Billy, Andrew and Matt went to Conger Alley on Loch Long for a couple of dives. Not a bad day and fairly good Viz. Cautious dives as COVID has kept Matt out of the water for 6 months. 3 Conger eels had the site living up to its name. Plenty of other life including a well camouflaged scorpion fish that Matt nearly squashed whilst I tried to point it out!! Water temperature was nearly 15 in the top few metres and only a little colder at depth, so Billy wasn’t shivering in his semi- dry for once! It’s so good to be getting out again after all the restrictions
22 July 2020
Bill and Robert took father and daughter Adrian and Emily out today for their first Open water dives in Scottish waters.
We took Emily in for the first dive today. Apart some early ear issues she coped well with rest of the dive. Even swam through a shoal of Pollack and found a dogfish all on first dive! Wow!
After Robert’s suit flooding on the first dive Bill took Adrian in for the second dive. He coped very well and buoyancy was good as well. No pollack or dogfish but hey-ho can’t win them all.
The weather gods were king to us today which made it a great day out for all. Well done guys!
ScotSAC have released updated advice and support:
Robert and Andrew visited Conger Alley in Loch Fyne to introduce Samantha to Scottish diving. We were lucky that the weather held for the duration of the dives and we had good visibility. Water temperature was a balmy 12 degrees down to 12 metres. Highlight of the dive was a number of curious large Ballan Wrasse near the top of the reef. Plenty of the usual critters but no Congers. ☹️. Welcome to Scottish waters Samantha!
Weather on the way home was atrocious!
The clubs site is currently being updated…more to follow in due course!