As part of World Oceans Day, Dorset Wildlife Trusts Voluntary Marine Reserve at Kimmeridge held a bio -blitz on Saturday. (A sampling of all wildlife in the bay, ranging from rock pools, diver surveys and bat surveys in the evening.)

This provided a comprehensive picture of all the wildlife in and around the bay.

As this coincided with terrible vis at Swanage and the boats being unable to get out, I was somehow persuaded to go for the shallowest dive ever!
So shallow my computer eventually gave up trying to record what I was doing, but as I didn’t know either, that made 2 of us!

Well at least there was some vis along with the seaweed!

Next time Swanage us blown out withe easterlies, give it a try.


Tek Camp 2013

There are still a few places available at this years Tek Camp which is held at Vobster Quay July 8th – 12th.

There are many top technical divers and instructors attending all there to help you get on to the technical diving ladder. Everything from rebreather try dives, side mount, scooters, line laying and lots lots more. Guest speakers this year include cave divers Rick Stanton, Jon Volanthen and Lamar Hires.

With people like that there I will be running the technical snorkelling sessions!


Mark 3 Pontoon

The boats left the pier this morning from the new pontoon which we hope might survive the Swanage weather.
Vis around the pier has been quite good although low tides have been pretty dirty. Divers dived the Kyarra on the high water slack and got 5m, although when I dived it in the morning it wasn’t quite that good.
The pier was busy last weekend, so hopefully the season is well under way.