Club dive 28th May 2017

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

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Club Seasearch training dive – May 14th

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

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Club Dive 9th April

Andrew Powls, Paul Lafferty, Robert Ross and Emma Levy went to anchor point on Loch Fyne for a club dive day. This was Emma’s first open water dive and we were blessed by dry weather (at least until the drive home anyway) and fairly good visibility. Still a bit nippy in the water (8 degrees).
Despite a few early issues with ear clearing Emma successfully completed her first hour underwater and demonstrated excellent buoyancy control. We stayed fairly shallow for her initial dives but still saw a profusion of spider crabs and other crustaceans including a massive edible crab. The highlight was a Dogfish that Emma found right sleeping underneath us at the safety stop.
Congratulations to Emma – another Scottish diver!

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Club diving 5th March 2017

Bill Hamilton, Paul Arnott and Andrew Powls went to Dogfish reef for a club dive on sunday 5th. Apart from some heavy showers at the start and end of the day, the weather smiled on us with some nice sun during our surface interval, 9 degrees water temp and about 5-7 m visibility.
The highlight of the day was trying out some new kit.
The main event was Bill’s new drysuit (at long last). The first time he’s finished a dive with dry underclothes in many a year!!!!
Andrew was trying out a new strobe and some resultant pictures are attached to our facebook page (not as many as I hoped as my camera battery died on the second dive). Paul was experimenting with his camera setup too so he might add some pictures later.
As this was March rather than February we only managed to find about 10 dogfish but a few posed for us.

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Greenfaulds Divers AGM

Thank you to all the members who attended our AGM at the Weavers on Wednesday 22nd  February. The minutes of the AGM will be available soon.  The Agenda for AGM Feb 2017 is available by clicking the link.

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