July 2019 New dive site for club

10 divers from the club including one of our newly qualified Ocean divers visited Outer Hope Cove to explore this new site for the club. It was a beautiful day, sun was shining, sea looks inviting and flat, sands golden.

Abundance of life included cuttlefish, sand eels, anemones, wrasse and lots of different types of seaweed. The visabilty was great, probably 10 metres plus.

In several places the seabed was covered in balls of reddish seaweed looking like pompoms.

One of your divers had a unexpected encounter with a cuttlefish when it shot out from the weed and nearly collided with him. Not quite sure who had the biggest surprise, the diver or the cuttlefish.

This is the first time we have seen evidence of the plastic crisis in our seas as described by David Attenborough.

Despite this it was a lovely site and well worth a return visit.