Saturday, 9 August 2008

July Dives


Well with Bad weather and summer holidays, it's been a very quiet month for me on the diving front. I only managed 3 dives. I managed a thursday evening dive on Peter Gibsons boat "Selkie" out from St. Abbs. I was out with East Lothian Divers and had a great time. The vis and the life at anemone gardens was fantastic and i saw my first wolf fish of the year.

I was also out on North Star and had a couple of great dives. The first was a new site for me and the second was a favourite at fort point at Eyemouth. Thanks to Jim and Iain for another great day. (and most importantly Mrs Easingood re cakes shortbread etc.) saw some nice shrimps amongs other things.

My most exciting ventures this month were above water. I was taken down to Otter Watersports by TT. Diving proprietor Stevie Gibson who is a family friend of John Snr at Otter.

I had been the proud owner of an Otter NarviK drysuit for over 8 years and the suit was still in very good condition, but perishables like the zip, boots and seal were going to need replaced sooner rather than later. The main problem though is "and i cant say that the suit has shrunk" is that i dont fit the suit anymore, unfortunately down to me growing.
We headed off down to bradford early in the morning and i found a great Otter Brittanic telescopic which was just right for me.

John Snr was a real gentleman and the staff at Otter were a great laugh. It was certainly worth the long drive down to see them. John took me on a tour of the factory showing me how the suits were made. Thanks to John and all the team for a great day.

My other project for this month is a display of my images at the Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick on Scotlands East Coast. Ten of my images will be on display along side an exhibition entitled "under the sea". This is to inform the general public what wonders we have under Scotland's seas.