Diving Glencoe 29 Oct 2014

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Diving Glencoe 29 Oct 2014

Paul organised this club/camping/ diving weekend with a little help from Martin!

Plan was to take boat and launch it from the slip on campsite, unfortunately, despite our best attempts to get boat trailer serviceable for trip we failed!

Arrived at Invercoe campsite and pitched our tent then helped Martin to pitch his! Hungry after a long day opted for the nearest food haunt, the Glencoe Gathering, washing down a nice meal with a couple of pints while two chaps entertained us on guitar and keyboard! Willie Peat intermittently text his journey progress!

We arrived back at camp as he got there!

Helped get him pitched, quick wee drink and to bed ready for diving in the morning. Andrew Gibson and Claire Howard, from HMS Neptune joined us.

First dive was new to us down near Glencoe hotel, Carnoch bay. We did the wall but there is also a reef which is better found by boat! The guys kitted, buddied up and went in as did Claire and I. Viz was awful, site very silty and shallow until we got round to other side! We progressed down to 32 metres and turned! Best part was on return around 20 up to 15mts. It was much clearer, seen some nice anemones and some fishes!! Return to shore guys were full of their dive exploits. Paul had spotted some nice big fish, no pics tho!

Claire’s new suit flooded but undeterred headed with us to the Slates after a bite to eat! Same buddy pair, guys opting to cross bay to the wee wrecks while we did the usual one. Claire leading this time. Was a good dive viz around 3mts! Good usual life on it some shoals of small fish! After de kitting and debrief back to “Gathering” for a well earned pint! Waving off Claire and Andrew we headed back to camp soon to be joined by Bill Spence! After getting him pitched and we all got showered and glad rags headed to Clachaig Inn! It was stowed, we finally managed to get seated on our way out, thankfully as we were all starved! Back to the Gathering. Paul and Martin took the car back to camp and joined us! Earlyish start so we did not stay long!

Refreshed next morning we planned to dive the Manse. Anne Peck unfortunately developed tooth ache and wasn’t joining us!

I took Bill and Will onto the wall! While Martin and Paul went off on another exploratory dive just along from the wall! Turned out to be rather exciting but tiring as they were being taken along with a current which they had to fight on the way back! They were both full of stories and are keen to give it a try another time. Advised only fit competent divers to do this one!

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