Swanage – July 2023

This was a different dive trip. A low-pressure system over Ireland brought heavy winds to theChannel coast. Laura’s WhatsApp messages grew ever more ominous as the weekend drew nearer:probably no Percy, maybe no shore diving, and only hopefully some diving at all. Laura and Nathan explored possible shore diving sites on the rain-soaked Friday. The winds hadn’t yet reached their … Read More

Weymouth and Portland, April 2023

Being convinced to go on the trip at the very last minute, there wasn’t much time for me to be prepared for what a dive trip over the long bank holiday weekend encompassed. One thing was for sure: there would be a lot of diving. We arrived in Weymouth in the late evening and to two wonderful haven caravans. We … Read More

West Bay Easter 2019

After a fairly cold and baron Easter trip last year we decided to head to West Bay this time. We haven’t been there as early in the season as this during my time in the club so I was a bit worried that there may not be much life about yet and also concerned that the weather may let us … Read More

Diving Explorations in Central America

by Roberta Lenart I spent April and May in Central America where I visited three countries that stretched between oceans: Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Of course while there I made time to test the waters in both Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Just a week after arrival to the continent I dived in Panama at Isla Cobia. It’s part of … Read More

7 hardy divers went to Porthkerris for Easter

Porthkerris – Sealife to Pondlife! Over the Easter weekend, seven hardy divers made the long trip to Porthkerris for 4 days’ of diving off Cornwall’s southern coast. The first three days saw us exploring estuaries, go searching for wrecks and getting up close and personal with all sorts of sealife. The fourth day involved some very exciting sub-aqua activity as … Read More

The Diving Officers Report – 2016 Season

This blog is adapted from the Diving Officers Address to the AGM in October 2016 === Firstly some summary statistics for the year… Dive count from RIB 2016: 184.  Mad diver award (for most dives) winner: 27 dives. Trips:9. Number of different divers: 20. (Dive count from RIB 2015: 182. Mad diver award winner: 23 dives. RIB trips:6. Number of different divers: 18) … Read More

2016 kick-off: rescue weekend in Portland

With Easter early this year, the season started even earlier – the DO keen to ensure his high standard of safety were achieved for the rest of the season had us all down in Portland on the 11th March ready to practice rescuing one another! The conditions above the water were near perfect as we headed out of the harbour … Read More