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Post by reebo on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:21 pm

Weaver wrote:Would you really be diving for scallops in 60 metres of water? When I used to dive many years ago we found most between 10 and 15 metres. Plenty of "bottom" time at that depth with compressed air.

Anyhow, one of the best scallop dishes I had was a scallop and king prawn tai curry. If I could get them for that price I'd have them every week.

No you wouldn't so I wouldn't bother with trimix just nitrox or if you really want to extend the bottom time with minimum effort use a rebreather simples.

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Post by ArronBarclay on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:38 pm

And the 3k to buy a rebreather and the stupid course you have to do....lol
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Post by Weaver on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:41 pm

Or just buy the at £8.40 a dozen Laughing Feck me, we happily pay £9 for a dozen peelers!

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Post by cod father part 2 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:43 pm

Weaver wrote:Or just buy the at £8.40 a dozen Laughing Feck me, we happily pay £9 for a dozen peelers!
no chance £7.50 for the softies but they dont taste like scallops
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Post by Lcocker on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:48 pm

Weaver wrote:Or just buy the at £8.40 a dozen Laughing Feck me, we happily pay £9 for a dozen peelers!

Told you mate... anytime you want crab let me know and I will see what I can do , you know I get them for less than that ! Smile
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Post by reebo on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:05 am

ArronBarclay wrote:And the 3k to buy a rebreather and the stupid course you have to do....lol

Which in the long run works out cheaper than the twin set the side slings argon cylinder and 5 regs plus the cost of testing all those cylinders every 2 year's

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Post by ArronBarclay on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:57 am

Yeah true. The only down side I can see is the service issues with them and most the scallop divers I know are worse with their gear than I am with my fishing stuff. Lol
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Post by jules.barlow on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:56 am

blah blah blah... ... ... my diving gear knowledge is bigger than yours... ... ...

on a brighter note, i went diving last night and i'm pleased to say there were no scallops down there. just a big juicy prawn Very Happy

deano, gonna steal your recipe mate. that sounds deeeeeeeeeelicious bud
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Post by Adam1V on Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:49 pm

Being a keen diver, we often come across food to collect during our dive. We very rarely go out specifically to harvest scallops (maybe once every 2-3 months, usually when the conditions are very poor).

I cant see any need to spend loads of money on expensive equipment (rebreathers etc) to extend your bottom time, unless your harvesting scallops commercially.

On the times we are ONLY collecting scallops, there comes a time when the bags become too heavy to drag around, your approaching the end of your dive (unless you want to enter deco). By that time, the bag is full enough to offer 3/4 carrier bags full of scallops to friends and family and still keep me going for a few days.

My best tip for Scallops is to wrap them in parma ham, heat a frying pan very hot, add some butter and pan fry them for a couple of minutes on each side.

Heres a couple of photos from recent diving trips;

















Starting to notice more flattys now as well, easy to catch if your knife is easily accessible.

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Post by Weaver on Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:53 am

Now that looks like a good plate of food. Wish I still dived. Never found that many scallops, but used to get a few and did the knife trick on a nice plaice once. Bet you had fun hooking that crab out of his hidey hole.

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Post by Adam1V on Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:58 pm

Ive not done a great deal of diving the last ~8 months, mainly due to wanting to fish a bit more, but have still managed to get out and pickup something fresh for tea;







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Post by Weaver on Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:31 am

Don't get me wrong, I like kids. But couldn't eat a whole one!  Laughing

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