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Farnes in the fog

(May  2016) By Nic Faulks The boat was full, everyone had paid, all the paper work complete, we even had a guest from the south coast, but alas, the weather gods were at it again – this time fog. The weather forecast had looked brilliant, light winds, calm seas and an early mist burning off, …

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St Abbs Easter weekend.

Report and Images by Richard Booth. A hardy team of Tyneside members assembled at Coldingham Caravan Park with the aim of diving out of St Abbs over the Easter weekend. The weather forecast however was not brilliant and the following morning we assembled at St Abbs harbour to load our kit aboard the MV Shorediver. …

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Sound of Mull

Sunny, sunny, Scotland and the Sound of Mull. By Nic Faulks A few weeks have passed since we did this trip, so I am sitting here on a drizzly day catching up on trip reports. One thing that strikes me about the dive logs for this weekend of diving, in the Sound of Mull, are …

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50th Anniversary Dinner

A dinner to celebrate our 50th Anniversary was held at the Beamish Hall Hotel on Saturday 19th November 2011. A presentation was made to Dave Robson as the longest serving member of the branch with some 40 years to his credit.  Our Diving Officer received a happy shark.  Are we sure it’s happy?  Well yes …

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St Kilda or Bust

Tyneside 114 members set off on the ultimate dive quest to reach the holy grail of UK diving, the legendry clear waters of St Kilda. In the run up to this trip its no exaggeration to state that all Tyneside 114 participants nervously monitored the various web based weather and swell forecast programmes; the omens …

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Capernwray

17th July 2011 With more swell predicted off the North East coast, plans to dive Eyemouth were reluctantly abandoned and instead we opted to head across the Pennines to dive Capernwray. On arrival it was clear that just about every other diver in the North had come to the same conclusion as the car park …

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St Abbs, Wuddy Rocks

11th June 2011 The conditions looked perfect for a club dive out aboard the Eyemouth Sub Aqua club hard boat, the Aquanaut. Magicseaweed.com promised ideal dive conditions with a combination of flat seas, neap tides and light winds. What could possibly go wrong? However, at 5.45pm a text arrived on the dive organizer’s mobile informing …

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