Plymouth – New Ground (July ’17)

Saturday saw a group of 7 meet at the Mount Batten Centre.  The weather was interesting with strong SW winds causing significant swell outside the breakwater.  The first dive was an attempt to get to the wreck of the Glen Strathallen.  Unfortunately the weather gods had other ideas and as the wave height increased to…

Easter – Plymouth (Apr ’17)

[Tim] Though some of our more hardy club members dive all year round the club RHIBs tend to be put into hibernation through the harshest winter months and the Easter weekend is typically when our RHIB diving season commences. However, preparation for the Easter expedition starts many weeks before with boat working parties checking over…

Winter Warmer – Plymouth (Nov ’16)

by kevin Day one of the 2016 ‘Winter Warmer’ promised slightly choppy seas, a moderate wind & some sunshine, we didn’t get the sunshine but the others meant our options would not include anything too far out. After discussing this with our skipper (Gary) on our transport for the weekend (TopGun) we settled on the…

Plymouth – May Day (May 2016)

Tim: It was May Day, Bank Holiday Sunday, so naturally the forecast was for wet and windy weather; but thankfully not too windy, so off we set at 6am-ish with one of our club RIBs heading for Plymouth. Plan A (if conditions were favourable) had us diving the wreck of the James Egan Layne. Plan…

Bank Holiday Plymouth (Aug 2013)

by John & Chris L. Saturday 24th – Monday 26th August, 2013 : Bank holiday fun in Plymouth! A pretty good turnout (Steve, Bob, Sue E, Tim, John, Mike, Sheila, Mark, Chris L) and some good locations dived :- Saturday 24th: HMS Scylla – lots more detail in this divernet article, this divesitedirectory article & this wrecksite entry…

Plymouth (Apr 2011)

by Mike, John, Rob, Duncan, Chris H & Laurence. Saturday April 23rd – Monday April 25th : Plymouth for the Bank Holiday weekend was the plan; we took two boats (see later for the towing adventure!), both 6 berth Humbers. We did not fix dive sites or buddies ahead of time, leaving that to the…

Easter – Plymouth (Apr 2007)

by Tim Clouter. 6th-9th April, 2007: For our first away trip of 2007 our core objective was to take advantage of the good weather (it was sunny calm, 10 degrees with 5m of vis!) and get as much diving in as is reasonably possible. We had a lot of people coming down to dive, on some days…

Easter diving report! (Apr 2006)

by Tim. 14th-17th April, 2006: We’re now all back from a very enjoyable Easter Bank Holiday weekend diving out of Plymouth. This is the clubs’ first away weekend of 2006 and marks the official start of the UK dive season. It was too late tonight to deal with the boats so they have just been put away…