Club Dive 01 July 2018 – Conger Alley

Paul Lafferty, Andrew Powls, Bill Hamilton and Ryan Kennedy went to Conger Alley on Loch Long for a club dive.

What a day to get out diving; the sun was out and the loch couldn’t have looked anymore inviting to cool down…and cool down we did with temps as low as 7 degrees Celsius at 30m which was in stark contrast to the 20+ degrees on the surface. Cracking couple of dives exploring the upper and lower reefs. Congers and a massive lobster being the main attraction…oh and of course the two smurfs that are sitting on the reef :)

Conger Alley Guide – Courtesy of Finstrokes.com

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Club Dive 20 May 2018

Paul Lafferty, Andrew Powls, Bill Hamilton, Ryan Kennedy and Gareth Ward went to Twin Piers on Loch Long for a club dive.

The day stayed largely dry though overcast but unfortunately the Viz was poor above 10m and only a bit better when we got deeper. Usual critters to be seem including a few Conger eels, and some Ballan Wrasse, although nothing new or particularly noteworthy. However during the surface interval we were delighted to see a pod of porpoises cruising up and down the Loch plus a lone seal. Sadly neither wished to tag along with us during the dive!

Twin Piers Guide – Courtesy of Finstrokes.com

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Club Dive 7 May 2018

Ryan Kennedy, Paul Lafferty and Andrew Powls went for a club dive to Gortein point.

Beautiful day topside although the Viz was only fair. Notable finds were a Cuckoo ray and the biggest Lobster I have yet encountered. A grizzled old specimen who would never fit in anyone’s pot!! There were also a number of Nudibranchs on the algae and hydroids.

Gortein Point Guide – Courtesy of finstrokes.com

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Club dive 22nd April

Four of us had a wet day at Conger Alley today. (The two Scotts, Ryan and I )
Congratulations to Ryan on his first cold water dive! All went well so hopefully he has been bitten by the bug and this will be the first of many to come
Moderate Viz despite the weather, allowed us to introduce Ryan to a selection of the usual life including a number of Large Conger Eels, Some Lobsters and a large Cod

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Club Dive 1 April 2018

Bill Hamilton. Bill Keith. Robert Ross, Scott Patrick & Andrew Powls had a good day out at Gortein Point. Bit of a detour to get there but we were blessed with great weather (especially considering recent weather).

Water a bit chilly but the visibility was good. A bit of Master Diver training was carried out and a bit of a scenic tour of the site.
Highlight was a large lumpsucker in the shallows (presumably nesting)

Gortein Point Guide – Courtesy of finstrokes.com

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