Britannic Expedition 2014
Many people showed an interest in participating in the DIRrebreather Britannic Expedition 2014.
We are now talking to the Greek to get the permits and to set the scientific goal of the expedition.
The original boat we are going to use offers place to 9 divers (incl myself). So: there is space for 8 divers. If we have more divers then we will expand the "diving window" offering time enough for another 8 divers.
Now we are talking to Pim de Rodes about using the Cdt Fourcault. When we are going to use the Fourcault, there will be another 7 spaces available. You can send an email
to get you on the waiting list.
Probably (when the permits will allow it) we will have also a submarine
(depth rated to 300 mtrs) with us.
CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION
After receipt of your deposit of 1000 EUR (by bank transfer or Paypal) we will issue to you a Certificate of participation on your name (please give your exact name and birthdate). If for any reason you cannot attend the expedition you can sell/transfer the certificate to another diver. You will have to send an email to us with the name of the "new" diver and his/her email address, birthdate and experience. The same conditions apply to the "new" diver.
- Diver insurance (preferably DAN)
- CCR Trimix Diver (preferably Expedition Level)
- proof of 100mtr plus experience (copy log book or statement)
Before the deep dives, we will do some preparation dives. During those dives your diving skills will be evaluated by the expedition organization. If the skills and/or behavior are not appropriate one can be denied the deep dives. In that case NO restitution of the money paid will take place.
DURING THE EXPEDITION
For now we will set up two teams. The two teams probably don't need to be present during the whole expedition. The exact dates (May 2014) will be communicated in due course. We plan for: May 19th 2014 - June 1st 2014.
Every diver needs to sign a contract specifying runtimes, PO2's, etc. We will dive according DIRrebreather procedures (gasses, PO2's, setpoints, runtimes, bailout , ...).
Will be specified in due course.
Special rules might apply for making pictures/movies. We will let them know in due course.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- Transportation from the airport to the hotel
- Hotel or live aboard with breakfast
- Boat (diving and rescue)
- Support (-divers)
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Bailout tanks
If, for any reason, the expedition must be cancelled (because of Greek authorities) the money paid for the expedition cannot be refunded. That's why it is very important that every diver sticks to the procedures and agreements. One diver can ruin the expedition for the others. Diving the Britannic is under tough governmental (Greek) rules.
If, for any reason, the permits can not be obtained, you will be refunded your deposit minus the costs already made to get the permits.
Divers coming from outside the EU need to check VISUM requirements for Greece.
The expedition also will have an scientific aim/goal. This is necessary for the permits. You could be asked to perform a specific task on the wreck (e.g. taking samples).
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me an email
We will make it an unforgettable (international) event!
Update 27 October 2013: seven spaces left (waiting list)
CCR's: 1 Ciz-Lunar Mk5, 3 Megalodon, 1 Prism2, 5 JJ-CCR, 3 Inspiration Vision, 1 Sentinel, 3 not known yet
Participants from Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, France, Portugal