FROM THE LOGBOOK
Pembroke Dive Trip May 26/27/28th 2001
After the usual mad dash down and quick pint or two on Friday
Eleven divers were ready and willing to go on Saturday morning.
Pembroke Dive charters were looking after us and we had an unusual
rib more designed for bird watching than diving but the seats made
the ride that bit smoother as it was a bit lumpy 3-4 on the trip
Our skipper was unfortunately Alan, who despite being a likeable
bloke couldn't read things such as GPS or a compass! And as there
was very limited visibility due to the fog we lost all the other
boats and steamed around in circles for a good hour or so until
ending up near Skomer for our first dive.
Dive 1 a scenic wall dive at between 10 -30m, plenty of life
but lots of plankton bloom making the viz. a little cloudy but an
enjoyable first dip.
Packed lunches were eaten whilst moored up along 2 other ribs
in a calm bay.
The second dive of the day was the wreck of the Angelica along
side the cliffs, dived at 10m with a swell and on the turn of the
tide we had a good spread of SMBs and depths down to 28m some found
all the wreck as it was well scattered others were not so lucky!
The day was finished of with a group meal at a local hotel.
Day 2 saw even worse sea conditions but after a long trawl we
arrived on the Lucy. Everyone had a good look round despite very
poor light and viz.
A great wreck that still looks something like a ship. Back to
port for lunch and a somewhat smaller group did an afternoon dive
on the Behar. Lots of plate to see at depths to 15m and another
day finished off in the pub.
Day 3 was a complete blow out finished there and then.
Many thanks to John Lester for his superb organisation all weekend
shame he couldn't fix the weather.