Divers all over the world have been drawn to the underwater world by the sense of exploration and adventure that inspired many of our great ancestors such as Jaques Cousteau, Sheck Exley and Rob Palmer to descend into the unknown and discover what is there.

The development over the past few decades of technical diving, both on open circuit scuba and rebreathers, has given us the tools and knowledge to push the boundaries even further. This allows deeper wreck and cave diving, with much longer penetrations and extended bottom times. It gives safer decompression profiles, for exploring even more of the exciting unknown.

Our curiosity to explore the unknown wreck site, cave system, or deep reef, is in our blood. Techniques and equipment will evolve even further with time but our desire to discover the unknown will always be the same.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Graf Zeppelin Trip Report

Saturday 2nd June, Day 2. After the arsing around the previous day we are well behind time, we cross the border into France in the early hours without any checks thank god, but need to change drivers after 3 hours as the first one is tired. Mike takes over and off we go again. Lots of snoring coming from the back seats!!

We thing we have it bad in Spain with the cost of fuel, but the French, well what a rip off over there, cheapest we see is 1.54.6 per litre, and as for the tolls! Inter cambio is still going well, the lads are learning more and more by the day!!!!!

Quick trip through Belgium passes without any problems at all, and we head to Germany. Calls from the posh seats to stop because they are hungry and they want feeding, like we havent made enough stops already!!, Good job we have told Jacek not to expect us today, its 4.00 in the afternoon and we are just inside the German border.

At least the toilets are a fast improvement on France, Joaquin and Mike love them. The French holes had no seats and were dirty, and i am not talking one service station i am talking everyone we stopped at (and with this crowd that is a lot), but the German ones not only do they have a bouncer outside, you have to pay to get in, 70 cents per visit, and you get a voucher back for 50 cents to redeem in the cafeteria!!! But that isnt what is ammusing the chuckle brothers, that is the revolving toilet seat that also gets washed at the push of the button!!! Bit worried though that they wished it would happen while they were sitting on it!

Feed and watered, off we go again, have to make a few more stops to few toilets on the way but we get to Poland at 12.30 in the morning. I take over the driving with Mike navigating. The back row wont shut up all night long, they have been overdosing on Red Bull and Coffee!!! 

Arrive in Hel at 7.00 this morning, guys stop at hotel for some rest and breakfast, i will go and find Jacek to make final preparations. Will let you know how we get on tomorrow after we finally make the first dives, looking forward to this so much seems to have been avaoiding us for years one way or another!!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you made it have great dives tomorrow looking forward to the stories when you get back. Watch out for man eating lobsters.