Sunday, 2 July 2006

Conger Alley, Loch Long, Scotland

Dive #27
Dive 1
Depth: 17.8m
Time: 25min

Dive #28
Dive 1
Depth: 15m
Time: 24min

Dive leader with Alan went well.
Safety stop done amongst a shoal of Mackerel.

Sunday, 28 May 2006

Millport Bay and Wishing Well, Isle of Cumbrae, West of Scotland

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. 

Dive #20
Dive 1
Depth: 17.6m
Time: 35min

This was a training dive in which we practiced navigation skills and use of the Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB).

Dive #21 
Dive 2
Depth: 11.7m
Time: 33min

This was a drift dive with Alan Ramsay.  During this training dive we practiced using the Surface Marker Buoy (SMB).   

Millport Bay and Clash Farlan Point, Isle of Cumbrae, West of Scotland

Dive #24
Dive 1
Depth: Not recorded
Time: 30min
Temp: 9 degrees C

This was a drift dive from boat.  We completed a run through of the the skills review and completed some dive leader training.

Dive #25
Dive 2
Depth: 18m
Time: 44min

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.

Diving 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!

Sunday, 30 April 2006

Furnace, Loch Long, Scotland

Dive #22
Dive 1
Depth: 18m
Time: 36min
Temp: 9 degrees

Dive #23
Dive 2
Depth: Not recorded
Time: Not recorded

Further BSAC Sports Diver training.
Instructor: Alan Ramsay

Sunday, 19 February 2006

Loch Fyne, Scotland

Dive #18
Depth: 15m
Time: 30min

Dive with Jenny Wilson, short and shallow.
Lovely day - really good visibility.
Saw a dogfish.

Dive #19
Depth: 12m
Time: 30min

Sunday, 5 February 2006

Sunday, 15 January 2006

Furnace, Loch Fyne, Scotland

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