Trip Reports

Baygitano (Lyme Regis)

14 UBUC’ers left Bristol bright and early at 6:30am on Saturday morning, only to reach Lyme Regis and discover a very choppy sea. Even the harbourmaster was warning us not to go out, so in the end after a discussion we decided to postpone diving activities until the next day. Read more…

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Trip Reports

Swanage Pier

It was a surprisingly sunny morning down at Swanage, after the 2.5 hour drive from Bristol – or in Ollie’s case a 3.5 hour drive… We started the days activities with an introduction to UK diving for Rocco and Toby, some Sports diver training with Ellie, and some easy fun Read more…

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Dive Sites

Eastern Kings / Devil’s Point

Eastern Kings (also known as Devil’s Point) is usually done as a shore dive, and starts in Firestone Bay, Plymouth.This dive must be done on slack tide unless it’s bang on neaps, and is advisable to do on a high slack so the river sediment doesn’t reduce the visibility. You Read more…

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Trip Reports

Charmouth

We dived the Baygitano, launching our boats from the beach at Charmouth. We spent what seemed like half a day trying to find the dive site, only to realise we had the wrong coordinates in the GPS (twice). We also broke a prop coming back into shore.

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Trip Reports

Chesil Cove

Chris kindly took Hana and I down to Chesil Cove to finish off our OD training. Getting into the sea, off the beach, proved to be tricky. The beach was quite step and there were few waves waiting to catch you off guard. Chris was slightly concerned with how good Read more…

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Trip Reports

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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Trip Reports

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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Trip Reports

Kyarra

Plan your dive and dive your plan. Well this is what both Chris and I thought we were doing. We were just coming up from a very pleasant 40 minute dive on the Kyarra expecting 15 minutes of deco (BSAC 88). This was not at all the case as both Read more…

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