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Non-Celebrity Diver, Vivian Wilkins

ISSUE 11 ARCHIVE - NON-CELEBRITY DIVER, VIVIAN WILKINS

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

Whetstone.

QUALIFICATION

Dive Leader.

DIVE CLUB

Don't do clubs!

TOTAL DIVES

350 plus.
Aquamarine Silver

MAX DEPTH

47.6 metres.

MOST EXPENSIVE PIECE OF KIT

Camera gear, including Remora Strobe.

COOLEST THING SEEN U/W

Encounter with dolphins in the Red Sea (including baby dolphin). They played with us. My regs nearly dropped out of my mouth in admiration of these totally fascinating creatures. Why can't we be more like them?

NON-CELEB MOMENT

Trying to sit upright on patio chair 30 metres underwater can't be done.

WOULD NEVER DIVE

Eccelston Delph again. The vis was so bad I need my GPS to find my torch.

BBS (BEST BACON SARNIE)

Has to be Stoney Cove. Mega big and cheap. Try it with hot tomatoes. Yum yum, fill my big fat tum.

BEST BUDDY

Unfair question. I have a few but all time BB is Dale 'the submarine' Smith.

WORST BUDDY

'Twin Tanks' we all know who I mean.

LIFE CHANGING BIZARRE DIVE MOMENT

Taking a novice diver (in cold open water UK) and realising as entering the water that my suit zip was not done up. Persevered with dive after sorting it out in the water as my buddy had travelled two hours by car for his first UK dive Is that dedication or what?

FAVOURITE UK DIVE LOCATION

Still looking.

FAVOURITE OVERSEAS DIVE LOCATION

Maldives Kuredu.

STILL WANNA DIVE...

Kuredu and meet that massive grey stingray that came looking for me again.
Travelling Diver

AIR OR NITROX?

Nitrox for multiple dives.

TANYA STREETER OR MIRANDA KRESTOVNIKOFF?

Both, I am a gentleman.

MONTY HALLS OR NICK BAKER?

Monty. No contest!

ANYTHING ELSE?

I am totally fixated with underwater photography. Self-taught, but looking forward to my week on a liveaboard (northern wrecks, Red Sea) to complete a photo workshop. Too old to take it up professionally. If only...
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