Dumbarton Sub-Aqua Club

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                                 Dumbarton SAC:  Dive diary for 2007

7 Jan          First dive of the year on Bottle Bank with lots of dogfish.

 

7 Jan         Cenote diving and a trip to Cozumel for Alex and Alan R in

to 12 Jan   Playa Riviera, Mexico diving with Barrackuda Scuba. See trip report on ‘Forum’

 

14 Jan        Dive on St Catherines Reef in pouring rain

 

21 Jan        Two dives at The Bistro with a very large conger eel.           

 

25 Jan        Two night dives at Twin Piers, Loch Long for Alex

 

28 Jan        Dive at Garrien. Scorpionfish eating small blenny.           

 

29 Jan        Two night dives at Finnart, Loch Long for Alex

 

4 Feb          Two training dives at Council Yard. Shared ascent and compass course for Gordon.

 

11 Feb         Two dives at Garrien.  Hundreds of Common Prawns on the second dive.

 

17 Feb        Alex invited on a trip with SUSAC diving Wee Cumbrae:  Trail Island and Powerpole, on MV Flying Eagle. 

 

18 Feb        Training dive at The Bistro.  Compass skills for Gordon.

 

19 Feb        Two dives at Rubha Loiste and Bay, Tarbert.  Lots of small life and scallops.

 

24 Feb        Dive on sandy flats at Charlies Choice, by Otter Ferry then second dive at Garrien

 

4 March      Training dive at the Bistro.  Compass skills for Scott

 

10 March    Two dives at St Abbs for Alex on West Hurker/ Skelly Hole and N Wuddy Rocks diving from MV Alikai.  Excellent diving.

 

11 March    Dive at Otter Ferry Pier.  Two big Thornback Rays.  Then onto dive Garrien.

 

18 March    Dive at the Bottle Bank.   Stormy.  Very choppy water.

 

25 March    Dive at Council Yard and then onto Bottle Bank

 

30 March    Holiday for Alex with 5 dives with Calipso Diving, Costa Teguise,

to 4 April    Lanzarote.  Good dive centre and diving.  Windy.

 

30 March    Two dives for Charlie on Puffin RIB: Thesis in Sound of Mull and South Heather Island in Kerrera Sound as weather closed in.

 

1 April        Training dive at Drishaig with Scott practicing Rescue skills.  Then across top of Loch Fyne to Cairndow.

 

5 April        Evening dive at Mrs Wilsons, St Catherines.  Sandy dive.

 

8 April        Two dives at Rubha Loiste and Bay, Tarbert  Usual stuff on seabed.

 

12 April      Evening dive at St Catherines Reef.

 

15 April      Two dives at Drishaig.  Only 2 went in for the second dive.

 

19 April      Evening dive at The Caves, Loch Long           

 

21 April      Two dives for Alex on MV Pegasus from Dunbar.  First dive on Island wreck, Isle of May then onto North Wall of Bass Rock.  Not too much left of the wreck but a great second dive.

 

19 April      Two dives at The Bistro.  Alan’s hundredth dive.

 

28 April      Alex dived Blae Rock, Firth of Forth on MC Diving RIB.

 

29 April      Two exploratory dives on Bute.  Kildevanan Cottages most got no depth.  Charlie and Iain managed 24m and came across a ‘training’ ‘mine for minesweeper training.  Clate Point/ Carmichael Farm better for depth. Tip Report in 'Forum'

 

3 May         Evening dive at Council Yard.

 

5 May         Alex dived the Sound of Mull wrecks, on MV Gemini Storm.

to 7 May.    Trip Report in ‘Forum’

 

11 May      Holiday for Charlie diving with European Sea Sports,

to 17 May   Marmaris, Turkey

 

24 May      Evening dive at Council Yard. Charlie’s computer gave him 77 mins of deco – needs new battery.

 

26 May      Blae Rock and Vows Reef , Firth of Forth on MC Diving RIB.  Poor viz on first dive and a lot of current.

 

27 May      Two dives at The Bistro.  Usual congers, wrasse and pollock.

 

31 May      Evening dive at Bottle Bank.  Master Diver training.

 

3 June       Two dives at Council Yard.

 

7 June       Evening dive at Drishaig

 

9 June       RIB dives at Kilbride Islands and Minard Bay Wall.  Launched at Minard.

 

10 June     Evening Dive at Council Yard. Master Diver training.

 

13 June     Evening dive on Trail Island, Wee Cumbrae from MV Flying Eagle

 

14 June     Alex dived Port Ann Island  and The Knowes on Malcolm Goodchild’s MV Little Blue

 

21 June     Evening dive at Strachur War Memorial.  Sandy.  Thornback Rays and dogfish.

 

24 June     Two dives at The Bistro at Scot SAC Summer Solstice.  Master Diver training.  Poor visibility in bay due to the number of divers.

 

28 June     Evening dive at Drishaig.  Master Diver training.

 

1 July        Dives at Bottle Bank and Council Yard.  Temp 12 degrees.

 

3 July        Evening dives for Alex  at Twin Piers,  and the Torpedo Station, Loch Long.  Shallow and dark under Torpedo Station.

 

5 July        Evening dive at  Twin Piers, Loch Long.

 

8 July        Dives at Lephinmore and Garrien.  Master Diver training.

 

12 July      RIB dives at Kilbride Islands and Minard Bay Wall.  Launched at Minard.

 

15 July      Two dives at Drishaig.  Large John Dory seen.  Only 2 went in for the second dive.  Charlie’s seven hundredth dive with the club.

 

19 July            Evening dive at St Catherines Reef

 

22 July            Two dives at The Bistro.  Compass course training for David.

 

26 July            Evening dive at St Catherines Reef

 

29 July            Two dives at Council Yard.

 

1 August            Dive at Inchmurrin Island, Loch Lomond for Charlie and Alan to fix bottom lines for waterski course.

 

2 August            Evening dive at St Catherines Reef

 

2 August            Two evening dives for Alex at Finnart, Loch Long           

 

5 August            Dive at Bottle Bank, St Catherines.

 

9 August             Two evening dives for Alex at 29 Steps, Loch Long

 

12 August            RIB dives at Kilbride Islands and Minard Bay Wall.  Launched at Minard.

 

16 August             Two evening dives for Alex at Finnart, Loch Long                       

 

16 August            Evening dive at Council Yard.  Lots of dogfish.

 

19 August             Two dives at Drishaig.  Big Lions Mane Jellyfish.

 

23 August            Evening dive at Creggans, Strachur.  Featureless steep muddy slope.

 

26 August            Two dives at Garrien.  Big lobster got away.

 

30 August            Evening dive at St Catherines Reef

 

30 August            Evening dive for Alex at Carrick Castle, Loch Goil.

 

2 Sept                  Two dives at The Bistro. 

 

9 Sept                  Two lovely wall dives at Lephinmore.

 

23 Sept                Two dives at The Bistro.  Iain’s computer failed on the first dive.

 

20 Sept                Alex on a week liveaboard diving ‘Fury and Friends’ in South

to 27 Sept            Red Sea on MV Tranquility.  Full trip report on ‘Forum’

 

27 Sept                Evening dive at The Caves, Loch Long.

 

30 Sept                Dives at Bottle Bank and Council Yard, St Catherines. Master Diver training doing kit removal.

 

4 Oct                    Evening dive at Drishaig.

 

6 Oct                    Two dives for Alex from Puffin MV Urchin: Thesis, Sound of Mull and Dubh Skeir, in Firth of Lorne.  Lovely wreck dive on Thesis.  Bright sunlight cutting through the open spars at the bow.  Second dive is a scallop dive. Trip report on 'Forum'.

 

7 Oct                    Dives at Lion Rock and onto the Catalina, Big Cumbrae.  Very little left of the plane.  Broken fusilage and an engine.

 

11 October           Night dive at Midletters, Strachur.

 

17 October           Holiday for Charlie diving with European Sea Sports,

to 26 Oct              Marmaris, Turkey

 

5 Nov                   Club overseas trip diving Reefs and Wrecks in North Red Sea

to 10 Nov             on MV Orchid.  Trip report in ‘Forum’

 

18 Nov                 Dives at Clashfarland Point Big Cumbrae for Alex and Alan R. Then onto Wishing  

                            Well and Lion Rock.  Alan R’s suit flooded so had to  go home early.

 

22 Nov                 Two evening dives for Alex at Finnart, Loch Long           

 

25 Nov                 Two dives at Midletters, Strachur.  Shallow, sandy, weedy site.

 

2 Dec                   Dive at The Bistro

 

9 Dec                   Two dives at Drishaig.  Lots of Fireworks Anemones and Langoustine holes below 25m.

 

16 Dec                 Dive at Lephinmore.

 

20 Dec                 Evening dive at The Caves, Loch Long.  Last before Xmas.  Cold during safety stop due to fresh water layer.

 

30 Dec                Last dives of year at Garrien.

 

 

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