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!