Bill Hamilton, Robert Ross, Andrew Powls and Brodie Thomson had a good day out diving the Twin Piers site in Loch Long. The weather held for most of the day until we were packing up to drive home. Viz was OKish and the water temperature a balmy 14-15 degrees. Notable finds were a number of very large Conger Eels in amongst the rocks, a large number of Whelks (some laying eggs), a large dogfish and a profusion of starfish eating the mussels around the piers.
Paul Lafferty, Andrew Powls, Bill Hamilton and Robert Ross went to Anchor Point for a couple of dives. The weather started well although the rain arrived by the end of diving.
No midges today though!!!
Viz was generally good and we saw a good selection of life on the reefs including a good sized scorpion fish. I’ve included some pics on our facebook page
Bill Hamilton Robert Ross Andrew Irvineand Andrew Powls headed to Anchor Point Loch Fyne for Andrew Irvine’s last dives to qualify as Branch Diver. The day was nice – if you could tolerate the midges! Quite a collection of Lion’s mane jellyfish in the shallows which we needed to carefully avoid. Plenty of life on the reefs and fairly good vis made for a good set of dives. Only marred by the loss of Andrew’s weight belt towards the end of the dive. If anyone finds a shotbelt at about 10m we would appreciate it’s return!
Congratulations to Andrew for completing his Branch Diver course
Gareth Ward, Andrew Irvine, Bill Hamilton and Andrew Powls went for a club dive to Congor Alley, Loch Long.
A beautiful day in Scotland cannot be beaten. The viz was generally good and there was a good selection of life as usual at this site. Andrew Irvine was doing his 2nd/3rd open water dives and all went well for him. We met the usual congers and a selection of the other life which frequents this site. WE finished it off with a drink overlooking the head of the loch from Arrochar. A great day. Hope you enjoy the pics on our facebook page
Club Seasearch Training Day – May 14th
Robert Ross Bill Hamilton and Andrew Powls joined Natalie Hirst from Seasearch to do our first two qualifying dives on the Seasearch course.
We met at the Tea rooms beyond Furnace and did two dives there. One inside and one outside the bay.
Weather was favourable – we were lucky that the ony downpour happened whilst we were underwater.
A long day as we spent a while poring over ID books after each dive and struggling with latin names.
The highlight of the first dive was a large bed of slender sea pens in the middle of the bay. Highlights of the second was a school of Pollack and some Ballan Wrasse at the end of the wall.
Thanks very much to Natalie Hirst for her guidance and help which made for a very successful day
Hopefully we will have some pics to follow once Robert has downloaded them