Night Dive at Stoney Cove

On Wednesday 7th October 11 members of the club met at Stoney Cove for the night dive. We had 5 divers and 6 other members who came to assist with kitting up and marshalling the dives. Water temperature was a tepid 15 degrees and visibility was good. Wayne and Tracey entered the water in daylight and emerged smiling at dusk. Garry, Mick and Kevin were determined theirs was going to be a proper night dive so waited until 7 o’clock before entering the water. One of the aims of their dive was to find the newly sunk wreck ‘Defiant’...

Capernwray, 2009

We did It Capern Wray   I was a bit special. Was the opinion of those closest to me when I told them I intended dragging myself from my pit at 5am for a 3 hour journey north up the M6. All to dive a quarry whose website was quoting a water temperature of 7.5° C. (This turned out to be an average temperature for December, being changed monthly not daily, it was in fact 9-10 ° C) especially as there was a similar and perfectly adequate venue within a twenty minute drives of home. The drive up was...

Lundy, 2009

Lundy Island, 12 miles out With a promise of seals and more But a weekend with some Easterly Breeze leaves you wondering what you saw We sailed out and sun shone bright With the wind upon our backs The skipper said, “The other side” as the foam then covered our tracks. The first dive was a simple one, descending steadily down the shot There was lots to see , if you took your time ……….even poor lobsters in a pot ! John was excited after the dive and I wondered, why the fuss but as I was looking the...