Report by George Mitchell
There was a time when the mention of Portland conjured up thoughts of only one wreck – the Hood. The last time I dived that was early 2000s and it was certainly magic. Alas it is now out of bounds for safety reasons but one must not forget there are numerous other good dives off Portland. We managed to visit some of these during the four days we were there despite the British Summer performing its usual tricks. Mark Swan had organised accommodation in the Bunker and diving from the Skindeep and Skindeeper unsurprisingly run by Skin Deep Diving. The Bunker is very comfortable ideally placed for the marina and the Cove Inn for the evening meal. Many rooms have their own showers, the bunks are comfortable and Margaret supplied excellent cooked breakfast to set us up for a day’s diving.