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Fairy Cove

Sam and I headed down to the Tor Bay area for some shore diving. We dived Shag Rock in the morning (man, it’s a swim – 10 to 15 minutes each way), where Sam found a reasonably large dogfish and we got caught in a bit of a current as Read more…

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Farnes

After 8 hours of gruelling traffic, 11 UBUCers finally made their way to Seahouses, Northumberland with one sole aim – to go find seals! We started off early on Saturday, met Paul our skipper (from Farne Island Divers) at Beadnell Bay and headed off to the islands. We started seeing Read more…

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Padstow (Lobster Release)

It was not a not so bright and energetic start on Saturday, as being the morning following the AGM, quite a large proportion of the group were a little tired and not quite up to scratch. However, after a good two hours plus of faffing, a terrifyingly loud pop noise Read more…

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Hive Beach

Preface by the author When writing trip reports I have always struggled with where to begin. To write my latest piece I really had to dig into the ‘why’ of trip reports to answer this. There are many questions in life that will always go unanswered; “why did the chicken Read more…

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PK 2016

19/03/16 – by Ivan Horoshenkov The first day of the renowned PK trip began with a couple of people going down to PK to scout out the conditions. Receiving news that it was too rough to launch the boats and conduct training, we set our sights on Mullion Cove, despite Read more…

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Brixham Training Trip

On friday the 12th April, seven of us headed down to Brixham for some shore diving and to get a few lessons ticked off. The weather was lovely and sunny and it was a perfect spring day for diving. The instructors where Andy R, Andy M, Chris and Simon and Read more…

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Durdle Door

Chris, Damian and I headed to Durdle Door for the day, to find sunshine, calm waters (although cold, at about 7 degrees at max depth) and a pretty long walk down from the carpark to the beach… We headed Eeast behind the door in the first dive to find a Read more…

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Louis Shied

A nice late start of 9am saw 17 sleepy UBUC’ers congregating at stores (well, 16.. Meg was late so we had to pick her up). An uneventful drive down to Thurlestone, with the exception that all the cars bar ours went to the other beach (West side). Unfortunately we didn’t Read more…

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Skomer

At last, UBUC have resurrected our annual Skomer trip! 20 or so people spend a whole (or part of) a week down in Pembrokeshire, Wales, diving around Skomer Island. Day 1 After arriving on the Friday night and setting up camp (with only a few cars getting lost on the Read more…

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