Nine members of the branch went on the Dartmouth trip last weekend – 8th and 9th July 2017.
Weather was brilliant and sea was flat calm for most of the two days. A very pleasant water temperature of 17 degrees. The boat was small but with just 8 divers it was comfortable. The skipper and mate served up a cracking soup meal with fresh bread for lunch, with all the tea and biscuits you wanted. They looked after us really well.
An early start on the Saturday for the 1st Dive – The Newholm; 28m to the deck and sitting on a sand bank ranging from 38-42m. Lovely wreck with a humungous conger. Viz was very good.
Then a scenic on the Mewstones just outside Dartmouth harbour as a second dive.
A slightly later start on the Sunday for diving the Benton Castle; she lies on her port side in a maximum depth of 38m. She was covered in plumose anemones and teaming with life, a very pretty wreck. Lucus decided to feed the fish before this dive, even though the sea state was flat calm. Then a scenic on on the other side of the bay as a second dive. Lots of gullies to explore with a good variety of life.
So a very enjoyable weekend of diving with great weather.