2010 Dive Logs

Tenerife

December 2010 by Nicola Faulks Where to go on holiday? The PFO was closed in August, the consultant has given me the ok to dive, so looking for somewhere where we have lots of options, so we can dive alternate days – to ease me back in to the way of things. I know: Tenerife …

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Loch Leven

17th September 2010 Travelling back from the club’s expedition trip to Glenuig, the Hunts and Richard Booth could not resist the temptation to stop en-route home to complete a shore dive in Loch Leven. Belinda and Angus provided shore cover as the intrepid trio kitted up prior to making the perilous dash across the busy …

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Glenuig Expedition

12th – 16th September 2010 by Richard Booth Expedition organiser Andy Hunt selected the small but picturesque village of Glenuig as the expedition base. It has the added advantage of a concrete slip as well as a small relatively sheltered bay in all but the severest of weather. There are a number of cottages available …

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Pipers Gut Drift Dive… and Discovery of Another Mystery Cannon Site

4th September 2010 by Richard Booth With both the clubs RIB’s successfully launched from Seahouses, we headed out towards the Farne Islands . The weather forecast was for increasing South Easterly breeze, potentially ruling out the majority of the better known dive sites around the Farnes. Trip organiser Andy Hunt opted for a drift dive …

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HMS Unity

30th July 2010 by Andy Hunt HMS Unity was a Royal Navy U-class submarine that was lost after a collision with the Norwegian ship Atle Jari in poor visibility on the 29 th April 1940. Lieutenant John Low and able Seaman Henry Miller sacrificed themselves to save the crew by remaining behind in the flooded …

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Loch Fyne

12th-13th June 2010 by Richard Booth After the clubs earlier successful trip to Loch Long in April of this year it was time to venture a little further North to explore the rich green waters of Loch Fyne. This time however the logistics of the trip were a little more complicated in that we decided …

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Ellerton

June 2010 by Richard Booth The forecast had deteriorated over the previous with the result that the planned club dive out to the Farnes was going to be a non starter. Instead, the Diving Officer reorganised the weekend‘s dive programme to a club dive down at Ellerton for those individuals who were still desperate to …

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Farne Islands

15th May 2010 by Richard Booth Big Spring tides made for a slightly tricky low water launch from Seahouses harbour with the end of the concrete slipway left high and dry out of the water! Despite the challenge of negotiating a launch across the mud we soon had the club RIB Seawitch afloat in what …

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Loch Long

April 2010 I first came across the diving in Loch Long after a club trip to St Abbs with Durham City Divers last May was faced with the prospect of a blown out weekend with no diving available in the sea due to the inclement weather and rough sea conditions. In desperation we made the …

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Ellerton

January 2010 Despite the last month of freezing weather a few hardy souls ventured down the A1(M) to enjoy the delights of Ellerton Lake. Assembling in the car park, we awaited the arrival of Mr Hunt. Where was he at the appointed time? A quick phone call established that his absence was due to a …

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