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.
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.
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
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 ?
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
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 !