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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2018 Training

We have one new trainee who has already completed Ocean Diver this year from a start in February. He was willing to brave the chilly quarry waters in late March / early April and is now qualified to dive

We have 2 new starters on the Ocean Diver course just completed week 2 in the pool.

The quarries are warming up, so now is the time for open water training.

April 21st we had 8 at the quarry.

We are already scheduled for April 28th with 10 planning to go.

What are you waiting for ?



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2018 club dive trips booked so far

March 1st-4th       Mull on MV Halton             3.5 days diving liveaboard

May 12th-19th      Hebrides on MV Halton      6 days diving liveaboard

June 9th-10th      Farnes from Seahouses with Sovereign   2 days diving weekend, B&B

June 30th / July 1st    St Abbs at Rock House with Paul Crowe     2 days diving weekend, Bunkhouse

September 1st-5th  Pembrokeshire with Len Bateman   5 days diving, Bunkhouse

September 28th-30th     St Abbs at Rock House with Paul Crowe 3 days diving, long weekend, Bunkhouse

December  14-17th   Xmas wet. Staying near Kirby Lonsdale for club Xmas dinner and diving Capernwray Saturday am

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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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St Abbs 2017

Will we, won’t we ? The question for both our St Abbs 2017 trips. Eventually 8 brave souls ventured up for the likelihood of diving Friday afternoon and Saturday on the last weekend in October. And we did !

We had 3 great dives. The Glanmire, Black Carrs and Ebb Carrs or Cathedral Rock. Visibility was good and life was excellent. Seal and  Octopuses (pi) found !!

Good fish and chips at Scoutscroft and a great meal at the New Inn. Thanks to Paul at Rcok House for being so supportive in our decisions and eventual diving.

A great trip in the end !

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