January 10, 2004

David Tucker, Tears of Allah, Vulcan bomber

We are staying with the boat inside Clifton Bay, which has reasonable depth and somewhat sheltered from the swell and wind from the next days. It is conveniently located close to many dive sites and to Stuart Cove's which make it easy to fill the tanks quickly. A lot of dive sites have mooring which is also quite convenient to locate them. I was given a map by the staff at Stuart Cove's but it is so approximate that there is no way you can identify the dive sites with it. You have to dive them all and look at what it is !

We are doing 2 dives with a single tank due to logistic problems (it takes time with the dinghy). Wrecks are more or less shallow (15m) and in my opinion do not deserve a lot of bottom time.

Interestingly, we noticed that dive centers rarely spend more than 30 minutes on a dive site more for some schedule reasons than anything else. So at US$6 for an airfill that lasts 2 dives there is obviouslly no reasons to waste money paying US$40 a dive.

David Tucker - Sunk in 1997, this 71' Bahamian Defense Force island patrol cutter (originally a US Coast Guard cutter) was donated and sunk as part of Nassau's artificial reef program and is located along Clifton Wall.

Tears of Allah - This wreck was used as a movie set for the 007 thriller "Never Say Never Again".

Vulcan Bomber - It is not a real airplane but rather the framework. It is nothing else now than a set of steel tubes. The bond thriller "Thunderball" created a set which resembled a large bomber. Today the thin coating has weathered away and large curtains of gorgonian's, sponges and other growth dip from its gym-like framework.

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Posted by stephane at January 10, 2004 02:30 AM
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Nice Wreck!

Posted by: Mike on February 9, 2004 11:35 AM