14 May 2016 – Outer Mulberry & Waldrons

First dive of the season out of Littlehampton.  Prepared the boat prior to breakfast at the Boat House as a cross country run was starting from the Marina at 9:00 and it was rather busy!! After our bacon baguettes we got changed and were going down river by 9:30 looking forward to at last getting into the sea.  A small hard boat was tied up to the Mulberry buoy but we tied up to them with another rib so no problem with drifting about.  Alan, Alex & George went in first and once they were back on board, Andrew & Jenny dropped in. Water was warmer than expected – 13-14 degrees – and viz was around 3m so not brilliant but good enough.  Although not as much marine life as we see later in the season there were a couple of large cuttle fish (almost impossible to see), some big wrasse and a long sea hare as well as lots of common star fish.  We then dropped onto the Waldrons for a quick drift dive.  Viz was not so good here, less than 2m and a good covering of silt on everything. However, a few dogfish, fan worms and small fish kept us occupied.  Back to the Marina where we left the boat on the pontoon for the group going out tomorrow.  

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