Monday, 27 August 2012


Well everybody had a splashing time at the splash in this year. Strengthening winds made conditions exciting on the Saturday afternoon and Sunday was just about written off, until things calmed down a bit in the afternoon. Vis was fairly good at around 6 metres. Gordon Mackie was my buddy for the day and he was on fine form, in some seriously challenging conditions, in the Wuddy Swimthroughs. Many thanks to you Gordon for your help. We were out in Paul O'Callahan's boat pathfinder. For our second dive we planned for Anemone gullies, as photographers on the boat wanted to see some Wolf Fish. Unfortunately Paul's port Engine packed up and that plan went out the window. In freshening conditions we ended up just outside the harbour for a fairly tame dive made worse as i had on the wrong lens for the new site. Not what was needed on the splash in day. However, It was a great day out in good company. my shot of Gordon in the Wuddy Swim through earned 3rd place in the Wide Angle category.
Well done to Georgia and Lawson, Jim and Duxy the judges for the great show in the evening.
Here are my entries for the competition and as i left my dive gear at home on the Sunday I have also added in some images of topside st abbs. these give a flavour of just how bumpy it was.

Mike Clark

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Topside photography

Not diving this weekend,  so Went to take pictures of a motorbike race.
Click here to see more of my topside images on Flikcr TOPSIDE IMAGES

Sunday, 12 August 2012


Well after a few attempts, a return trip to the Isle of May in the firth of Forth was achieved on Friday 10 Aug. 2012.
The weather was superb and everybody had a great day out. The trip turned out to be so popular that Marine Quest had to take both boats. I really enjoyed myself and it was great to meet up with friends that i had not seen for a while and also to meet new ones too. My buddy for the day was Derek Borthwick, who was in fine posing form in the bulk of my photos.
Both boats had slightly different dive plans. Both dived the wreck of the Island MaGee and also had a Seal Dive to finish off. (SEALS ARE BEHIND YOU). The middle dive for one boat was on the scenic wreckage of the Island while our party dived the remains of the ss. Scotland.
The Isle of May is a spectacular place to visit in its own right but with super diving, great company and sunny calm weather this was an amazing trip for me.
Many thanks to Iain and Jim of Marine Quest and to Derek Borthwick (ace poser).
Here are a few of my images i hope you enjoy them.
Mike Clark