Sunday, 23 June 2013

St. Abbs First visit of the season.

I Know... The end of June for a first trip of the season to St. Abbs. Its true a combination of poor weather leading to a general lethargy towards diving. 
That's all sorted now though after 2 great shore dives. Firstly to my favourite site Cathedral Rock. My general route out to the arches was unfamiliar to me as the winter and spring storms had moved large boulders around and deposited large amounts of sand. I eventually found the arches and it was great to be back. Marine life still appears to be behind schedule but there were the usual Ballan Wrasse and a beautiful Devonshire Cup Coral. But by far the best dive of the day was at Great Green Carr. The tide was low but the vis was just as good at around 7m. I would say there is more general life here just now and at the sandy patch behind the rock i found an Atlantic Bob Tailed Squid. Its been a long time since i have seen one and even longer since i have had the right lens on the camera to do the creature justice. I had a superb day out and i hope you like my pictures.
Mike Clark

Friday, 14 June 2013


Here are a couple more images from a memorable dive on U12. These feature Jim Scobie on the wreck and a sunlight shot line that was very busy.
Mike Clark

Monday, 3 June 2013

U12 Revisited - Forth Wreck Diving at its Best.

The East coast of Scotland has finally started to settle down and the Diving Season is now well underway. I was out With Iain Easingwood on Marine Quest Dive Boat Jacob George. On board were a great mix of divers from all over the UK. I think its safe to say that we all had a superb day out in the fantastic weather. "About Time Too!!!!"
The U 12 Provided a superb dive. Surrounded in Whiting and home to Conger, Wolf fish and Monster Lobsters-the wreck was at her best, Intact and much as i remember her. Vis was around 15 metres with a plankton bloom at depth. here are a few of my images of the day. 
your feedback is appreciated.

Mike Clark

May 2013 Start Dive Gnome Garden

Well has summer really arrived? after a zero vis splash a month back, conditions were far better when i dropped in with my friend Gordon Mackie, to photograph and in the end help lug a bag of gnomes about. Topside weather was fantastic and underwater conditions were very good. No torches needed at 30 metres. It was a great fun day to start the season and to top it all i encountered some great marine life. 
Thanks to Jim Anderson for helping me identify the flying nudibranch as a Highland Dancer.