After a period of inactivity for the Gift during which she's been cleaned and the tubes have been sealed sea trials were called for!
Adrian, Anton and Alistair met at Knott End on a bitterly cold morning and after dressing in every layer available launched the Gift and set off. Alistair started driving with a trip up to the River Lune with a view to stop at Glasson Dock for a well deserved brew. However shortly after entering the estuary it became very shallow so they heade
Simon, Adrian, John and Alistair joined Gary Fell, Susan and Stephan at Dorothea Quarry for the first dive of the year. Unlike the shallow, high energy last dive of 2016 in the River Leven this was a a deep technical dive as JBOD dives are designed to cater for all experience levels. For those that have never been to Dotty the entry is a muddy track with puddles and is quite slippy. Fortunately Adrian and the van were up to the challenge following Simon's 4x4. There are two e