Finally

The vis at the weekend was pretty good, and the temperature does seem to be improving a little 10-11c seems to be on most computers.
As a result the air station was pretty busy especially on Saturday.

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Chris found a lumpsucker under the pier and the fish are back on the Fleur .
We even managed to do a pier try dive on Sunday as the vis was around 5m. Well done Mark, glad you enjoyed your dive. The boat is out on Wednesday if anyone has a day off mid week.

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5m vis at Swanage

As we hoped, the vis held for the rest of the weekend. The pier vis did remain about 4-5 m and out on the Fleur it was similar.
All 3 boats were out over the holiday weekend and when I tied the bow shot line into the Kyarra on Monday, even on the LWS the conditions were very ‘diveable”.
Probably about 4-5m and not dark just the usual green if not a bit gloomy.
The divers who dived her on the Monday, were more than happy.

Fingers crossed for next weekend, we have accompanied dives on if anyone fancies a dive. We have bigger tides and a not so good fore cast! Oh well, I’ll put the kettle on.

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Vis at swanage

Well at long last, we had about 4/5 m vis today. Just in time to do an Open Water referral! Well done Paul, despite the chilly 10C under the pier.
The boats were very busy all day and the new Swanage Diver super-shuttle made its debut trip. Marine life is increasing too with cuttlefish,nudibranchs, corkwing and ballan wrasse  seen under the pier.
With the weather looking quite settled for the rest of the bank holiday there is hopefully some more good diving to be done.

May Bank holiday in Swanage Bay

With high hopes of some decent diving last weekend now that the weather has improved, unfortunately it was not to be! Not just yet anyway.
Last weekend we dived the Valentine tanks on the Saturday, only about 1m vis at best and dark by 14m. The wrecks further offshore were the same story.
Apparently there is a bit more vis now but it is still very dark.
The pier vis is still poor but looking at the weather I hope it might clear up a bit before the weekend.
I’ve a rebreather dive to do tomorrow so it looks like Vobster for me Friday.
I’ll be on the pier over the weekend if anyone is about.

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