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Plymouth Diving Trip

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...

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Plymouth – July

Our Boat is back in the water!! After a very delayed start to the diving season we finally got the boat out and had 2 cracking dives. First dive was on the James Eagan Lane, viz wasn’t the best but there’s always lots to see, Sea Fans, Bib, Congor eels, it’s also a great wreck to explore with lots of swim through’s.

After we were all safely back aboard we headed over to the Yealm River for a spot of lunch, which is a real beauty spot, Julia was so taken by the area she started looking to see if there were any houses for sale, unfortunately her budget couldn’t stretch to £1.85M!!

Second dive wa...

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Cave Diving Talk

Connor Roe gave an excellent talk on a cave diving expedition to Cueva de la Peña Colorada, Oaxaca, Mexico this evening at the Nova Scotia pub.

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Dive Report Plymouth – September 2019

Had a great days diving from our rib. First was a dive on the Rosehill a collier that was torpedoed in WW1, viz was great with lots of life around the boilers and engine. Didn’t make it to the gun on the stern so will have come back to dive it again soon.

Second dive was on the Mew Stone Ledges, a series of gullies on the western side of the Mew Stone, one of the highlights was the cuttlefish followed us around for most of the dive.

We finished off with a bit of boat handling practice in the Plymouth Sound. Big thanks to poor old Chris who organized the trip, skippered the boat but couldn’t...

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Porthkerris – August 2019

Over the bank holiday weekend 13 divers, 1 non diver, 2 kids and a dog descended on Porthkerris for a long weekend of Rib and shore diving.

Day 1: The weather was against us so the boat only managed to get out once but rest of us still managed to have a great shore dive swimming amongst all the gullies and rocky outcrops just a short swim from the beach

Day 2: The wind and changed direction so the boat went out 3 times. I had two great wreck dives one on the Voln