29 August 2009
28 August 2009
27 August 2009
25 August 2009
Check out the DIVER magazine wreck tour on the Ashford here
There is a map to find the boat on the web site http://www.buccaneer-diving.co.uk/
21 August 2009
2.Chris P (TBC)
7. Ian S
8. Andy T
20 August 2009
Wednesday 16th September - Aluania out of Eastbourne, 36 metres. Divers already booked on are Simon, Tad & Ernie.
Wednesday 21st October - Braunton out of Brighton, 36 metres.
Wednesday 28th October - Ariel out of Brighton, 25 metres.
Anyone wishing to skip work to dive please post a comment.
Another enjoyable walk under my belt or should I say collar. Joined by my good friends Poppy M and Twizzle and the human attendants we had a leisurely stroll along the 1066 walk from Pevensey Castle , passed Chilli Farm and onto Rickney and returned along the river bank. To finish the day Poppy M's Mum bought us an ice cream each. Hopefully we will see more of you on the next walk.
19 August 2009
Wreck of the T R Thompson
Sunday 6th September
Dive Boat: The Buccaneer
Single Dive ~ Cost £25
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18 August 2009
16 August 2009
Please post a comment if you can make it and will make the arrangements. The plan is to meet at the lake mid-morning, do a dive or two, then head back to my house, which is about 15 minutes from the lake, for a BBQ.
Cost of the dive is £10 and certs need to be shown. BBQ bring what you want and I will attempt to cook it and not poison you and bring what you want to drink. Everyone is welcome!
Working our way to the bows the vis gave us the opportunity to see the wreck in all its glory, the bow was stunning, still cutting its way through the currents. I had taken the video camera down but realised I had pushed the zoom control accidentally so although the quality was OK, I misssed out on the panoramic shots which is a shame.
All too soon it was time to head back up to the surface where the wind had picked-up a bit which made for an interesting ride back to Newhaven. A great dive and the moral here is that if you want the vis you need to get a bit further out at the moment . Thanks to everyone for the trip it was certainly well worth the effort.
13 August 2009
Fantastic displays , the boys on board, true to firm seem to favour the fastest & noisiest aircraft , so the F16 was the winner for most!
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight put on quite a show and at one point a Spitfire and F16 flew side-by-side! The old & the new.
"Behind You !"
After the Red Arrows we sped back to Sovereign Harbour to get in the front end of the lock queue!
10 August 2009
Now Only £200pp + Accommodation & travel . Appleton SAA have 4 spaces available on a four day Sark trip on the Channel Islands 31st August - 5th September . Diving will be in the 30-50 metre range, air, nitrox & trimix available Sark Diving Services.
If you are interested please phone for details, call Steve on 07970 674799.
Reaching the wreck site kitting up aboard the rib was a relatively painless affair. Jason & I were the third pair in after Rob and Jules had tied-in and sent the shot up.
It seems the Sudafed worked well on one half of my body but not the other as I was having real difficulty with clearing one ear. Jason indicated he was going to continue down whilst I jiggled my jaw, squeezed and blew my nose as I inched my way down the shot. I was on the verge of giving up when my ear cleared and could continue down to the wreck at 36m .The vis was about 3-4m and quite dark although you could just about get away with out using a torch.
The Scallop wreck is covered in life including some very large cod who didn't seem at all bothered by my presence. Large breaks in he hull are very tempting and with a squeeze could be easily entered but I was content to loiter at the entrances. I found a couple of old bottles which were broken so no help there in identifying the name or nationality of this ship.
Time seemed to whiz by and I was already nudging deco and was just in the process of sending up my SMB when I drifted passed the shotline in the increasing current so I chose the easy option and came up the line.
After a nice slow accent I surfaced and was soon back on the RIB waiting for the last 2 divers in the water and then back to shore and a nice cup of tea.
Thanks to Max,Jason,Jamie, Kevin, Jules , Jeff and Rob for a great dive.
Ps Dont think the cold is going to turn into pig flu oink
09 August 2009
See you all on Thursday!
06 August 2009
Following the MD Meeting on 5th August a suggestion was a Beach Dive ...SOON!
So here is a pretty straigtforward idea , prospective plan:-
Newhaven Harbour (West Arm) / West Beach Dive Sunday 9th August.
Meet at West Arm Car Park at 12.30pm.
Plan to enter at 1.30pm
High Tide at 2.00pm
Weather forecasts are lloking reasonable , NE wind , approx 9mph, cloudy , 19 Deg C Air Temp, lower humidty!
Check Forecasts HERE, and HERE !!
Tide Times can be checked via the LINKS (right hand side panel on screen).
If interested add a comment !
This can be found at the Beachy Head side of Eastbourne near the big tower block on the Seafront just to the right of Bolsover Road. Just to click on the map for a larger image
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List of those attending : Click Here
03 August 2009
If you are interested please post a comment and let me know how far you would like to walk and then weather dependent we can choose where to go.