In June Barry and Jeremy completed the Advanced Diver Diver Rescue Skills courses AO1 and AO2 at Stoney Cove under the tuition of Marg Baldwin. Skills included AS ascents from 20m, controlled buoyant lifts from 20m, tows and rescue management. Our thanks to the volunteers who allowed themselves to be towed while being given proper mouth to nose rescue breaths.
At the end of May Nekton with friends from Eltham and St Albans returned to Weymouth for another week of diving out of Portland Harbour.
We dived with DiveWeymouth, www.divingweymouth.com/mainpages/home.html on their dive boat ‘Skin Deeper’
The weather and viz improved during the week needing to do only one dive on the ‘bottle bank’, the dive of last resort.
We managed to dive on the gorgeous M2 a submarine that sank in 1927 as well as the Pomerianian and the St Dunstan. Drift dives included ‘Stannis Ledge’ and the amazing ‘Roman Road’
Our scheduled dive of the 11th was blown out with a gale roaring up the Channel.
Sunday the 18th the sun was out and the Channel very calm. Nekton and our colleagues from Eltham Sub Aqua Club joined us on the Sussex for a dive on Oceana.
While the sun was bright above the water the plankton was blooming under.
May 16th, a beautiful sunny day to take three of our trainees to practise their rescue skills. All three are working towards their BSAC Sports diver qualification.
Our Expeditions Officer goes diving out of Eastbourne.
You never know what you will see around our coast!