Skomer!

Foreword – Chris 11 UBUC’ers headed down to Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire for long weekend of awesome diving. Here’s what we got up to! Saturday – Ollie Not letting the rainy Pembrokeshire morning dampen our spirits, we set off for Martin’s Haven to launch the boats, which – somewhat surprisingly Read more…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…