Winter Warmer (Nov 19)

Saturday: the usual early start to get down from Bristol & having loaded my kit into Colins’ van we hit the road. The weather got worse as we headed south but the Plymouth forecast seemed to be its own thing & promised only the chance of rain – we’d see! After unloading outside Aquanauts &…

Kaleidoscopic Kinlochbervie (Sep ’19)

‘Kinlochbervie’ he said, ‘bless you’ I said, ‘no really, Kinlochbervie scuba!’ Well the second word did the trick, now just to find out what the first one meant! Kinlochbervie is the most northerly port on the west coast of Scotland, a scattered harbour village with a hotel, restaurant, fire station, school & not much else…if…

Puffy Porthkerris (Aug’19)

Chris & I headed south early Friday afternoon & a relatively event-free four hours later (despite the strong winds forecast) we pulled up at the Prince of Wales pub in Newtown for opening time!  We were advised to pitch in the lee of the large bank at the top of the field for shelter from…

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…