Dive Trips

Valentine Tanks

I was invited on a dive from Swanage to dive the Valentine tanks, these were part of the D-Day landing vehicles. There is plenty of info on the net regarding these tanks. We left the pier and headed round and were soon on the shot.

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Coronation Wreck / Plymouth Trip

coronation-wreck-thDay 1 (29/10/11) - Coronation Wreck

The Coronation was a 90-gun Second Rate Ship in Line that was wrecked in 1691 off Penlee Point, Cornwall. There are two main areas of wreckage, the offshore and inshore site. Below is information I have taken from the Coronation Wreck Project website, http://www.coronationwreck.co.uk/index.html.

'The offshore site comprises of rugged rock formations and sand-filled gullies. The site is in a general depth of 18 – 20m and has some kelp and low level vegetable turf covering the area. A large variety of marine life inhabits the site. The site has seventeen cannon and three anchors within it...

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Winter Weymouth 2008

On the icy weekend of 6th and 7th of December 2008 a hardy group of divers braved the cold for a last weekend of diving before the close of the year.

Our first dive was in lobster alley, just along the cliffs East from Lullworth. Vis was truly awful with a very milky green sea making for a dark and glomy seabed at 15m. Torches were vital. Even so we kept on bumping into sponge covered rocks and the occasional crab.

Second dive on the satuday was an attempt at visiting the Aeolian Sky which despite careful planning was a bit of a disaster. Slack was supposed to be around 3.30pm but never seemed to come. Diving to recover the shot we found we'd managed to drop it into a porthole in the wreck and wedged it between two decks inside the ship. A bit of effort got it out of there but alas the rope was already abraded on the sharp edge of the hull and the weight dropped off when we tried to recover it later. The wreck was nice though - lots of jewel anemones on it and much better vis than earlier near the shore.

Getting home after dark we repaired to the Sea View for chinese and sunday we started out to do a little easy diving on the Jurassic coast. A fery frosty morning greeted us but diving in Man - O -War cove and on Ringstead bay was surprisingly good with shoals of Bib and small Pollock about. Despite the cold one hardy diver made two dives in a wetsuit! Well done Terry. Weather was excellent all weekend and a big thankyou to Bob for his efforts in skippering.

Chris S.

WinterWeymouth08

Subcategories

  • Weymouth - a club guide

     It's where our hardboat is moored, and we do a fair bit of diving there.

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  • Trip Reports

    Here you can find trip reports from dive trips organised by club members.

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  • Annual Reports

    Our diving year runs from our annual Dinner and Dance, usually held just before the diving year really gets going, in the spring. 

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  • Forthcoming

    Upcoming major dive trips which the club is organising will be posted here. We go diving as often as possible and not all one-day or weekend trips will make it onto the website. All trips are posted in the clubhouse for members to sign up to, on a first-come first-served basis. Some trips require a desposit to be paid to secure a place, but many are conducted on trust, especially when we dive from club boats. 

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  • Dive Trips Archive

    These are all trips which have been and gone or never actually happened! Either way some of the planning details here might prove useful to someone so we'll leave them on the website. 

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