In August Ross Henderson masterminded an expedition to Plymouth. This involved taking our boat, Endeavour, away from Weymouth to Plymouth for a week of fine diving. With wrecks galore and great visibility, this was a fantastic week. Here are just a few photos from the start of the week.
Another Easter trip shared with OUUEG in Cornwall. Another great start to the dive season, with lots of newly qualified divers, good conditions and fun all-round.
Here are the entries in each of the categories from our the annual Oxford BSAC Underwater Photographer of the Year competition. All images had to have been taken in the three years preceding the competition. Each diver could submit a maximum of three images across the five categories. Images were printed and displayed in the clubhouse, where members voted on their favourites in each category. Anthony Hayes and Jan Pickering each won a category, and the overall joint overall winners were Alex Gibson and Chris Stevens, who also shared one of the categories (Creatures). Well done to everyone who took part! Photographers’ names appear in the captions. Click any image to start a slideshow.
Six of us spent our Sunday rescuing each other (well, mostly Howard, who kept coming back to life!) at Hinksey Lake in Oxford! Ian, our Training Officer kindly organised a whole day, helped by Jorgen from OUUEG and Howard, to go through all the theory at the clubhouse and the practical scenarios in the lake.
This was not a club trip as such, but three club members went together. This liveaboard toured Fury Shoals and St Johns, with all but one dive being a reef (no wrecks!).
An often-visited shore dive site, just as often overlooked in favour of deeper more exciting sites. But Swanage Pier has a lot to offer.
One of the most hotly anticipated trips in years didn’t disappoint. Despite some at-times ropey weather we dived every day but one and enjoyed some fantastic scenery and wrecks, and we met quite a few seals 🙂
Hinksey Lake, Oxford
Three intrepid divers plumbed the not very icy (7°C) depths (2.5m) of Hinksey Lake on New Years Day 2016. Steve Litchfield, Andy Pickering & Howard Thomas completed a 30 minute dive in the fairly gloomy waters of the lake from the entry point next to the pontoons, over to the bridge and back.
At the end of the traditional dive season we made a dash for west Wales. On this late October weekend we did a couple of shore dives and a couple of charter boat dives out of Milford Haven (with West Wales Diving).