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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…