|Heading out to lift the pots before the mad rush starts|
Little bit of chop on the surface with a 2 knot Easterly but it wasn't a problem, apart from one young lad up from down South who was used to diving in quarries. He was greener than brussel sprout by the time we got back on the boat, poor bugger.
|Edible crab eating|
First port of call was Skellies, which was reliably awesome with the gullies proving a real treasure trove of scenic opportunities and marine life. Vis was average today with 6-9m, could have been better but seen it a lot worse. Big shoals of pollock crusing around with the obligatory wrasse on our heels like little puppy dogs and we had some nice big cod and flat fish which were a good find towards the end of the dive.
|Thou shall have a fishie, when the boat comes in....|
|Nope. Not coming out to play today|
No angler fish but we wererewarded with a semi-regular visit from an octupus who was more than happy just to sit there and have camera rigs pointed in its direction. Put a little vid of it below ( the intermittent white outs are from Elaines strobes). And I didn't turn my lighting on it as I didnt want to scare the little fella off.
|I'd like to be, under the sea, in an octopus's garden in the shade|
|"Where does this bit go again?"|
|Mr O'Callaghan (Pathfinder) modelling the wallpaper I used to have in my bog in the 70's|
|And the obligatory post dive celebratory octopus hug and dance|