We are in the planning stages of organising several trips in 2017 to enjoy some of the most amazing diving in the UK.
Who can resist the playful seals of the Farne Islands, the stunning topography around the Isle of Man, and the history of the wrecks off of our south coast?
For a long weekend heading down to Plymouth to take on the James Eagan Layne and the HMS Scylla. The James Eagan Layne Wreck sits upright on the seabed in Whitsand Bay, she sits in approximately 14-24m, so is accessible to most divers. The HMS Scylla was purposefully sunk in 2004 to create an artificial reef, she sits in 24-27m of water, and is now covered in an abundance of life, due to some structure falls, the interior is now off limits as determined by the National Marine Aquarium who carry out surveys regularly on the wreck to check on the life and condition of the wreck. Advanced Diver certification being requested by most dive boats for these dives.
Heading down to Cornwall to dive off of Porthkerris, there is fantastic diving straight off the beach on the local reef, of course the famous Manacles, home to an abundance of life, and many a ship wreck. You would have the option of B&B or camping on the beach here at Porthkerris. There’s something for everyone here.
Planning on a week trip over to the Isle of Man, there is so much to see whilst on this trip, the stunning Burroo, the exciting Clan McMaster, the Sugarloaf caves, The Afton, The Stack, so much to do so little time, something for everyone though, the island is of course home to the famous TT, so for any one interested in that, you can drive some of the roads used on the course and picture yourself there…
The Farne Islands and St. Abbs. A double centre trip, taking in the awesome scenery of the St. Abbs shoreline, diving within the Voluntary Marine Reserve, so much life to be seen here, on some of the sites you might even be able to see the elusive Wolf fish. Then head south to Seahouses to dive over at the Farne Islands to go and play with the seals.
To be confirmed
A weekend to Swanage and or Weymouth, the famous Swanage pier, and lots of options off the coast of Weymouth, we would be looking to make this accessible for most divers, although depth limits may mean some dives would not be suitable for our younger divers or Open Water, more detail to follow once we have put some ideas together.