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 they were teaching Roisin, Ryan and myself. For the first dive visibility was pretty poor and we didn’t see much just a few aneomes and crabs. As the afternoon went on visibility cleared. The tide went out making entry a bit more difficult but we saw a lot more life and got a few more things ticked off the lessons in the second dive. The final dive was about an hour before sunset. Visibility had cleared more still and we saw loads of crabs (including a massive edible crab) a few hermit crabs and velvet swimming crabs, some lobsters and loads of dahlia anemones, snake locks anemones and sponges. Towards the end of the last dive the current began to pick up, dragging us out to sea and making nav difficult. When we surfaced the sun was setting and reflecting off the sea which made for a lovely view as we swam back to shore and was the perfect end to a great day.


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