Many of us had looked forward to the Eyemouth Deep Trip for months but as the week went on it became apparent that the wind was going to win. After a certain number of discussions with Iain at MarineQuest it was cancelled with plenty of time for John to re plan the weekend. By lunchtime on Thursday John had booked a B&B and arranged two days of diving in Swanage for four. While packing that evening Dangerous Dave's rebreather said no which left three - John, Adrian and Alista
Mark, John, Adrian, Anton and Alistair did their boat handling theory at the end of last year. After unfortunate weather and clashing calendars it's taken a while to coordinate the practical. But it was worth the wait!
The bleary eyed prospective boat handlers met on the car park at Knott End at 0800 and were soon joined by Thomas another student, the training team from Chorley BSAC with their boat Chocolate Orange and Dave from Phoenix Scuba with their boat, the imaginativ
John and Alistair joined Fiona, Chris and Ken with their RIB from Richmond SAC in an expedition to Scubafest based at Pentewan in Cornwall.
The drive down took most of Friday but wasn't too gruelling although the car was very full what with scuba kit and camping kit at the same time.
Diving began on Saturday with a trip on the RIB to the wreck of the Kantoeng Dredger just outside Fowey harbour. The wreck was full of fish life although largely broken up with just the dred