4 Jan Two night dives for alex at Finnart, Loch Long
6 Jan Two dives at Garrien. 9 degrees
13 Jan Two dives at The Bistro
15 Jan Night dive at The Caves, Loch Long for Alex
20 Jan Dives at Council Yard and Garrien.
22 Jan Night dive at Conger Alley, Loch Long for Alex
27 Jan Two dives at Kenmore. First along the point. Second onto the south wall.
3 Feb Two dives at Drishaig. Sport Diver training. Charlies eight hundredth dive with club.
10 Feb Two dives at Garrien South. Strong current on second dive.
17 Feb Two dives at The Bistro. 8 degrees.
24 Feb Dived Rubha Na Croiche, Loch Riddon and the Old Slip, Caladh Harbour.
Excellent headland wall dive although long. Old Slip rock steps then onto mud.
2 March Two dives at The Bistro. Master Diver training.
6 March Two evening dives for alex at Finnart, Loch Long.
8 March Club dives at Mealdarroch Point and SE Barmore Island from Malcolm Goodchild’s
MV Little Blue. Two good scenic dives. Trip report in ‘Forum’
16 March Two dives at Council Yard. Second dive onto small shallower Reef.
18 March Two night dives on Twin Piers, Loch Long for Alex
23 March Dives at Drishaig and Loch Shira. Master Diver Training. Big Lumpsucker at Loch Shira.
27 March Evening dive at St Catherines Reef. Sport Diver training.
31 March Two dives for Charlie on Puffin RIB: Rondo, Sound of Mull, and Heather Island in
Kerrera Sound. Excellent wreck dive.
1 April Two dives for Charlie on Puffin RIB: Shuna, Sound of Mull, and Ard Na Cuile headland
in Kerrera Sound. Excellent wreck dive going into coal filled hold and engine room.
3 April Evening dive at Bottle Bank. Sport Diver training. Watched porpoises in Loch Fyne
4 April Two night dives at Finnart, Loch Long for Alex
6 April Dives at The Bistro and Loch Shira. Scot SAC Training day at The Bistro.
8 April Evening dive at Knockderry, Loch Long for Alex
13 April Dogfish Dive, Furnace followed by dive at Loch Shira. Very bad visibility at Loch Shira
due to algal bloom.
19 April Two dive for Alex on Malcolm Goodchild’s MV Little Blue: Torpedo Reef and
Buck Island. Two good dives. Lots of scallops.
20 April Training dive at St Catherines Hotel Jetty doing Long Stride entry and Rescue Skills
with Danielle. Then onto Council Yard for second dive.
24 April Evening dive at Knockderry, Loch Long for Alex
27 April Two dives at Garrien.
29 April Two evening dives at Finnart, Loch Long for Alex
1 May Evening dive at St Catherines. Still only 8 degrees.
3 May 5 Bells Diving, Loch Carron for Alex and Alan R
to 4 May Fantastic weekend. Great diving but also a great place to visit.
Trip report on ‘Forum’
8 May Evening dive at Bottle Bank. Danielle’s last Sport Diver training dive.
11 May Dive at Council Yard then onto Loch Goilhead rockface as an exploratory dive.
17 May Two dive for Alex on Powerpole, and Trail Island, Wee Cumbrae on John Teevan’s
MV Flying Eagle.
15 May Dive at Achnatra, Loch Fyne.
18 May Two dives at Bottle Bank
18 May Exploratory dive North Buck Island, Loch Fyne for Alex
22 May Dive at Drishaig.
25 May Dive at Conger Alley, Loch Fyne.
1 June Two exploratory dives at Loch Caolisport. Shallow sandy, kelpy sites.
6 June Two evening dives at St Abbs for Alex on Cathedral Rock and Big Green Carr.
Excellent lead on both dive by Chris Reid. Took us straight to the arch at
5 June Evening dive at Garrien. Big congers.
12 June Two dives at Fan Belt Alley.
21 June Two dives on Malcolm Goodchild’s MV Little Blue. On The Garden, by the ferry jetty
at Portavadie then Ivy Wall Reef with lots of congers under big boulders.
22 June Two dives at The Bistro on Scot SAC Solstice Dive.
26 June Evening dive at Gortein point
28 June Evening dive at Rubha Loistge, Tarbert.
29 June Evening dive at Bottle Bank.
2 July Summmer holiday for Charlie diving with European Sea Sports,
to 11 July Marmaris, Turkey
10 July Dive at Lephinmore then Strachur War Memorial.
17 july Evening dives at Loch Shira then Drishaig.
20 July Dives at Fan Belt Alley in strong current and then at Bottle Bank.
27 July Two dives at Council Yard. First Open Water dive for Debbie.
31 July Two dives with Indigo Bay Dive Centre, Bazaruto Island
Mozambique for Alex
3 August Dives at Garrien and Twin Reef. 12 degrees. Lots of snagged fishing lines at Twin Reef
6 August Dive at Arden Bay, Loch Lomond for a mooring chain.
7 August Evening dive at Twin Reef. Dogfish attacked BDO.
10 August Dive at The Bistro then back diving Loch Shira. Lots of Fireworks anemones at
17 August Two dives at Garrien. Pollock and Cod. Lion’s Mane Jellyfish.
24 August Dives at Loch Shira then Drishaig. Excellent visibility at Drishaig.
28 Aug Evening dive at Drishaig. Joined by a couple of Vale BSAC divers.
31 Aug Two dives at Council Yard. Excellent visibility. Congers and Thornback Rays.
31 Aug Alex on week liveaboard on MV Sea Queen,
to 5 Sept Maldives. Full report in ‘Forum’.
4 Sept Evening dive at Council Yard for Charlie and Danielle. Thornback Rays.
7 Sept Dive at Bistro with lots of other Scot SAC and Aquatron trainees. Then dive at
Loch Shira. Better visibility in Loch Shira.
11 Sept Evening dive at Garrien for Charlie and Alex.
14 Sept Dive at Fan Belt Alley and then at Scallop City. Usual sea loch small life.
20 Sept Two dives for Alex at Garvellachs, Fith of Lorne: Eagles and Steps from Dave Ainsley’s
MV Porpoise II. Great day’s diving.
21 Sept Training dive at Council Yard for Debbie. Second dive at Scallop City
24 Sept Evening dive for Charlie, Alan & Alex at Scallop City. Good visibility until darkness fell.
28 Sept Two dives at Bistro following usual diveplan. As always, congers, wrasse and Pollock.
5 Oct Two training dives at Fan Belt Alley for Debbie then third dive on same site.
12 Oct Dive at Council Yard and then onto St Catherines. Lots of langoustine at Council Yard.
5 Oct Two dives for Alex on Wee Cumbrae: Trail Island and Maggies Rock from John
Teevan’s MV Flying Eagle. Great day’s diving.
22 Oct Night dive for Alex and Alan R at Portencross
26 Oct Dive at Bottle Bank in poor visibility. Second dive at Fan Belt Alley. Strong current
on surfacing to exit.
2 Nov Two night dives at Finnart, Loch Long for Alex and AlanR
9 Nov Club overseas trip on MV Orchid, North Red Sea. Full report in ‘Forum’
23 Nov One dive at Council Yard. Snowing. Choppy sea.
30 Nov Dive at Fan Belt Alley and then onto Scallop City. Usual sea loch small life.
30 Nov Two dives at Ardcastle Jetty and The Bistro on the second day of Alex’s Seasearch
Course. See full report in Forum. Really enjoyed this course.
7 Dec Dive at Garrien and then Scallop City.
14 Dec Two dives at Council Yard. First open water training dive for John. Gordon lost
camera on first dive. Camera not found. Tom slipped on way in and caused a
massive bruise - the size of half a melon - on his hip.
20 Dec Two shore dives in Loch Riddon: Rubha Na Croiche and Bagh Feornach for Alex and
Dave Tomlin. Took Dunoon ferry rather than drive down Cowal from Rest and be
Thankful. Excellent headland dive.
21 Dec Dive at Drishaig. Large shoal of cod and lots of egg bearing edible crabs.
28 Dec Training dive for John at St Catherines, then over top of Loch Fyne onto Loch Shira
for second dive. Last dive of the year.