A Day at Horsea Island (Oct 2000)

by Rachael. Sunday 15th October: An early start much to my dislike but worth it. Meeting at the boatshed, we were 2nd there, Tim and myself. Found Carol asleep in her car. Had she been there all night? She’s taking this dive competition a bit far as she is ahead anyway. Watch out Harry she’s after…

‘Scilly Beggars’ Tour (Sep 2000)

by Carol Sheppard. You might have thought Brian and Harry had had more than enough helicopter rides for one year, but evidently not. Read Carols’ account of an unforgettable ‘day’ trip while on a club holiday in Marizion, Cornwall. The (very) Scilly Expedition I suppose it all started on the Saturday when we arrived at…

The Hard Hat Dive (Aug 2000)

by Chris Barker. 6th August: ‘Let’s go hard hat diving’ suggested Stuart Butterfield on a winters evening.  The enthusiastic nods from the membership indicated approval of the idea. So after much searching and some let downs we chanced upon Ben Thomas, owner of Portland Oceaneering based at Castletown, Portland.  This friendly and likeable diver was to prove…

Marazion (Aug 2000)

by Harry (BigH) Ryalls.  We meet our first jam at twelve mid-day just sixty miles from Penzance and what should have taken just over one hour turned into a two and a half hour trip, the majority of this just staying still, looking at life slowly passing us by as the other lane moved ahead.…

Costa Blanca (Jun 2000)

by Mary Hartigan. June 3rd-17th :Well here we are back in Spain for another holiday chill out. This time it will be with a difference. As divers we have dived in a variety of different countries and only ever come to Spain to rest and soak up the sun. My husband Tony was given a contact…

Plymouth Trip (May 2000)

by Carol Sheppard. Spring Bank Holiday Weekend: My plan was to have a half day, get my bottles from the dive shop and head for Plymouth by 1.30pm. I left home at about 3.00pm and you guessed it, got caught in the traffic on the M5. It was tailed back from the Avonmouth Bridge to Aztec…

Northern Red Sea Expedition (Apr 2000)

7th-14th April 2000: The Nile valley is one of Egypt’s main attractions, where the Pyramids and Sphinx, the Valley of the kings and countless temples remain as an eternal tribute to the land of the Pharaohs and the ancient civilization which flourished here as long as 5000 years ago. Older by far is Egypt’s other…