Well it wouldn't be the holidays without getting some diving in so we headed out West on New Years Eve and get wet. Elaine decided she wanted me to certify her on the Self Reliant Diver course, so who was I to refuse such a request? I borrowed a small compact camera for the day just to get some shots after all the teaching had been done, otherwise it would have been a boring post with no pictures!
|A lovely day for a dive. Just not at the surface|
Conditions under the water were actually quite pleasant compared to this time last year, 6 degrees in the shallows and 8 degrees at depth with a vis of around 8 metres and good light penetration from the surface.
|Focussed and intent|
|Elaine demonstrates her resilience to Scottish Winter waters|
We surfaced just as the current was picking up which made getting back in to shore entertaining, but it was a happy pair of divers that got back to dry (or in this case soaking wet) land.
|Mission successful, one fully qualified self reliant diver!|
Well done Elaine. Same time next week with sunshine this time?