The Isle of Cumbrae is the largest of the two islands known as the Cumbraes. It is located in the Firth of Clyde and is a popular destination for day-trippers from Glasgow. There is a University Marine Biological Station which I attended during my studies.
This was a training dive in which we practiced navigation skills and use of the Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB).
This was a drift dive with Alan Ramsay. During this training dive we practiced using the Surface Marker Buoy (SMB).
This was a drift dive from boat. We completed a run through of the the skills review and completed some dive leader training.
Here you can see the mountainous Isle of Arran (view looking south west in the map) from when I did a shore dive from the Isle of Cumbrae.
from a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) can be fun but there isn't much
space for the divers or equipment. You have to enter doing the backwards
roll and help is needed exiting the water. Excuse the shaky filming,
it was a fast RIB!
Loch Fyne was probably the loch where I did the majority of my scuba diving training in Scotland. It is the longest sea loch in the UK. As can be seen in the video the weather conditions weren't always the best, especially for doing surface cover at the end of winter. It was actually a relief to get under water out of the wind and rain.
Dive Marshall Alan Ramsay, Assistant Richard.
Dive #12 Depth: 18m Time: 29min
Air in 210 Air out 60
Dive #13 Depth: 15m Time: 25min Air in 210 Air out 100