Club Dive 8th July 2018

Andrew Powls and Bill Keith went to Anchor Point for 2 dives The Weather remained fine at the dive site (although we had the first rain for weeks on the drive up) Viz was good and there was plentiful life around including quite a few jellyfish and comb jellies. One large Lions mane seemed to be aiming for us whilst we were completing a little bit of training

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Club Dive 1st July 2018

Four of us had a very hot day at Conger Alley. ( Andrew Powls, Bill Hamilton, Paul Lafferty and Ryan Kennedy). Viz was a bit murky near the top and only a little better at depth. We took Ryan to the lower reef for his first deeper dive and conducted a little extra training (DSMB). We even managed to top up our tans during the surface interval

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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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