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The Binnendijk Conquest

Updated: Mar 13, 2020

I was apprehensive about diving 27m to the Binnendijk but after gentle encouragement from a patient DM and buddy Matteo, I took the plunge and am so glad I did.

I somehow had the impression that the Binnendijk was similar to the Black Hawk but it is in fact much more intact with large parts of the hull’s frame still intact. There was an incredible quantity of fish around as well as sizeable eels lurking in the nooks and crannies.

We rounded off the day with a visit to the Curiosity Park near the Dredger. The promised ropes from the shots to the statues seemed to be absent but Matteo was able to find a few curiosities - including a statue of a shark and one of a little girl which for some reason seemed to fascinate crabs - I counted at least half a dozen clambering all over her. A wonderful couple of dives topped off with clear vis and water temperatures of 17 degrees.

Howard (boat driver) adds: “Thanks to Sam & Iqra for great assistance with a smile to all on board (see photo!). Especially helpful as we tried to identify Matteo and Dave's SMB amongst the other 8 SMBs bobbing around the Binnendijk. Sam's smile even won her a free cuppa tea from the skipper of Skin Deeper as we waited!"

Webmaster's note: Some divers become really fond of their regulator!

#2019 #RIB #Binnendijk #Portland

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