Bank Holiday Weekend at Plymouth

Saturday  - Cawsand Bay

First outing for the boat with the new second hand engine. Went like a dream, less noise and less fumes and all the power we needed.

Four divers had a great dive. First one of the weekend, sun was sunny and visiability good by our stantards anyway.


Sunday - Great Mewstone

Back to Plymouth again where the boat was based for another adventure. Seven divers had a interesting dive on Wembury side of the Great Mewstone. Visiablilty was 3-4 meters, sea tempature a balmy 17 degrees. Lots of sea urchins, sea cucumbers, starfish, large pollock, with a changing sea bottom of kelp and rocks.

At least two barrell jellyfish were spotted from the crew and divers in the boat.

One member ticked off one of his sports diver lesson. A good day had by all.


Monday - Breakwater Fort

Four divers circum navigated the Breakwater Fort with visiablity being 3 metres and still  a sea temperature at 16 degrees, some of the warmest we get in British waters.

The variety of the fort continues to amaze and you never seem to be disappointed unless the viz is bad. Starfish here seems to grow from tiny to an incredible size. The pink sea fans on the debris on the sea floor and the walls do fill you with wonder and understanding why we must protect our coral reefs. Cuttlefish as always a favorite to spot and they did not disappoint with seven counted. Also the elusive conger eel poked his head out of a discarded pipe.

A brillant weekend all round and a special thanks to Andy and Sue for organising it and coxing/crewing  the boat when they were not feeling well and missed out on the oppurtunity to dive.

Roll on more boat dives.