We all had a good day out diving from our rib.
The first dive was on the Persier a 5000-ton Britsh-built merchantman, built in Newcastle in 1919 and sold to Belgium shortly after. She traded all over the world, and even took part at Dunkirk in 1940. She was torpedoed while on convoy duty in 1945 and now lies at around 28m on a sandy/rocky botom with extensive reefs around her.
The shot we put down actually missed the wreck so we couldn't find it on the first dive, but the next divers borrowed another boats shot so found it. Good excuse to go back again!
The second dive was on Hilsea Point Rock, a scenic dive to around 25m. Lots of kelp was very pretty and saw a large dog fish.
Thanks to Elaine for organising the trip.