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
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
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
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!
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.