|St Abbs Panorama|
Well no underwater shots this week as I had two new divers to the marine reserve to look after and a very nice couple from the Wirral they were too. It started off persistently pissing it down but with no wind and good vis, you can't really complain now, can you? Paul O done sterling job on Pathfinder shuttling us around today and feeing us tea, although missed on on the choccie biccies after the first dive. Disappointing!
Jumped in at Skellies Hole and straight away on the swim out, bagged a free swimming Wolfie, which was a nice bonus for my divers who had never seen one before which was a nice surprise. Tide was on the ebb into slack so the current was pushing on a wee bit before we dropped into the gullies a found some nice nudis, butterfish and scorpionfish. We started heading over to West Hurker before I sent my divers up and continuing on for a mooch around.
|Bob, resident Mr Fixit, RNLI volunteer, ROV pilot and cigar smoker|
I wish I had my rig with me though as I came across one of the biggest female scorpionfish I had ever seen. She was a beaut. A nice mottled grey/white sitting at the base of the rock. Then to top it all, find the mother of all nudis sitting out in the open on the gravel. Easily 9-10 inches long with a girth of about 2 inches. Wish I had my rig.....
On the bright side, the rain stopped, the sun came out along with the triple chocolate chip cookies, which were greatly enjoyed by the girls as you can tell......
As soon as she can be bothered to get the pictures off her camera and send them, I'll add them to the post. She claims she's too busy washing her kit off, but we all know that Hamish does it for her.......
|Elaine does the traditional half time cookie dance|
|The writings on the wall. Just some of the many dive sites mapped on the entrance wall of Scoutscroft Dive Centre|