Diving from the clib RIB, Ocean diver and above.
Simple & easy diving, just to get wet & iron out any kinks after the winters inactivity plus any outstanding skills training necessary.
Weather permitting we'll try for the Norfolk Coast.
One day's diving, travelling on the day unless you do your own accommodation.
Let Mark Bushell know if you're interested.
This year we went with John Walker on Miss Patty on the weekend of 6/7th Aug 2011.
Diving was for Sports divers and above only.
First up was the Baygitano wreck lying just 1.5 miles out from Lyme Regis. 2 big boilers and a tall bow section which can be entered. Huge shoals of bib and a John Dory were spotted.
Second dive was the Heroine or "brick wreck"as she is known. The "bricks" are the ballast of this sailing ship and are home to a multitude of life including congor eels.
Unfortunately the second day of the weekend was blown out.
As always non-divers were made very welcome as it is always a lovely, sociable trip. Many thanks to Bob and Sheila who kindly hosted us all on the Friday night.
Thanks also to Simon Maddox who orgainised the trip.
Day 1 was to dive the Chloris which is a good wreck about 15 miles out ESE from Honsea. She has quite distinct bow and stern sections all covered in anenomes and soft corals and currents can be quite strong here.
Later thunderstorms and hail prevented a second dive. And unfortunately the second day was scratched due to continuing high winds and heavy seas. This is not a location to launch a small boat when there are surfers out!
Not detered by the August experience, Mike and Laura decided to arrange a re-match with Hornsea diving...
This was a Sports Diver + trip for those dived up in advance.
After an initial stab at the Upminster in company with Doncaster BSAC, we opted for our alternate site of the Cadmus. Always an interesting rummage dive, this one was no exception. The second dive of the day was a speculative dive on an unidentified mark. Result was a stretch of quite pretty sea bed but no metal.
An eventful afternoon and evening saw us working late into the night welding up our trailer which had broken during launch / recovery of Walden Diver from the beach.
The second day saw us returning to the Upminster with better marks. Well worth while as she is an interesting wreck with plenty of life on her and worth while doing again in future.
The Lyme trip is always a big one with rather good apres diving. The Saffron Walden Touring Society (or TWATS for short) award is usually hard fought for and this year was no exception.
Boats are booked for Farnes and St Abbs this year. The plan is to travel up on the Wednesday to Seahouses (Farnes) and dive on the Thursday and Friday. We then travel to St Abbs diving there on the Saturday and Sunday before driving home Sunday night.
Last year was excellent with perfect weather and diving - and a beach bar-b-que thrown in for good measure! Very relaxed hard boat diving in a beautiful location. A good trip for non-divers as well.
If you would like to sign up please let Steve or David know or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Deposits are being taken now for the boats and accomodation - £30per trip.