New era for 2014

2014 season, re furbished portacabin at Divers Down Swanage.


I look forward to seeing and diving with you all soon.
Come on down, the water’s terrible…..but at least we have somewhere nice to hide from the rain .


Rebreather try dives at Vobster


We were back at Vobster last weekend, more try dives.
All the new potential rebreather divers did especially well and I think enjoyed their new experience. Considering that the quarry was quite busy, the vis held up well.
Despite being full of a cold Terry managed to try out the Inspirations front mounted counter lungs.
Many thanks to Tim and the staff from Vobster for all their help and a very special thank you to Nicky and all the staff from AP Valves for making it possible.
We are hoping for one more session at Vobster before Christmas.
If you would like to have a go, please give me a call.

Thinking of diving Malin Head?

I don’t know if anyone caught this last Sunday on BBC 2. The program was about the World War 2 wrecks around Malin resulting from the Battle of the Atlantic, with an emphasis on the part Northern Ireland played.
You might recognise the diver with a huge light on a DPV chasing a diver around a type 21 electro boat submarine. The wreck was sunk as part of Operation Deadlight at the end of the war.
The program can still be viewed on i
player until Saturday.

Early start!


Early start, 06.30 Kyarra, worth getting up for before the gales forecast get going.

Kyarra vis is is coming back and was 8-10M on the LWS. Pete and I sneaked a dive this afternoon, excellent vis and an interesting boat ride!
There is still some good diving to be done.

Open Water students

Congratulations to all my recent Open Water and junior Open Water students.
We have been pretty lucky with the vis and weather these past few weeks.
It always helps if you can still see your students !




Despite a low water, quite springy tide, the vis out on the Kyarra was still very respectable.
The exposed boiler can clearly be seen, no not me, the big thing next to me!
When the tide did turn though it did kick in big time.
Thanks to Bruce our Swanage Diver skipper.

Great vis at Swanage


After my week at Vobster instructing at Tek camp, I got back to great vis at Swanage.
This was taken on the Fleur in the bay. Even further off shore. The bigger wrecks had excellent vis, 10m plus.
Since then we have had some Easterlies which did their usual damage but even now the vis is back.
Open water courses over the next 3 weeks.
Good diving,