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Just when you think it can't get any more tiring, there's the boat to carry out of the water...
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Copyright G. Picken - picture taken 1975 / 1976

Diving itself wasn't that strenuous, but the before and after could be. Getting into a tight-fitting thick wet suit was always a struggle that lead to much sweating. Then there was the extra weights to keep you down with so much suit buoyancy, the heavy tank of air and finally at the end of the dive, having to help drag the boat (with engine still attached in this case!) out of the water.

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This picture is one of a collection assembled in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then placed here on the web.

The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.

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