BSAC snorkellers Debbie and Amelia White were honoured to be invited to the handover ceremony where they met Prince Charles and Prince William.
Here are some photos from our trip to dive the Sound of Mull in 2013. We stayed in Tobermory on Mull itself.
Some photos from the early May Bank holiday trip, diving from Castletown and Kimmeridge.
Here are some photos from our joint trip to Porthkerris with the university club, OUUEG. This was an early season trip, over Easter.
Excellent conditions on a beautiful November day made for a worthwhile trip to the Dorset coast.
On the day we managed to dive the wrecks of the British Inventor – mostly just twisted metal but with lots of life and often conger eels (although none spotted on this occasion). Later we dived the Black Hawk, with some divers lucky to see a thornback ray. There was even some time for some rescue training. Overall with decent visibility and pleasant water and air temperatures for the time of year it was an enjoyable day.
These photos were taken during a day’s snorkelling on the Isle of Wight, at Shanklin. You can also read the full report from snorkelling at Shanklin.
Memories from the week-long expedition’s Thursday diving:
Anjali (aka Jelly) and I paired up for another glorious day of diving in the Isle of Wight in tropical temperatures. We started in mid afternoon on the Sandown Bay drifting at about 8 metres over sand with rocks covered in fine fronds of seaweed and snakelock anenomes, like miniature gardens, populated by small fish. We drifted over a couple of velvet swimming crabs spoiling for a fight and uncovered a nursery of cuttlefish eggs clinging to a rock.
Our second dive in the early evening opposite the life boat station was a faster drift around 8 metres with a glimpse of a big ballan wrasse checking us out as the rocky scenery floated by and tiny gobies stood guard by their burrows in the sand and rock crevices. We came up to white topped waves-thank goodness for the easy access on our new boat!
A few photos from our July 2012 expedition on club boat Endeavour diving around the wrecks and reefs of the Isle of Wight. Report to follow…
Photos from the shake-down weekend: familiarising ourselves with the new boat; slow-speed manouvres; testing the ladder; and a few cheeky dives.
You can also read a report from the weekend.
In January 2012 some club members went to the Red Sea to dive the Northern Wrecks and Reefs itinery with operator BlueOTwo. It is a less crowded time of year on account of the temperature and being outside school holidays but it’s still a great time to go as you can see from these photos. This itinery is a good one, covering the famous wreck of the Thistelgorm plus many others and some fantastic reefs. It’s so good we’ve already booked to do it all again in 2013.