Our last weekend trip of the season allows us to experience
St Abbs Marine Reserve with some of the warmest water temperatures of the year.
We will be diving around the reserve from Wavedancer which has a heated cabin
and a flying bridge to experience depending on your preference. Accommodation
will be two nights B&B at the Home Arms in Eyemouth.
We’re creatures of habit in Robin Hood Hood Dive Club and true
to form the weekend’s fun and frolics started with a few welcome beers in Oblo
with Steve, Keith and Amanda leading the way as the first to arrive, soon to be followed by Bev, Andy, Jay, Sue, ‘Birthday
Boy’ Nigel and eventually Tom. Ian decided to spend the evening in his room to finish charging his torches but the rest of us decided that with a
very civilised ropes off time of 10.45am the next day – It’ll be reet!
Next morning Tim and Liz made a very early start at 5am to
arrive just in time for breakfast, leaving a very disgruntled Merlin in the
van. Whilst the day dawned bright and sunny the wind had whipped up a bit of a
swell but our intrepid skipper Gary was not to be deterred and we headed out on
Wavedancer with only one fully working engine and a slightly bent prop – It’ll be reet!
After a leisurely sail past St Abbs Head we arrived at our dive
site, Anemone Gullies, for what turned out to be the first of four cracking
dives over the weekend. With 15+ meters of viz and abundant life, including wolf
fish, octopus, shoals of Pollock & Herring, wrasse, lots and lots of
lobster and a 1.5 meter long Anglerfish (Tim/Liz – you do know things look
bigger under water?) everyone agreed that UK diving does not get better than
After the second dive of the day at West Hurker we headed back
to Eyemouth and despite a VERY lumpy steam, during which the skipper was heard
to say “better have a Haribo before we die”, the boat was full of very happy
smiling divers – It’ll be reet!
A couple of deco beers, showers and a meal at Oblo provided the
evening entertainment before everyone turned in for the night to be up bright
eyed and bushy tailed for a 9.30am ropes off.
Sunday kicked o_ with a superb dive at the much maligned Pettico
Wick followed by Skelly Hole and Anemone Gullies to compete another memorable diving
Thank you to our skipper Gary and his crew, Dougie “Aye”, Graeme
and James for looking after us on the boat and to Jade and Alex at the Home
Thanks to all for making this another cracking Robin Hood Dive