Dives in 2008

Diving Officer’s Report: Mark Stinchcombe The weather has been abysmal, and I thought that this had significantly affected diving, for example the number of quarry dives must be a record with 147 at Cromhall alone.  A total of 1010 dives! were logged by members past and present, with another 5 by opportunity buddies. A staggering…

Red Sea Northern Wrecks Trip (Nov 2008)

by Neil. Saturday 15th – Thursday 20th November, 2008 : 15 of us signed up for this trip on M/Y Valerie http://www.nemofleet.com/boat/ with red sea divers doing a Northern Red Sea Rex itinerary, (Thistlegorm, Giannis D, Carnatic, Ulysses, Rosalie Moller (hopefully this time)), as well as some stunning reef and wall dives at Ras Mohammed etc The…

The SS Bretagne (Oct 2008)

by Laurence. 18th October, 2008 : The Bretagne is the club wreck and as such it was only right we checked out how she was doing down there! The Alpha launched from Brixham with 6 divers and Tim scored a bullseye by putting the shot down into the hold of the wreck. Conditions were about 3…

West Wales (Aug 2008)

by Tim, Laurence, Duncan & Sue. 23rd – 25th August, 2008 : Best described in the feedback from some of the attendees methinks, Tim – Oh well, yet again, another Bank Holiday blown out 🙁 Still in spite of the weather trying to spoil our fun we did manage 15 boat dives on Saturday (enjoyed by all…

Midweek – Plymouth (Aug 2008)

by Sue. 6th August, 2008 : I would just like to say thankyou to Mike for organising a mid-week dive with Plymouth Dive Centre yesterday.  There were six of us, Mike, Bob, John, Neil, Geoff and myself. It wasn’t the best of days but Simon, skipper of The Phoenix, which is a very big RIB (about 10metres…

Training at Brixham (Jul 2008)

by Sue, Chris & Mandy. 27th July, 2008 : This day was designed as a training day with the opportunity for ALL divers to come for a day out because we could launch the boats and have dives suitable for all qualifications.  It’s a good location to bring family along as well, with a very nice…

Portland Harbour (May 2008)

by Tim, Duncan & Matt. 24th – 26th May, 2008: A late May Bank Holiday excursion with camping at Bagwell Farm & meeting in Castletown in the Aqua hotel car park. For those of us who braved the reported weather forecasts (6 divers & 1 boat) we were rewarded with 2 days of great diving. (The third was…