Early July saw Cobra heading out for dives on two great wrecks within easy reach of the marina. Fantastic visibility and lots of crabs and fish, including everything from a huge conger eel to a tiny tompot blenny.
Thanks to Rob for organising the annual club barbecue at the end of June, when for once the sun was shining and no gazebos were required!
The mid-summer sun was shining, the water was flat and seven of us were off to sea on Cobra, out from her summer mooring in Portsmouth. Demonstration of fine teamwork when the broken fuel line needed a quick remedy – a hose protector is a handy bit of kit for more than just a demand valve!
It was back to Porthkerris in Cornwall for four members in June – wonderful diving among jewel anemones, despite some breezy conditions.
Great day out on flat calm seas and lovely diving on this shallow and sheltered wreck, ideal for several members getting back into the water after a bit of a gap. The Camswan was a 100m long British steamer who went down on her maiden voyage in 1917 following a collision with another ship off the Isle of Wight.
Two groups of members tried their hand at flying a spitfire at the Spitfire simulator experience in Sussex – amazing to be immersed in the cockpit of this iconic plane! Thanks to Rob for organising a very different activity!
Cobra is back in the marina for the summer and took a party over to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. Now looking forward to plenty of great dives during 2018.
Good navigation practice for Rob, and a great day had by all over at Swanage Pier. Thanks to Francis for organising.
Good to be in the water early in the year, even if it’s only checking out gear and skills in the pool.
Members enjoyed a day out test-running Cobra before she goes for her 2018 summer stay in the marina.