Niz and Brian in Cyprus

September 2018 Niz and Brian Lyell were both in Cyprus on their annual holidays. Niz had suggested a dive on one of the worlds best wreck dives The MS Zenobia, a Roll on Roll of ferry which sank just outside Larnaka harbour on June 1980 when the computers controlling the ballast went wrong  and she rolled over and sank on her port side.

First dive they were taken to the stern where the lorries are lying on the seabed around 40M although a couple of lorries are still chained to the deck.

Then through the roll on ramps to the rudder and prop.

Second dive they were taken through the wheelhouse then up to the bow where the spare anchor can be seen before heading into the canteen. The tartan carpet although now mostly gone can still be seen along with the tray worktop and coffee machines, with another room, a toilet behind.

A great dive which they both highly recommend and thanked Marine Divers of Cyprus.

They were guided by Kevin of Marine Divers.


Tuesday Evening 21st August 2018 Boat Dive

Just back from yet another great dive at St Abbs on Shore Diver. This evening we went to West Hurkers where sea temperature was a nice 14deg and again lots of marine life to see.

On this evenings dive we had Roberta,Giampaolo, Steve Taylor, Graeme Dyer, Rob Clark,  Steve Younger (Napier), Alan Lissimore, Brian Lyell, George and Iain from MUSAC.

All reporetd having a relaxed dive with the only casualty being an SMB reel.

Diving 14th August 2018

Our Tuesday evening dive this week on Shore Diver was at The Craig, with the weather not as good as previous dives and a bit of a swell.

Diving tonight were Dave, Alan, Brian, David, Graeme, Steve (Napier), Iain and George (MSAC)

We all managed in and there was a little swell on with visability down on what we had before.

Lots of large lobster and crabs, not many fish around, but we did spot a Butterish (Pholis Gunellus).

Thanks to Roberta for rganising the dive.

 

Short video of it below

Diving 5th August 2018

On Sunday the 5th August 2018, a nice sunny day, a few of PSAC had a great days diving at St Abbs onboard Shore Diver, with Paul Crowe of Dive St Abbs our skipper.

Dive one was at West Hurkers with good visability and a sea temperature of 14c,  where as usual there was plenty of marine life, Lobsters, Crabs, Wrasse, Ling, Angler Fish and more.

On our second dive Hugh Fraser our Regional Coach joined us. We were taken to Weasel Loch where again there was plenty of marine life, this time an Octopus was spotted alongside the abundant fish.

On both dives we spotted Dolphins on the return to harbour.

Thanks to Paul of Dive St Abbs for 2 geat dives and Roberta for once again organising.

A short video of Dave Simpson and Michael Groat deploying SMB.

Some pictures taken onboard Shore Diver as we head out to Weasel Loch

Tuesday Evening 17th July Diving

Now on our third Tuesday evening dive while we have no access to The Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Tonights dive on Stingray skippered by Barry White and site was South Skellies.

From our club we had Dave Simpson, Mo, Roberta, Steve Taylor, Brian Lyell, Graeme Dyer, Douglas  McCaffrey and JP. All had a great time with Douglas edging closer towards his sports diver qualification and Brian completeing his 300th dive

Apart from one diver losing a fin in 18M depth off the boat, which thankfully was recovered, all had a safe and enjoyable dive. No underwater pictures but David Gray who couldn’t dive took some aboard Stingray.

Thank you to Roberta for a well organised evenings diving.

Tuesday Evening Boat Dive

As the club do not have the use of The Royal Commonwealth pool over the summer months, Roberta has kindly arranged for evening boat/shore dives down the east coast. This Tuesday 26th June was our first evening outing.

The weather was good and sea a little choppy but easy diveable.

Boat for the dive was our usual, Shore Diver, run by Dive StAbbs and skippered by Paul Crowe.

On the dive were Roberta Mcmath, David Gray, Dave Simpson, Mo, Steve Taylor, Steve Younger, Graeme Dyer and Brian Lyell. Dive site, The Gullies.

Entry into the water was in one of the gullies around 6M then heading North out of the gully into around 16 – 20 Metres depth where we saw lots of marine life, large crabs, Lobsters, Wrasse,Wolf Fish, Octopus to name a few.

We were treated to a great display of the underwater abilities of the Guillemot as they dived down to us on our safety stops coming within a metre of us.

Thanks to Roberta for a great evening dive.

Roberta off to Maldives

Congratulations to PSAC’s Training Officer Roberta McMath who has won a place on Biosphere Expeditions diving expeditions and has opted to go to the Maldives.

All at the club wish you a fantastic trip and look forward to hearing about and seeing some pictures.

Roberta said “Time stood still as shock and excitement both set in after reading the email for the third time to say I was the winner. Thank you to all at Biosphere Expeditions, Reef Check Foundation and Marine Conservation Society for the opportunity of a lifetime!”