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Postby Paphitis » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:33 pm

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Paphitis wrote:I found this link.

http://www.divesitedirectory.co.uk/dive ... nobia.html

looks very impressive!

Max Depth is 42m. Advance PADI can take you down to 38m on oxygen.

To go deeper, do you require Nitrox? It is only an extra 4m down to the cabins, but I guess you will be able to see EVERYTHING from 30m!

oxygen is deadly at 10 mtrs you would only dive with natural air oxygen is NEVER USED ,


Scuba Tanks normally comprise 21% Oxygen and 79% Nitrogen.

The mixture changes for dives beyond 38m I believe.
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Postby Paphitis » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:00 pm

Alpha Chris wrote:Sounds awesome!
It seems you have been spoilt on the marine life side of diving.
Now it's time to be spoilt on wreck diving, and there is none better than the Zenobia.
Please feel free to call me on 00357 99866383 whenever you are ready to take the plunge, so to speak... :lol:


yes, I have been spoilt with Marine Life. Seen just about everything from eels, Potato Fish, Manta Rays, Shovel Nose Sharks, Reef Sharks, Whale Sharks, lemon Sharks, Tigers, all kinds of Snapper and Red Emperor, and other fish I don't even remember the names of.

We have some noteworthy wreck and cave dives in Australia, but I have not done anything like that myself.
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Postby IMPOSTALIEDUS » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:13 pm

Paphitis wrote:
IMPOSTALIEDUS wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I found this link.

http://www.divesitedirectory.co.uk/dive ... nobia.html

looks very impressive!

Max Depth is 42m. Advance PADI can take you down to 38m on oxygen.

To go deeper, do you require Nitrox? It is only an extra 4m down to the cabins, but I guess you will be able to see EVERYTHING from 30m!

oxygen is deadly at 10 mtrs you would only dive with natural air oxygen is NEVER USED ,


Scuba Tanks normally comprise 21% Oxygen and 79% Nitrogen.

The mixture changes for dives beyond 38m I believe.
SCUBA TANKS COMPRISE OF AIR for NORMAL DIVING WHICH IS 78%nit and 20 oxygen and cd and argon. if you dived with oxygen only you would be dead before you went 15 met, it was just the fact you mentioned using oxygen for diving and i would not like to see someone doing it,
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Postby apc2010 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:17 pm

a very good friend of mine , a diver instructor from Latchi died exploring this wreck , be carefull
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Postby Paphitis » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:34 am

IMPOSTALIEDUS wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
IMPOSTALIEDUS wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I found this link.

http://www.divesitedirectory.co.uk/dive ... nobia.html

looks very impressive!

Max Depth is 42m. Advance PADI can take you down to 38m on oxygen.

To go deeper, do you require Nitrox? It is only an extra 4m down to the cabins, but I guess you will be able to see EVERYTHING from 30m!

oxygen is deadly at 10 mtrs you would only dive with natural air oxygen is NEVER USED ,


Scuba Tanks normally comprise 21% Oxygen and 79% Nitrogen.

The mixture changes for dives beyond 38m I believe.
SCUBA TANKS COMPRISE OF AIR for NORMAL DIVING WHICH IS 78%nit and 20 oxygen and cd and argon. if you dived with oxygen only you would be dead before you went 15 met, it was just the fact you mentioned using oxygen for diving and i would not like to see someone doing it,


Thanks very much.

Scuba Tanks are called by many(incorrectly) including myself at times, Oxygen Tanks. But they do not contain pure oxygen. They are Air Tanks which contain a mixture of Oxygen and Nitrogen, which is equivalent to what we breath now.

The mixture changes at very deep depths, where the mixture may contain far more nitrogen and less Oxygen, but I could be wrong about that because all the dives I have done have never necessitated the use of Nitrox
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Postby Paphitis » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:36 am

apc2010 wrote:a very good friend of mine , a diver instructor from Latchi died exploring this wreck , be carefull


Does anyone know what happened?

Sorry to hear this about your friend.
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Postby apc2010 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:51 am

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apc2010 wrote:a very good friend of mine , a diver instructor from Latchi died exploring this wreck , be carefull


Does anyone know what happened?

Sorry to hear this about your friend.


tried to leave the boat thro a "funnell" a way he had done many times before and it had collasped , they think his air gauge was faulty and had less air than he thought .................tragic accident ...........
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Postby Alpha Chris » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:12 pm

Hi Guys, the mixture doesn't change. The concern when diving at depths is the partial pressure of the O2 in the mix... that can lead to Oxygen Toxicity if the partial pressure of O2 is exceeded by 1.4.
If you need to know more contact Alpha Divers in Larnaca on 00357 24647519 :)
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Postby Raymanoff » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:16 pm

not a fan of deep diving... been @ Zenobia few times... went around 26 meters, not only u barely spend 15 minutes down there due to the depth but u also got to do safety stops etc. BEst place for me is Larnaca Reefs, 10-12 meters... plenty of marine life and u get to spent up to 50 minutes on a single tank.
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Postby Alpha Chris » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:30 pm

:lol:
Not true... if you did your Nitrox Course you can double your time at depth, also mif you use a larger cylinder such as an 18 or 15 ltr tank then the wreck is your oyster :wink:
Like is said, drop in to see us and we will happily square you away with the ultimate Zenobia dives :D
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