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Christmas weekend and dive

Just had a great weekend at Etland House, Preston Patrick, just off junction 36 M6.

The astute amongst you will have noted that Capernwray is off junction 35 so very convenient for our Saturday dip.

Foreboding weather forecasts all week of snow and ice but in the event travelling up on Friday 14th December was easy going. The surface conditions on Saturday were not warm but nothing like the predicted -6 degree feeling with wind chill or freezing hail. It was more pleasant in the water at 8 degrees. We did have a number of wimps duck out of the diving but 4 hardy souls did have enjoyable dives in peace and quiet.

We felt well deserving of our Christmas dinner on Saturday evening.

And up for a walk in the morning sunshine on Sunday before brunch. A gentle stroll round Grange-over-Sands front in the afternoon walked off the stuffed feeling.

An excellent weekend despite being diving lite and food heavy !




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St Abbs Sept 28/29/30th 2018

Just got back from a great long weekend. Dived Bass Rock, Isle of May, Ebb Carr, Black Carr, Anenome Gully and Wuddy Rocks swim through toward Black Carr with Paul Crowe on Shore Diver.

Lovely weather, great group, Paul and Rachel looked after us well as usual.

Visibility iffy for the first dive but improved through the days and was good for the final day.


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Pembroke September 2018

5 days in the furthest corner of Wales. A spot not many of us had dived before. Difficult to get a group, difficult to get a date with good tides and the weather is always going to be questionable.

We got there and dived everyday and had sunshine 4 out of 5 days. Fabulous !


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St Abbs – July 2018

Another great weekend with Paul Crowe on Shore Diver

Anemone Gullies, Skelly Hole / Glanmire, Black Carrs and Cathedral Rock (as a boat dive, lazy I know).

A little swelly in the water but great weather and a BBQ Saturday evening. What more can you ask.


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Farnes – June 2018

A great weekend diving in the Farne Islands with Sovereign diving. Little Harcar and Somali on first day and Blue Caps and Great Harcar today. Sightings of seals, octopus, butterfish, scorpion fish alongside the usual crabs and lobsters. Fabulous diving with great friends.


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Out of Mallaig, May 2018

  One fine Saturday morning 12 of us headed up north (really north) to Mallaig, Scotland via Loch Lomond, The Green Welly Shop, Fort William and Glen Coe.

There to meet the MV Halton and our skipper for the week, Bob Anderson.

The weather would drive our itinerary and it was over 10 years since any of us had dived that area. With the prospect of some days of fine weather but a storm front on its way, we set off north, between Skye and the mainland, stopping for a shakedown dive in Loch Nevis.

Can this really be Scotland, we asked ourselves, as we basked in sunshine, passed a cruise ship at anchor off Lochalsh, and proceeded under the Skye bridge.

We journeyed to the Summer Isles and docked at Ullapool, Raasay, Lochalsh, Inverie and Mallaig.

Dive sites: The Crowlins, Fairweather 5, Jambo, Innisjura, Holm Island, Port Napier, Kylerhea, Loch Nevis


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Maldives August 2017

6  from the club signed up to Kate’s perfect itinerary – central atolls and beyond, perfect guides – Dave and Lisa Alison,  and perfect boat, MV Sea Spirit, with Blue O2. And it was !!!!!!!!!!!

Male – South Male – Vaavu/Felidhu – South Ari – North Ari – Male

Each day we said ‘this is fantastic’. The then next day was better !!!!!!!!!

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