Completed 2021 Trips
7 day trip, 22-27 August, Northern Outliers. Completed, trip report here.
Trip on Orkney based liveaboard vessel, MV Clasina. To explore the small reefs and islands comprising the Northern Outliers which are due west of Orkney, they lie about 40 miles from the north coast of Scotland and are some of the remotest islands in the UK. We will dive Stack Skerry, Sula Sgeir, North Rona, Nun Rock as well as some sites on the north coast of the mainland and west coast of Orkney. The visibility is normally 20+m. An adventurous expedition for Sports Diver and above. Organiser - Jim
5 day trip, 1-5 August - Isle of Arran with Wreckspeditions Completed
Charter Wreckspeditions (Dunnoon) for the diving which is no deeper than 25metres, all scenic diving. Suitable for Ocean diver and up. Find own B&B or chalet type accommodation on Arran; Wreckspeditions can advise. Charter costs depends on how many divers but c. £50-63 per day each plus accommodation costs.
Diving 4 four days? Organiser - Kathleen, the trip report is here.
Long Weekend, 16-20 July, Loch Fyne Completed
I propose to organise one or more trips to Loch Fyne (according to demand) of four nights duration, minimum 4, maximum 5 divers. The trip(s) could be extended weekend(s) or Monday-Friday. The first and last days are for travelling there / back. Potentially, those with sufficient stamina could drive home after the third day of diving. I will send a more detailed proposal by email and those interested can get back to me. Organiser – David
Long Weekend, 2-4 July, Eyemouth, possibly September (possibly to coincide with nudibranch festival) Completed
Divestay/Eyemouth: four of us planned a two day trip in May 2020 which didn’t happen for obvious reasons. We are hoping to revive it in 2021 and it maybe we can expand the trip so other members can come with us. See http://www.divestay.co.uk/ Organiser – David
Weekend – 19/20 June, Summer Solstice Moray Coast. Completed
Weekend to celebrate the long days near the summer solstice with diving, BBQ, camping/glamping etc. The plan is to have a couple of nights camping/caravanning in the Cullen/Portsoy/Portnockie area with boat diving and shore diving on the Saturday/Sunday but we can be flexible for those that can only dive on one of the two days. The visibility and sea life can be lovely here in mid-summer and we intend to do reef/cliff (Capel Rock, 16-18m) and possibly wreck dives (SS Moray in 25m) from club inflatable and Jim’s RIB. Suitable for all levels of divers. Cost around £50. Organiser – Jim.
Weekend, 4-5 June, Firth of Forth Completed
I would like to explore the possibility of one or more day outings in 2021 to explore the dive sites of the Firth of Forth. A day’s diving could be done on the day after some of us are going to the Queensferry aquarium shark dive. A stand-alone day trip would mean getting away early – eg 6 am to be on the water by 10am – but it could be done. Much depends on the tides and weather. I am especially keen to dive HMS Campania and Blae Rock. I have a book of 100 dives from the Firth of Forth down to Eyemouth, so there is much more to explore south of the Firth of Forth for subsequent trips. Organiser – David
Long weekend - 30 April – 3 May, Oban training weekend. Completed
This trip will be three days diving over the bank holiday based in Tralee Bay chalet/caravan site. We will be taking the club inflatable and Jim’s RIB. Our intent is to conduct certification dives for Sport Diver/Dive Leader and do revision and theory tests for those that are ready. Dives will include shore dives, boat dives, dives on the famous Breda shipwreck and also two drift dives. Costs around £100-200, deposit £25 for those using the club accommodation. Organiser – Jim.