Dorothea Quarry

Up in north Wales diving in Dorothea Quarry. Not dived here for about 15 years so nice to go back.

Stunning scenery at the end of the day.



Christmas splash about!

Kimmeridge bay just before Christmas. Another last minute phone call from Rich and we were back in the water on a photo shoot.

It was so rough, at least there was no worry about the water temperature!

Then home to start Christmas.

Good fun all round. 


Hard hat diver

Just trying out some new kit but was glad of my red hat!

Many thanks to Terry Scott for his photos.
10m vis out on the Kyarra yesterday, let’s hope we have more of it this season!

2015 season

Divers Down dive boat Spike
back in the water ready for the start of the season. Here we go again.
The vis is pretty good so far, 3-4 m off shore and there was even some vis under the pier by the end of the Easter weekend.
Reports of 8m over at Chesil beach as well, although when I dived it yesterday the plankton was already getting ready!


Malta CCR training

Well done Karen and Terry completing their IANTD CCR Diver course in Malta last week.
With 20m vis and the sea temperature a balmy 18C conditions were a little more favourable than Vobster and Chepstow.
I think training like this in the winter months is the way ahead.

Scapa Flow


Just been up to Scapa on a filming job.
Vis was pretty good, around 10m at least and the water a balmy 9C.
Good to see the old wrecks again.
We dived the Karlsruhe, the Dresden, the
Coln and the Markgraf.
The filming was about how the presence of the wrecks in the Flow has limited local fishing, allowing certain animal species to thrive.
There are millions of brittle stars carpeting everything, including the wrecks. Horse mussels are also thriving underneath vast swathes of brittle stars
Thanks to all the dive team, Rich,
Dan, Rob and Kieran. Not forgetting Geordie and George the ever tolerant Sunrise crew who looked after is with hot soup and a magic kettle which always seemed to be hot!
An excellent week.
Look out for it on the One Show, when ? Who knows?


CCR a Trimix course


Well done to Gerard Punch and Andy Aston on completing their CCR Trimix course last weekend.
Braving Vobster and Chepstow despite the chilly water temperatures of the quarries.
Also many thanks to Rick Ayrton for sending me the photos, having patiently followed us around Vobster skill bashing for an hour on the first day.