Stoney Cove June 20th

A very pleasant day for myself & Steve. 3 Dives, quiet, very little rain and some sun.

Viz was the 5-6m advertised ! After the appalling viz at Capernwray on Saturday (1m in many places) a really pleasant surprise.

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Diving the Farnes Islands June 2019

Blown out Saturday. This is the UK after all !!!

A great days diving Sunday. Fantastic viz to say a storm had been through.

Blue Caps and Hares. Seals mainly sunning themselves but in the water around Blue C aps and some good interactions. See Facebook video segments.

Thanks for the pictures Victor.

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Defib training completed 29th April 2019

Thanks very much to Rich who gives us the whys and hows for our new defib (AED).
We are all more confident about approaching use of a defib and what it can and cannot do.
We will take ours on all dive trips and training.

If any members want to arrange another session then please get in touch.

Ray

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Come on in, the water’s lovely

I had my first visit to the training quarry (Capernwray) yesterday and it was good. Water was 7 degrees C but felt warmer (Matt’s computer said 8). Surface temperature was 14ish, so very nice. Visibility was OK, not the outstanding of the website ! But I saw two of the big Sturgeon, so very happy.

Time to start booking your open water dates either for training or just to get wet !

Let me know, ideally for rest of month, April and May

Ray

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Mull 2019 – great diving in glorious weather

Been to Mull for our winter splash. Feb 21st- 24th.

MV Halton with Bob Anderson. The usual wreck highlights of the Sound.

Warm water 8 degrees (it is winter !!!). Great weather, only one afternoon of rain (in Scotland) !!

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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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2019 trips booked so far

Feb 21-24th  3.5days liveaboard diving on MV Halton in the Sound of Mull.

There are spaces – organiser Richard Ward

 

June 8/9th weekend diving Farnes with Sovereign

Not taking names until December – organiser Ray

 

June 29/30th weekend diving St Abbs with Rock House / Shore Diver

Not taking names until December – organiser Ray

 

August 24/29th 6 days liveaboard diving on MV Halton in Scapa.
There are no spaces but a reserve list is running – organiser Richard Ward

 

Sept 27/28/29th long weekend diving St Abbs with Rock House / Shore Diver

Not taking names until December – organiser Ray

 

If members have other suggestions / want to organise something then please get in touch with Ray.

I know some members are looking at a late deal Red Sea liveaboard.

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