Sunday at Finnart

Sunday 14th |February

Some of Pentlands finest ditched St Valentines day and headed through to Finnart for a dive in Loch Long.

Niz, Alan, Brian, Kevin, Dave, Roberta, Richard, Grant, Mark, Billy, George and Derrick who came along to help out with shore cover duties.

Grant, Dave, Derrick and Alan

The water was a toasty 8 degrees with 2M Viz.

Not a lot to see but for most it was the first dive of 2016, so a chance to check out all the equipment.

Mark and Grant completed some assessments. Brian was also under assessment as he is progressing towards becoming a Branch  Instructor.





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

Sunny day at St Abbs

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.


Boat Dive at St Abbs

This months boat dive organised by Roberta on Shore Diver, skippered by the owner of Dive St Abbs Paul Crowe with good conditions took us to a site called Fast Castle which lies west of St Abbs. It was Gordon’s first boat dive which he seemed to enjoy. Quite a few lobsters and edible crabs of varying sizes were seen also seals. On the way back we were lucky enough to spot some dolphins.

We look forward to our next one!


Some pictures from Roberta



More from pictures from Sutherland

A few from Brian on the boat

Dive at Dunbar 22nd July 2015

Dunbar Dive July 2015

A few of Pentland ventured down to Dunbar harbour for an evening dive.

Those there were Dave Simpson, Sutherland Maciver, Steve Taylor, Brian Lyell, Gordon Henry, Jane Henry, Roberta McMath, David Gray, Richard Pavey, Grant Thomson and Mark Symington. We were joined by Hugh Fraser and Eric, from Peebles.

This was Marks first open water dive which Dave said went well. It was also Grants first sea dive, and he did very well coming back with a smile.

Hugh took in Brian who is training to be a BI along with Grant as trainee.

Unfortunately Roberta’s video camera had a bath, think it may be dead! seal broke I think. Still, on the bright side her better half David found an old fishing reel and a weight??

All went in at Johnsons Hole (Pebble Beach) with a high tide and not too much swell the viz was not the best but still a relaxed dive, a nice way to spend a Wednesday evening!

Some pictures, thanks Sutherland


Down to St Abbs

Easter Sunday and a few of Pentland Sub Aqua Clubs divers decided on a trip to St Abbs. The plan was to have a couple of shore dives which would have seen Richard Pavey complete the required number to gain his Sports Diver Award.

Unfortunately the conditions were a little to rough for a shore dive, so Roberta quickly spoke to  Paul Crowe of  who took us out for a shallow dive on his boat MV Shore Diver.MV Shore Diver

The water was very cold 6C but viz was not too bad at around 5M a few lobsters and the odd Cod to see.

Back on shore it was decided to abandon the second dive but we all enjoyed the one dive and with such a sunny day all had a great time.