Report by Mark Swan – Photos
Two days at Portland then to Swanage. Second day at Swanage blown out so home via Vobster.
7.4.18 – Diving from Skindeep, Portland – Paul, Steve, Milton, Don, Mark
Dive 1 – Elena R 30m, 45 mins, Vis 2m, Water temp 7’C
Dive 2 – Lulworth Banks 20m, 35 mins, Vis 4m, Water temp 8’C
Stayed at Crown Inn in Weymouth. Ok but car parking off site. They have a room where you can leave kit by reception.
8.4.18 – Diving from Divebeyond, Portland – Paul, Steve, Milton, Mark
Dive 1 – Outer harbour wall near ‘Torpedo Tower’ building 16m, 45 mins, Vis 5m, Water temp 8’C
Dive 2 – Outer harbour wall near Dredger 11m, 40 mins, Vis 5-6m, Water temp 8’C
Divebeyond are located next to Hotel Aqua. Air and Nitrox fills are available. Nice bunch and the hotel cafe is ‘diver friendly.’ They also do a great steak sandwich!
That evening we moved on to Swanage. Booked unto Sunnybay House b and b and had a good meal at The Red Lion pub.
9.4.18 – Diving with Diversdown, Swanage – Tim, Paul, Steve, Milton, Mark
Dive 1 – Valentine tanks – 15m, 45 mins, Vis 4m, Water temp 8’C Always a good dive. Lots of life and a friendly dog fish.
Dive 2 – Peveril Ledges drift – 21m, 50 mins, Vis 4m, Water temp 8’C
That evening we went to the Black Swan pub. Good, but I preferred the Red Lion…nicer beer, Otter IPA mmm…
Weather had taken a turn for the worse and our Carentan dive with Diversdown was cancelled. Decided to go home via Vobster for a kit rinse – Paul, Steve, Milton, Mark
Dive 1 – 34m, 30 mins, Vis 6m, Water temp 5’C
Dive 2 – 25m, 40 mins, Vis 6m, Water temp 5’C