Trip Reports

Isle of Dreams… Isle of Man Trip Report 2019

Despite the club’s 60+ year history; and having dived from Shetland to the Scillies and St Kilda to Ireland, it perhaps surprising that we have never visited the Isle of Man. I’d been talking about trying to run a trip to the Isle of Man for some time (at least the last 2 years), but […]

By |August 11th, 2019|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Spectacular Plymouth

For the early May Bank holiday this year I thought it would be good to return to a familiar location but to try out a boat new to me and new to Reading BSAC.

We had chartered Abyss, we had 10 divers and we had a good weather forecast! With the usual accommodation booked at the […]

By |May 6th, 2019|Trip Reports|0 Comments

A long weekend of summer diving in Norway

After an easy drive to Gatwick and rendezvous on Sunday morning, nine of us were flying to Bergen for 4 days’ diving in the beautiful Norwegian fjords.

The transfer journey whet our appetites for the amazing scenery; it took us through some incredible roads and tunnels – and we just caught the “quick” ferry to the […]

By |August 14th, 2018|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Diving in Eyemouth (with Finley and friends)

The almost 400-mile journey to Eyemouth flew by as I was on my way to my second sea diving trip following Falmouth and I was eager to get back into the water again. The sun was shining for the bank holiday weekend and the wind was in our favour with good conditions for diving.
Eyemouth is […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Trip Reports|Comments Off on Diving in Eyemouth (with Finley and friends)

Diving in Cornwall

As we drove down to the Lizard through the usual bank holiday traffic, I reflected that it had been about 4 years since I had last done any Easter diving. I was looking forward to the variety of sites present, although I would miss the opportunity to dive out of Lamorna Cove since the sea […]

By |July 27th, 2017|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Best of British Diving – Plymouth 2016

The bank holiday weekend diving in Plymouth in my opinion represented the whole spectrum of everything that diving in the UK has to offer. As a start, a big thank you should go to Colin who managed and organised everything expertly and additional thanks should go to those towing the boats.

The Mount Batten Centre was […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Wrecks, reefs and a lollipop – a weekend of diving in Brighton

A group of us headed down to Brighton on Friday 12 August for a weekend of firsts: first time the club has used AirBnB for accommodation; first time diving with hard boat charter Defiance; first time finding ourselves 450 feet up in a futuristic glass viewing pod, enjoying bird’s eye views of Brighton and beyond.

AirBnB

Perhaps Emma […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Easter diving (or not) in Cornwall

Our cheerful group of Easter divers gathered in Cornwall on a bright sunny Friday. We stayed in the Sea Acres caravan park, in three comfortable caravans. John’s caravan was the epicentre of instructions, Colin’s had the wonderful benefit of the porridge-meistress Liz, and Neil’s kept a secret bottle of whiskey or two.

Unfortunately, British weather decided […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Dolphins and dancing lobsters – Plymouth October 2015

We had chartered Maid Maggie II for our weekend trip and I felt that we were quite lucky to have made it to the coast as there had been rather too much wind in the run up to the weekend. In the marina on Friday night I was asked for flat, calm water, great visibility, […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Sark 2015

On Friday 5th  June our two parties set off separately for Poole, where we boarded ferries for the first stage of our diving holiday to Sark. Seven of our party, with the Cormorant and the Tornado, on the Brittany Ferries ship “Barfleur” to Cherbourg and three of us on the Condor Ferries trimaran “Liberation” to […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Trip Reports|0 Comments