Plymouth Paddle (Jul ’19)

After a week of mid 30s temperatures the mercury (fortunately) dropped for our weekend trip to Plymouth (whew!) – just low 20s & sunshine to cope with for us 6 divers (Tim, John, Geoff, Pete, Colin & myself) and loyal supporter & rambler, Jan 🙂 Our trusty boat, the Assault was duly retrieved from the…

Dive 2019 (Jul ’19)

UK Diving’s 2nd major event of the year is on the horizon! Time to grab the chance to check out some of the latest kit, attend a talk or two & chat with fellow enthusiasts. The UK’s biggest event for scuba divers, the annual NEC Birmingham Dive Show has been held for over 25 years…

Peerless Pembrokeshire (May’19)

It was a very early start (5:45), to get to Pembrokeshire (from Bristol) before the bank holiday crowds but with the motorway & subsequent roads clear we arrived at the appointed meeting place – Dale car park before 8:30 🙂 A comfort break & then Tim & I started kitting up. Pete, Rob & Geoff…

Illustrious Indonesia (Jun ’19)

Back in March 2019 two club members, Chris and Steve, took a 3 week break to combine diving and exploring the wonders of West Papua, Lembeh Strait and North Sulawesi. Here in Chris’ own words (and photos) is a brief report of their adventures!                 Home to more…

War on Plastic (May ’19)

It seems like barely a day goes by without another shocking revelation on how we are laying waste to or polluting the natural resources of our planet but at last the message seems to be getting through and if recent victories for environmental parties in local & European elections are an indication this is not…

Marvelous Maldives (May ’19)

“Got any spare money/time?” That was the subtle opener from our clubs’ resident American mascot Mr. Clayton to entice potential attendees to a week of luxury diving in the Maldives being organized by Geoff It worked too, with 3 club members making the trip in early May this year with Pelagic Magic  Here is Johns’ (almost…

Plymouth Easter (Apr ’19)

‘This was our first major diving excursion of 2019 & so to provide a flavour of the goings on the dive report includes the perspectives of a number of those who attended in their own words (and in many cases their own photos) with some further commentary from myself. Thank you everyone for your contributions,…

Blue Planet Live (Mar ‘19)

After two hugely successful TV series Blue Planet is coming back to TV & this time it’s live! The time could not be more right with increasing concern and building awareness of the fragility of our marine ecosystem this series can only help to achieve the necessary crescendo of support to make those in charge…