Boat Dives booked 2016

Roberta has booked boat dives on Shore Diver out of St Abbs dates are

May 1 – there are 6 spaces for 2 dives, 10.30 and 2.30. First come first served.

May 29 – 2 dives 10.30 and 2.30

July 3 – one dive 4.15pm

July 31 – 2 dives 10.30 and 2.30

August 21 –  2 dives 10.30 and 2.30

Sept 2nd to 4th staying at The Rock House St Abbs Harbour –  2 dives 10.30 and 2.30

Oct 2 – option of 2 dives 10.30 and 2.30

The places are being taken up FAST.

Contact Roberta for availability roberta.graymcmath@gmail.com

Boat Dive St Abbs

On Sunday October 24th a group from Pentland had a dive on Shore Diver skippered by Paul Crowe. We headed Southeast to Weasel Loch where the conditions were good. All had a good dive with Mark Symington completed his final dive to gain his Branch Diver award. Well done Mark.

Thanks to Roberta who organised the dive.

Some pictures from Sutherland and Roberta

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Good weekend at Caperwray

Report from Dave after a successful weekend down at Caperwray with Roberta starting her Master Diver assessments and Grant moving up to Sports Diver assessment.

Well done both of you.

Some pictures thanks to Roberta

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Sunny day at St Abbs

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Picture from Billy Symington

Sunday 27th September and some of PSAC travelled down to St Abbs harbour.

We had 2 trainees (Grant Thomson and Mark Symington)  who were finishing off their branch diver assesments.

A trip out to Cathereral Rock with a second dive to Seagull Rock.

Lots to see with Pollock, Wrasse, Lobsters and an Octopus.

The weather and sea conditions were one of the best I have seen this year.

We had Kev Watson, Steve Taylor, Roberta McMath, Richard Pavey, Brian Lyell, Grant Thomson and Marc Symington. Also Nicky non diving and Mo who came down on his Harley lookalike motorbike.

 

 

Dive on Shore Diver

On Sunday 20th Sept a few PSAC members headed down to St Abbs for a boat dive on Shore Diver, skipperd by Paul Crowe.

Those who were there – Roberta, Steve T, Kevin, Nicky,Brian and Richard.

The viz was fairly good and a number of large ling were spotted. Temperature was 12deg so not quite Malta but ok for the North Sea.

Ling

Malta 2015

Pentland Sub Aqua Club holiday in Malta

Expedition Organiser :- Alan Lissimore

Alan Lissimore (well composed), Karen Lissimore ( Photo bomber) ,Dave Simpson (measles man), Kevin Watson (big boy), Nicky Gibb (The fish), Niz Hasham (paddles for hands), Michelle Hasham (loves paddles), Sutherland Maciver (slow down taking pics) , Caroline Maciver (looks after Cisk for her man), Steve Taylor (not to be followed), Roberta McMath (P29 nuff said), Richard Pavey (deepest??), Gordon Henry, Jane Henry (most improved divers!!!), Bill Caldwell (accident prone), Kath Caldwell (looks after accident prone), Brian Lyell (wooden spoon DOH!!)and Christine Lyell (looks after him).

 


 

SMALL picture Aquatica Div Logo 2011Dive company used was Aquitica
Toni Bajada Street
St. Paul’s Bay
SPB 3225
Malta

 

 

 

Day 1
cirkewwa-marfa-pointDived at Cirkewwa (Marfa Point)
Dive one and the guide John split the group, one group finned out to the Patrol boat P29, another group were taken to Cirkewwa Arch.
Due to the sea conditions changing for the worse the guides decided for our second dive weMaoriG24 should load up and move to St Elmo Bay to dive the  which is a Tribal Class British Destroyer built in 1937. She was one of the destroyers used to hunt the Bismark, also on the Malta convoys. . She was in Grand Harbour Valletta in 1942 where she was bombed and sank. Later she was cut in two with the forepart refloated and sunk where she lies today in St Elmo Bay at 14 metres to the sea bed.

 

Day 2
um el faroudUm el Faroud, a Lybian Oil tanker 110 Metres long.
There was an explosion in one of the holds while in port killing 9 workers. It was taken out and scuttled where she lies today at Wied Iz Zurrieq.
She lies around 30 Meters down, with a 10 minute swim from the shore.dive_malta_subway_um_el_faroud

Some divers, due to limitations had a scenic dive.

 

 

 

 

Day3

Up to Paradise Bay to catch the ferry to Gozzo and The Blue Hole

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Another excellent scenic dive

Dive 2
Due to VERY heavy rain before and during the second dive, we descended for the first 5 metres through a milky haze which cleared lower down to give what was another great dive.

 

 

Day 4
One of the divers, Bill and wife Kathy said goodbye as they had to get back to the UK for a wedding,
The rest of us headed to
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SS Margit, a passenger ship located at Kalkara Creek. She was hit by a Stuka dive bomber on 19th April 1942 and sank leaving her mast and funnel above the surface, These were blown up to allow access.
She is well broken up and viz is not great but still a nice dive.
Due to its depth all could explore her.

 

 

 

Dive 2 X127 Water Lighter (Coralita) A nice easy dive but viz not the best.

Day 5

CirkewweBack to CikewwaThe Rozi
The group was again split with one group doing wreck dives and the second group scenic diving.
One group dived the The Rozi a patrol boat.

Second dive again split to scenic and P29
An exp29cellent week was had by all with a big thanks to our guides from Aquatica, John, Jesus, Tomara, Marta, Owen and Lucas.

Our wooden spoon was won by Brian Lyell for a back flip off the bench fully kitted.

A massive thanks to Alan Lissimore for all the hard work arranging the holiday.