2019 Season

Well, as ever my attempts at keeping my blog updated have spectacularly failed !

Not wanting to be a defeatist, I will try again this season.

News from Swanage, Divers Down has a new boat, despite looking suspiciously like the old Swanage Diver (soon to be operating out of Portland with Scimitar), the new boat will soon be called Moose. It’s the blue and white one parked up by Spike. (Still the best looking dive boat on the south coast, or am I just biased?)

This season has already had its fair share of Easterlies trashing the vis but there have certainly been a few clear days when it has been possible to spend the odd hour under the pier with a dolphin. Yes, that is what I said, there have been regular sightings of a solitary dolphin around the pier and in the bay following many of the local boats.

Typically, when I jumped under the pier last Monday the rising sea temperatures, currently about 11 degrees, had sparked off the plankton so I probably wouldn’t have seen an Orca under the pier let alone our friendly local dolphin! Still the season is young, the sun is out (at least as I write this) and we have months ahead of diving to do.

In the mean time I’ve a CCR course to get started.

See you in the water.

Mike