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.