As usual we were diving with Bob Anderson on MV Halton. Unusually, we ‘lost’ our chef due to injury. Frankie stepped in as an admirable non diving replacement.
Dive 1 Breda – shake down. Good visibility on what can be a very murky wreck. Able to investigate all the topside detail stern to bow.
Dive 2 Lochaline Wall – driven by tidal considerations much to the metal heads chagrin. Still another search for life in a calm environment. Lots of colour some obvious, the urchins and anemones, some hidden like the huge Crabs, Squat Lobsters and Leopard Spotted Gobies.
Dive 3 Hispania – As glorious as ever. Fantastic life and colours. As usual have to find somewhere to ‘tuck in’ out of the current towards the end of the dive.
Dive 4 Shuna – Another great wreck with such detail still evident. A little murky.
Dive 5 Rond0 – Several divers managed to miss the dive due to the surface current but inside and under was peaceful. I still find the vertical wreck disconcerting but a great place to try to identify lumps of metal and underside, on the swim throughs, such a glorious profusion of anenomes in a riot of colours.
Dive 6 Shuna – Another opportunity to explore what you missed first time round.
Dive 7 Breda – Must be on the way home. Decent vis again.
The weather was exceptionally kind. We were in the sun nearly every day. Rained a few evenings but who cares. Some had a great walk round the headland at Tobermory in the sunshine. Of course we visited the Mish Nish for a leisurely one or two.