Farne Islands Day Trip, 14th April, £45

Welcome to our traditional ‘Robin Hood Dive Club Season Opener’. Your £45.00 buys you two dives aboard Glad Tidings VII around the reefs and wrecks of the Farne Islands, famous for diving with seals. Whilst the water may still be a wee bit chilly at that time of year, it’s warmer topside and of course there is William’s famous ‘tecoffy’ which is a mixture of tea and coffee (it all tastes the same).

Some may travel up on the Friday night in which case you’ll need to book some accommodation and we’ll meet up for a couple of beers and a pizza or curry.

Trip Secretary is Ruth Hair (07786 752749) or email her at roothy@yahoo.com and please don’t forget that all attendees MUST be paid up club members and have submitted completed medical and renewal forms which can be downloaded from this website.

Trip opens: 18th January

Eyemouth Weekend, 12th & 13th May, £130

This is our first full weekend trip of the year and, based on previous trips to Eyemouth, it should be a good one.

Gary and Zoe at DiveStay in Eyemouth  will be providing us with two days of hardboat diving from Wavedancer and two nights award winning B&B accommodation at the Home Arms.

We will be diving around the St Abbs marine reserve with potential options up to Fast Castle or the Glanmire wreck if the tides and conditions work.

Gary can provide air and nitrox fills if required.

The cost for accommodation and diving is £130 for two dives per day.

Trip Secretary: Amanda Taylor amanda@diveclub.co.uk or 07802 659149

Trip opens: 8th February

Price: £130

Plymouth Long Weekend, 26th – 28th May, £240

This trip is over the bank holiday weekend at the end of May and will consist of three days diving with Aquanauts on their dive boat Outcast. Accommodation for three nights also is included at the Premier Inn Sutton Harbour which is two minutes away from Queen Anne’s Battery where the boat leaves from.

There are several options for breakfast and evening meals plus pubs at the nearby quayside area of Plymouth.

Depending on weather and conditions we will be looking to visit dive sites such as the James Eagan Layne, HMS Scylla, Maine, Oregon, Hands Deep and Eddystone Lighthouse. Air and nitrox fills will be available at the Aquanauts shop.

This is the first time that the club has been back to Plymouth for some time and we expect this to be a great weekend for diving and for socialising.

Trip Sec: Keith Johnson keith@diveclub.co.uk or 07973 866115

Trip opens: 22nd February (Secured with an initial deposit of £120)

Price: £240

Criccieth Shore Diving Weekend, 23rd & 24th June

We’re pleased to bring back the popular weekend of camping and shore diving which is open to all members and their families. Black Rock Sands campsite will be our home for the weekend and we’ve been asked to give an indication of how many pitches we want before they allocate us our own area.

Camping pitches are £10 p.p. per night or £25 for 2 adults and 2 children with electric hook up. We can also accommodate campervans and caravans and we’ll be booking a fire pit. Barbeques and liquid refreshment will be compulsory.

Shore diving at Criccieth will be suitable for all. We have neap tides in our favour and will be diving as near to high tide as we can. It’ll be a great weekend and a chance to do something different without breaking the bank.

Could all interested parties please let me (Tim) know. Nigel Troth (07920 582566) is your Trip Sec for this one.

Tim Saville 07860 616792 or tim@robinhooddiveclub.com

Farnes Weekend, 8th & 9th September, £130

The weekend Farnes trip includes two days diving from William Shiel’s hard boat, lift, ‘toilet’ and tea-coffee provided. We stay in Springhill Farm’s wonderful lookout bunk house. These modern rooms have ensuite bathrooms and offer warm, comfy accommodation. We often bbq with a backdrop of the stunning sea view if the weather allows. The diving is mostly in the recreational range of 15-20m and we will pick scenic dives with good likelihood of seal interaction. Lobbies, ling and the usual suspects guaranteed. More to follow when the trip opens.


Trip Sec: Liz Saville – 07710 432929

Cost: £130.00

Trip Opens: 7th June