Big Blue Tech Returns To The Torpedo
Yesterday was an exciting and awesome day out for Big Blue Tech, not only did five of our resident techies get the chance to dive the 70m long Japanese vessel known as the Torpedo which on its own is impressive. But along came the newest addition to Big Blue which is Big Blue Free Diving.
After initially looking at the weather reports and conditions we all decided we were off. With a two and a half hours steam north in quite choppy conditions we arrived and shotted the wreck. Looking down the water was nice and blue and you could see the bouylines that attach to the Torpedo. The techies finalized there prep, as the the lot less bulky kit of Pepe and Flavia was placed in the water and prepared. We have to admit there was a real buzz on the boat as none of us had been in the water with these guys especially on the deep sites 50m+.
First impression of the wreck was WOW 10m visibility and lots of marine life around, even a very large NUDIBRANCH as Phil one of Big Blue's Dive Masters pointed out (which he was promptly slapped for, you can't take him anywhere without him looking for the small stuff ). Heading up for our first deco stops was when we started to see Pepe and Flavia in turns coming down to see us. Followed by at 5m the sight of bad ass Bryan doing what can only be described as the tech version of free diving ( not quite as elegant as he can be in a twinset). After this we packed up and headed South to our second deco dive of the day on the Unicorn, conditions still a little choppy but hey you cant stop us when we have a mission.
The Unicorn is cargo vessel that sits around 50m and can be a very hazardous wreck to dive with strong current and hit and miss visibility. The last few dives on this wreck we have had 10m+ visability and no currents we were looking forward to this one. First part of the decent was looking good, hardly any current and a thermocline at around 26m then it got dark or as Maxime ( our half French,half German ex student known as freman) pointed out " whoh that was black". Even so the guys enjoyed the whole challange and yet again the crazies(freedivers) were there to greet them on there deco stops.
All in all a massive success of a day. Thanks to everyone that made it happen and also for Pepe and Flavia for making our deco hangs heaps more fun. Pictures will be coming soon or check us out on Facebook These trips will be happening once a month to different wrecks and sites.