Swanage Snorkel Trip and BSAC 60th Celebrations

BSAC Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Sunday 8th September 2013

Well done to all those that came to Lulworth yesterday and a big thanks to those who helped out and parents who drove and hung out on the beach all day.

Now that’s history here’s the next one.

The plan for Sunday 8th September has changed slightly (for the better as I don’t have to get up so early)…

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Revised Snorkel Trips Summer 2013

Penzance with Charles Hood

Sat 29th June


Saturday 6th July

Beachcomber for those not going to Torquay
Snorkel trail


Sat 27th July – 2nd Aug

To include Advanced snorkel diver lessons
A trip snorkelling with the wild swimming club
The new Beachcomber course

Lulworth / Stairhole

Sunday 1st Sept.

Swanage pier

Sunday 8th Sept 9.30am
60th celebration with photo
(60 snorkellers in the water)

More details to follow

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Proposed Snorkel Trips – Summer 2013

Hinksey Lake         

Sun 28th April         


Sat 18th and Sun 19th May


(with Charles Hood)        

Sat 8th June [Trip Full]  


Sunday 30th June

Studland Bay

Sunday 7th July


Sat 27th July – 2nd Aug

Lulworth / Stairhole

Sunday 1st Sept.

More details to follow


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Joint Scuba and Snorkel Trip – Can it Work?

In short, yes, a joint scuba and snorkelling trip can work but as with all trips only with a great deal of planning and working out everybody’s expectations of the trip. Firstly, let me mention, this isn’t going to be a trip report about visibility, depth or marine life, but a report on how snorkel and scuba diving can be combined.

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Snorkel trip Kimmeridge 11th August 2012

At the moment we are planning a day of snorkelling Saturday 11th August at Kimmeridge. (Lulworth is not an option  due to the Olympic exclusion zone)


We’ll meet about 10.30am on the grass in front of the Purbeck Marine Wildlife reserve hut. You can park in the top grass car park and walk down past the toilets towards the slipway, you’ll see the patch of grass by the buildings.

From here we’ll take the RIB round to Chapman’s pool, Mupe rocks and Worbarrow bay depending on numbers.

The wind is looking just about ok for Saturday so I’ll make the final decision Friday pm.

Once you turn off the main road by Corfe Castle there is no mobile phone reception so please ring early Saturday morning if you have any questions.

There are NO food shops nearby so please bring enough food for the day.

For those not snorkelling this isn’t a sandy beach and there is quite a bit of boat traffic around the slip way, but a 10 minute walk away, there is a shingle beach, plenty of places to play, paddle and swim, including the snorkel trail.

Please let me know if you are thinking about coming on Saturday and what kit, if any you need to borrow.

Could I also please have your mobile phone number so I can text you on Friday pm to let you know the trip is on.

For those divers among you check with Andi and Litchy about what’s going on. Endeavor may be in the area.

For further details contact Debbie

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Proposed Snorkelling Trips for Summer 2012

Stair Hole snorkelling trip last yearSaturday 16th June            Kimmeridge and Mupe rocks – cancelled due to bad weather

Sunday 8th July  

Swanage and Old Harry’s Rocks           

Sunday 22nd July              

Isle of Wight


Tuesday 31st July                  Evening river snorkel and picnic (local)

Sunday 12th August               Lulworth, Stairhole, Durdle Door

Sunday 26th August               Kimmeridge and Mupe Rocks

Saturday 8th September      Kimmeridge Ledges and Chapman’s pool

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Snorkeling Trip to Lundy Island

seal underwaterSunday 2nd October 2011

Lundy Island, snorkeling with seals from the charter boat Obsession I out of Illfracombe.

The boat trip takes about 1 hour each way.

Due to fierce tides and sudden changes in the weather experienced around Lundy each child snorkeling MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The trip will cost £40 per person and a £20 deposit secures your place. There are a limited number of 12 places.

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