HMS Hermes expedition

 04 June
 Deep Sea Resort, Batticaloa
 68/7, hope village ,sathdrukondan - - Batticaloa - Sri Lanka
 Mark Powell
I am arranging another HMS Hermes trip in 2015 The Hermes was the worlds first custom built aircraft carrier and is an incredible historic wreck. After serving in the far East it was sunk by the Japanese during the second world war and low lies in 53m and tands 10m proud of the bottom. The dates for the trip will be 4th-14th June 2015 and the schedule will be; Flight Info: (Suggested) Thursday Sri Lankan Airlines. Flight: UL504. 04‑Jun‑15 Depart: London Heathrow. at 21:30. Terminal: 3 Arrive: Colombo Airport 05‑Jun‑15 at 12:45. Saturday Sri Lankan Airlines. Flight: UL503. 13‑Jun‑15 Depart: Colombo Airport. at 13:00 Arrive: London Heathrow 13‑Jun‑15 at 22:00. Terminal: 3 ITINERARY: DAY 1 - Arrive at Colombo. Overnight stay in Negombo. DAY 2 - Departure to Batticaloa (6 hours – 300 km) DAY 3 - 2 Dives DAY 4 - 2 Dives (2nd day of diving) DAY 5 - 2 Dives (3rd day of diving) DAY 6 - 2 Dives (4th day of diving) DAY 7 - 2 Dives (5th day of diving – Reef diving only) DAY 8 - Leave Batticaloa (0600 hrs)- Overnight in Senani Hotel (Colombo) DAY 9 - Departure to Colombo ACCOMMODATION INFO: Staying (mostly) at the Deep Sea Resort - check out the Trip Advisor Reviews with additional night on route. COST: The cost for thr trip is £1500. This includes - Accommodation - 10 dives - Full board - Unlimited tea/coffee and water at meals - Transfers to from the resort It does not include; - Flights to Colombo - Soft drinks/beer - Additional trips Diving You (and only you) are responsible for your own safety, diving plans and equipment. Valid dive insurance including evacuation to nearest decompression chamber is required Diving on the HMS Hermes, would benefit from a TWINSET and STAGES or a CCR Rebreather diving configuration for the depths we are diving. You must be qualified to at least 53m. Currents can get quite strong around Sri Lankan waters, so an SMB and Reel would be beneficial. Recommended Equipment: SMB and Reel 3-5mm Full Length Suit Gloves Torch The following is included in the dive package 12 ltr X 2 alu luxfer twin tanks with isolator manifolds for the Back gas. CCR Cylinders (2L or 3L) alu luxfer either 12 ltr cylinder for the staged deco with stage kits. filled with 50% nitrox or on request 6 ltr alu cylinder with 50% nitrox., Divers will need to bring their own DIN regulators, SMB red/orange,slates computers fins masks wet suits Frog wing and back plate harness can be rented out on prier arrangement US$ 15 per day. CCR Divers, Sorb cost US$ 55 per 4 kg can.

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