freunden gehört, dass man da auch besser mit einem Boot hinüberfährt, denn es wäre wohl ein unwegsamer langer Fußmarsch mit der kompletten Ausrüstung dorthin. Sie konnten uns aber nicht sagen, wer dorthin fährt, denn als sie da waren, war das privat organisiert. (mehr …)

Lake ‚Wolfgangsee‘ / Austria: divespot ‚Marineschule I‘

With a little bit of heart throb we tell about this dive, because we felt very well and relaxed after it.

Before our summer holidays in June we have informed us about diving at dive spot ‚Falkensteinwand‘ in lake ‚Wolfgangsee‘. But when we had been there perhaps we were at the wrong place or however. Anyway we hadn’t found the Falkensteinwand. Some time ago we started a new attempt. We have heard by friends from Linz / Austria that we would better go by boat to the spot because it would be a long and arduous march with the whole equipment from a parking place. But they couldn’t say who plans trips there because when they had been there they went to the spot by a private boat.

But for what there are a platform called ‚facebook‘ and some groups about ‚diving in…‘. The user of the facebook-group ‚Diving in Austria‘ and he who himself had finally brought together. So we went out with Alex Berner by the base ‚Tauchstation Wolfgangsee‘ by boat, but not to the Falkensteinwand. He said that there is a place which is a lot better: Marineschule I with a maximal depth about 83 m. Good – so we rely on the knowledge of someone who is native there. But the account with the ‚Falkensteinwand‘ is still open… It will be settled – really.

We made an appointment with Alex at 3 o‘ clock p.m. on this day. He said, that it would be possible that two other divers come with us. That is no problem for us. But Alex would have done the trip with us alone. We started earlier to St. Wolfgang, where Tauchstation is resided. Our route guidance system didn’t know the adress. The street ‚Markt‘ does exist but not the house number. But we would find it. We dawdled through St. Wolfgang on this rainy day and found the Tauchstation finally. Nobody had been there and so we where enticed by the cakes of a confectionery. Typical – Steffie loves a piece of cake and a cup of milk coffee.

Some time later and almost too late because of our culinary consumption of our pie slices we were on the parking place next to the Tauchstation. Some other divers unpacked and assembled their equipment. Swiss – we could extracted it because of their licence numbers. „Ah, you are the technical diver,“ we were appreciated. „Alex had announced you.“ By the way: In German there is the word ‚Teckie‘ for technical diver. We hate the expression very much because we are diver like anybody else, too. Whatever – the Swiss were nice. We liked them straightaway. While we assembled all our equipment, Alex came to the base, explained the process and asked for our dive plan: „Dive time 80 minutes, maximal depth 75 m.“ „Perfect, everything is okay. Where you want to go there was nobody since 4 years because the dive spot ‚Marineschule I‘ is private and you can only dive there after you got an owner’s approval,“ he countered. Boah, how cool!!! A little later we conseigned our dive equipment on the boat – the Swiss a little less, we a little more.

During the 20-minutes-tour to the dive place Alex told us about the lake ‚Wolfgangsee‘, the marine school and the reason why he has an electro boat and not one with a petrol motor. So we had an interesting and short trip. After we had applied we got the briefing about the spot and were the first divers who readied their equipment. Alex gave us the stages, we installed them, a short equipment check and then we went downward. We flew the scarp slope down in a free fall. We saw a partial smooth wall with impressive overhangs and crevices. From the depth of 20 metres down the visibility became better and better, perhaps something about 30 metres and more. But the coldness came with the depth. In the depth of 75 metres there were only 4.4 degrees Celsius. After a short stay in this depth we began to appear very slow. Now we could enjoy the partial smooth wall and its details. Slowly, meter per meter we floated upward, along interesting rock formations which changed with a smooth wall. But we didn’t notice while the descenting that we dive under a big overhang. The sediment gushed down because of our bubbles. Nobody had really been here for a long time. When you had a  look up you could realize some nice light effects. The closer we came to the depth of 20 metres the dingier it became. Unfortunately we had to wait our deco time without the nice visibility but the impressions about the scarp slope was good however. At a depth of 12 metres we met the Suisse group. They disappeared in the milky wall. After 80 minutes we appeared. The other diver waited for us – ready for departure.

Alex helped us to do our equipment on his boat and so we drove back to the base. On the way back everybody talked about the dive and so the trip ended fast. After arriving at the base we granted our equipment in our car and said goodbye to Alex and the Suisse. But before we had to put a stamp in our logbooks (Steffie needs always (!) a stamp if it is possible).

We give here a small impression about a dive which has suited us extremly. We don’t have words for subscribing what we have experienced. Unfortunately we don’t have the right equipment for the light situation in this depth. That is the reason why we don’t have so much pictures of the situation in the depth.

Thanks a lot, Alex, for the dive spot suggestion and your effort! We had a great day!
Max. depth: 75 m; dive time: 80 min.; water: 4,4° C; visibility: until zu 30 m (???); gases: TMX 15/55, TMX 35/35, Nx 50

Attersee / Österreich: Tauchplatz „Ofen“ oder die Reise ins Taucher-Nirvana…

Nachdem wir uns nach dem Tauchgang an der Schwarzen Brücke etwas ausgeruht haben, beschlossen wir noch einen, um die Flaschen zu leeren, zu machen. EiIgentlich könnten wir die am „Ofen“ leersaugen… – mal wieder eine prächtige Steilwand, die zwar nicht so tief endet wie die Schwarze Brücke, aber in unseren Augen etwas spektakulärer und imposanter ist. (mehr …)

Sommerurlaub 2014: Insel Krk / Kroatien – Punta Silo

Unser dritter und auch letzter Tauchgang mit den Abyss Divers an der Insel Krk führte uns wieder mit dem Boot zum Tauchplatz „Punta Silo“, der direkt neben der Peltastis liegt. Eigentlich wurde ein Gorgonien-Riff, welches bis zu 40 Meter tief sein soll, angesteuert, aber der Wind frischte plötzlich auf und die Wellen wurden höher. Der Kapitän des Tauchbootes brach die Anfahrt ab und nahm Kurs  in Richtung des Alternativ-Spots. Zunächst waren wir etwas enttäuscht, weil wir uns auf die Gorgonien gefreut hatten, aber Antonio von der Tauchbasis versprach im Briefing, dass wir auch an der Steilwand viel zu sehen bekommen. (mehr …)

Esneux / Belgium: La Gombe

Today we were with a group of divers in La Gombe. Some time ago we reserved 20 places for the water time in the morning and invited diving friends for a common sunday trip. At the weekend you must reserve the water time in the morning and in the afternoon everbody is welcome to dive.
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Sundern: Wintertauchplatz Sorpesee

Mit Thorsten und Alexander haben wir uns am 3. Advent am Wintertauchplatz der Sorpetalsperre getroffen. Beim ersten Tauchgang sind wir auf 28 m rechts der Steilwand gefolgt und beim zweiten links herum getaucht. Die Schwämme und Muscheln sowie die Gesteinsformationen haben uns wie immer fasziniert. Vielen Dank an das Team. Wir hatten einen großartigen Tag, der wie immer mit Schnitzeln beendet wurde. Leider ist die Fotoausbeute dieses Mal nicht so groß. (mehr …)

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