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dives : 60 | dive time : 36:00:50 | longest : 01:03:30 | deepest : 36.3m

2015-07-12 16:39:45

Dive Number: 60 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 13 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 36:00:50
Dive site: Scotland, Eyemouth, SS President, (55°52'54"N 2°4'26"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:50:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 16.3 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☑
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 19°C, Water : 12°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 222bar, End : 66bar, O2 : 33%
Weight: 18kg integrated
Buddy: Mark Davis
Computer: Suunto Vyper Air
Notes: Apparently we were dropped onto a wreck. I saw a few bits of metal, but it was mainly large rocks / reefs on the bottom. The water was full of debris - small bits of seaweed and general crud, most likely due to the recent rain. Not a great deal to see - urchins and soft corals being the main sights. A few small starfish and a crab or two. We did manage to find an area without as much debris, but there wasn't much life to be found either as it was a sandy bottom. On the way up though we ran into several rather large jellyfish!
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2015-07-12 16:39:45

2015-07-12 14:40:15

Dive Number: 59
Dive time to date: 35:10:50
Dive site: England, Berwick, SS Shadwan, (55°45'4"N 1°50'9"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:46:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 18.9 with 3m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☑
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 23°C, Water : 11°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 228bar, End : 100bar, O2 : 33%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Buddy: Mark Davis
Computer: Suunto Vyper Air
Notes: My first dive with Marine Quest from Eyemouth and indeed my first dive in England. The wreck is very spread out - nothing recognisable as a ship though - did find lots of bits of metal which I'm sure used to be rivited together! Loads of urchins and soft corals, with a few large fish (or the same fish observed many times). Found a shoal of teeny tiny fish and a couple of crabs too.
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2015-07-12 14:40:15

2015-05-17 12:45:04

Dive Number: 58 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 54 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 34:24:50
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:46:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 20.7 with 8m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 12°C, Water : 9°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 194bar, End : 59bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Buddy: Sarah Gregory
Computer: Suunto Vyper Air
Notes: Did the 2 shallow (and horizontal) a-frames. Discovered that my new 12litre cylinder is a bit more bouyant than my 15litre, so an extra kilogram next time. Found another huge crab and lots of tube worms.
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2015-05-17 12:45:04

2015-05-17 10:05:18

Dive Number: 57
Dive time to date: 33:38:50
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:45:20 dive time to a maximum depth of 18.8 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water
Temperature: Air : 11°C, Water : 9°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 162bar, End : 67bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Buddy: Sarah Gregory
Computer: Suunto Vyper Air
Notes: Dropped onto 1st a-frame and turned left. Lots of the usual things to see - huge crabs, hermit crabs, etc. However, found a large lobster being eaten by 50 starfish! Also quite a large sea slug.
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2015-05-17 10:05:18

2014-08-10 12:50:00

Dive Number: 56 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 7 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 32:53:30
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:35:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 25.3 with 8m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water
Temperature: Air : 17°C, Water : 12°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 230bar, End : 110bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Buddy: Hugh Wells
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Approximately the same dive route as the first one, but we didn't get along to the third horizontal a-frame. Highlight was a Moray Eel which swam underneath me before going into a hole.
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2014-08-10 12:50:00

2014-08-10 10:11:00

Dive Number: 55
Dive time to date: 32:18:30
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:32:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 25.3 with 8m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water
Temperature: Air : 16°C, Water : 12°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 230bar, End : 125bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Buddy: Claire Riley
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Back to using some rented gear as my regs and cylinder haven't been serviced for a few years. Also had a shot of Shug's Force Fins - really want a pair! Managed okay with buoyancy considering the 3 year gap, but a wee bit up and down on the safety stop. Lots of wee fish, crabs, scallops, star fish urchins and soft corals. Even found a sponge that looked like a pumpkin.
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2014-08-10 10:11:00

2011-10-15 13:00:00

Dive Number: 54 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 43 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 31:46:30
Dive site: Scotland, Dunbar, The Cages, (56°0'18"N 2°30'18"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:47:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 9.1 with 3m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 16°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 130bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Buddy: Hugh Wells
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Dropped into a kelp forest and explored. Lots of tiny hermit crabs and quite a few star fish. No golf balls this time though!
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2011-10-15 13:00:00

2011-10-15 10:38:00

Dive Number: 53
Dive time to date: 30:59:30
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, North Face, (56°4'43"N 2°38'32"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:39:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 22.9 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 16°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 90bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Buddy: Hugh Wells
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Nice relaxing dive, half drifting along a wall at times. Biggest lobster I've ever seen as well as the usual crabs, urchins, anenomes, soft coral and quite a few small wrasse.
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2011-10-15 10:38:00

2011-07-17 13:40:00

Dive Number: 52 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 18 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 30:20:30
Dive site: Scotland, Torness, Spanish Bowl, (55°59'46"N 2°24'23"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:43:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 18 with 6m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 18°C, Water : 14°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 100bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Buddy: Hugh Wells
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Evidently this dive site looks like a big ice cream scoop has been taken out of the bottom, but I think we just swam around it. Quite a few schools of fish, dead men's fingers and the normal crustaceans seen.
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2011-07-17 13:40:00

2011-07-17 10:47:00

Dive Number: 51
Dive time to date: 29:37:00
Dive site: Scotland, St. Abbs Head, North Most Point, (55°55'10"N 2°8'8"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:35:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 16.5 with 8m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 17°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 90bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Buddy: Hugh Wells
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First dive with Shug and I even tried his fancy ForceFins - which were really very nice indeed! Hardly any effort required to propel myself! A lot of jellies, wrasse, star fish, dead men's fingers, anemones, urchins, crabs and lobsters. Even saw a huge Cod! Had a moment when I shot to the surface - had air trapped somewhere, but just couldn't get rid of it. Got back down for another swim around though!
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2011-07-17 10:47:00

2011-05-22 12:33:00

Dive Number: 50 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 54 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 29:02:00
Dive site: Scotland, Dunbar, Finger Gullies, (56°0'37"N 2°31'57"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:45:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 11.9 with 6m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 16°C, Water : 10°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 85bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Buddy: Paul Little
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Loads (and I mean hundreds) of tiny hermit crabs all over the place! Saw a lot of egg sacks for some creature - will try to find out what. Ended having a nice swim what looked like through rock faces, but it turned out to be a dead end. I popped up (think I need an extra kilo) and we had a bit of a swim back out to find the boat... this wasn't actually the plan!
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2011-05-22 12:33:00

2011-05-22 10:23:00

Dive Number: 49
Dive time to date: 28:17:00
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, North Face, (56°4'43"N 2°38'32"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:16:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 29.3 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 15°C, Water : 10°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 140bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Buddy: Paul Little
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: My first dive of 2011, my first dive with Paul Little, my first dive log book completed! A nice dive down to a big wall of dead men's fingers. A few big lobsters and crabs seen. Lots of tiny star fish. Paul, evidentally didn't have enough weight as he had to pick up a rock. When his grip gave out he grabbed onto me and I dumped all of the air that I could, but we still shot to the surface. Short but sweet.
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2011-05-22 10:23:00

2010-11-01 11:57:00

Dive Number: 48 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 59 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 28:01:00
Dive site: Scotland, Sound of Mull, Fishnish Bay, (56°30'48"N 5°49'58"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:27:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 14 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves
Temperature: Air : 13°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 190bar, End : 110bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Buddy: Amy Park
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: This was the scallop dive at the end of the weekend. Amy and myself found exactly hee haw scallops though! However, a good time to practise buoyancy control - in fact a perfect descent with a final wee blast into my dry suit leaving me hovering about half a metre off the bottom (Mission Impossible style). Shame I didn't catch dinner though!
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2010-11-01 11:57:00

2010-11-01 09:30:00

Dive Number: 47
Dive time to date: 27:34:00
Dive site: Scotland, Sound of Mull, SS Shuna, (56°33'26"N 5°54'52"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:28:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 27.4 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☑
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves
Temperature: Air : 13°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 70bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Instructor: Brian Anderson
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Fourth and final dive of wreck speciality. Down the shot line and tied on close by - difficult to find a loop for the reel. Headed S.E. towards the bow tieing the line where I could. Past a hold and a couple of windows which were a bit tight. Found another hold and indicated to Brian that I was going in. Into the hold (overhead environment) and had a wee look around, tieing off where I could. Saw Brian and realised that he'd stayed outside due to the silt. Rules of thirds followed and turned at 140 bar and reeled in. Excellent!!!
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2010-11-01 09:30:00

2010-10-31 14:12:00

Dive Number: 46 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 51 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 27:06:00
Dive site: Scotland, Sound of Mull, SS Rondo, (56°32'18"N 5°54'45"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:13:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 25.6 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☑
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves
Temperature: Air : 13°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 140bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Buddy: Jane Scott
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Not a good dive and felt a bit bad for making Jane's dive short. Basically I couldn't clear my ears - never happened before so was a bit freaked by it; so much so that I forgot to close my suit's dump valve which no doubt made it worse - it was certainly hard work on the way back up until I realised. So that's the reason for excess air consumption on a 13 minute dive!
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2010-10-31 14:12:00

2010-10-31 10:52:00

Dive Number: 45
Dive time to date: 26:52:30
Dive site: Scotland, Sound of Mull, SS Hispania, (56°33'55"N 5°59'13"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:29:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 26.8 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☑
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 14°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 80bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Buddy: Jane Scott
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Same boat as Friday, but didn't recognise it as we went a different way around and saw the "blunt bit." A nice exploration with Jane. Not too much life swimming around, but the metal was totally covered with corals and tubey things. Didn't find the shot on the way back, so went up on a blobby as a foursome with Colin and Keith.
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2010-10-31 10:52:00

2010-10-30 13:29:00

Dive Number: 44 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 49 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 26:23:30
Dive site: Scotland, Sound of Mull, SS Rondo, (56°32'18"N 5°54'45"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:29:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 27.4 with 6m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☑
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves
Temperature: Air : 13°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 90bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Instructor: Brian Anderson
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Third dive of wreck speciality. A lovely dive on a wreck that's claimed several lives. Dropped down the shot line onto the stern and had a swim around it. Wreck covered with corals, anemones, urchins etc. Lots of fish swimming around. Had a couple of swim-throughs: one through the deck plate and the other in between the hull and the rock. Both were overhead environments. Good fun looking in all of the nooks and crannies.
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2010-10-30 13:29:00

2010-10-30 09:50:00

Dive Number: 43
Dive time to date: 25:54:30
Dive site: Scotland, Sound of Mull, Auliston Wall, (56°39'6"N 6°0'17"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:50:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 26.8 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves
Temperature: Air : 12°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 50bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Instructor: Brian Anderson
Buddy: Matt Ward
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: A nice wall dive to start the day off on a site that's apparently not dived too often. Lots of soft coral, tubey things, urchins, anemones, hermit crabs and the biggest star fish I've ever seen. Hopefully the photo came out. Matt was doing some skills for his Tec40 course. I participated in a 10 minute, 10 metre simulated decompression too (although was looking around a bit hence not having a flat profile).
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2010-10-30 09:50:00

2010-10-29 15:35:00

Dive Number: 42 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 39 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 25:04:30
Dive site: Scotland, Sound of Mull, SS Hispania, (56°33'55"N 5°59'13"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:33:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 25.9 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☑
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 13°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 200bar, End : 60bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Instructor: Brian Anderson
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Second dive of wreck speciality. Much nicer dive. Took out the 1kg that I'd previously added. Tied off a line and used Snoopy Loops to fix in position. Had a wrasse being very friendly. Played with my pony while Matt was doing stuff for his Tec40 course. Hose got stuck, but managed to free it. Lost Matt on the way up due to current, so finished the dive on my own - Brian attempted to retrieve him but they just ended up drifting a fair bit.
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2010-10-29 15:35:00

2010-10-29 12:24:00

Dive Number: 41
Dive time to date: 24:31:00
Dive site: Scotland, Sound of Mull, SS Shuna, (56°33'26"N 5°54'52"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:31:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 32.3 with 2m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☑
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 14°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 230bar, End : 45bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 17kg integrated
Instructor: Brian Anderson
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First dive of wreck speciality. Extra weight to counter-balance the pony. A bit of a "moment" on the way down as two divers passed me on the shot line heading up as the end that I thought was up suddenly wasn't! I was trying to hold position as Matt had trouble with his ears. Eventually Brian found me on the wreck (I was about to fire my SMB to find him). We did a wee tour of the wreck. Lots of big wrasse to see. Brian got me to draw what I saw and the route taken. Got it partially right!
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2010-10-29 12:24:00

2010-10-08 18:56:00

Dive Number: 40
Dive time to date: 23:59:30
Dive site: Scotland, Dunbar, Finger Gullies, (56°0'37"N 2°31'57"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:20:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 9.8 with 2m visibilty
Night ☑ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves, current and surge
Temperature: Air : 14°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 150bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Buddy: Colin Hart
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Doesn't time fly! Was shocked to realise that this was actually going to be a night dive! Quite rough waters with a bit of swell. Under water I saw a lobster, a few wee crabs, lots of kelp and a few urchins. However, all of the constant movement to and fro combined with a narrow field of view from the torch messed with my senses and I had to end the dive early by blowing chunks on the surface - and then again on the boat :-(
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2010-10-08 18:56:00

2010-08-27 18:42:00

Dive Number: 39
Dive time to date: 23:39:30
Dive site: Scotland, Dunbar, The Yetts, (56°0'30"N 2°30'43"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:38:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 13.4 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 17°C, Water : 14°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 130bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Buddy: Alan and Will
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: A bit disappointed not to dive the Bass Rock (lack of light), but this The Yetts proved to be interesting. Basically a big rock formation with lots of gullies to explore. Saw dead men's fingers, lobsters, crabs, hermit crabs and little silver fish.
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2010-08-27 18:42:00

2010-07-30 19:53:00

Dive Number: 38
Dive time to date: 23:01:30
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, North Face, (56°4'43"N 2°38'32"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:47:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 30.8 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 18°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 230bar, End : 65bar, O2 : 25%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Buddy: Willie
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Another excellent dive off the Bass Rock. Dropped in at the west end and surfaced on the east after a bit of a drift along the North face. Entire walls covered with dead men's fingers as far as the eye could see! Lots of urchins and starfish - even a sunstar! Lobsters a plenty and a few edible crabs along with velvet swimming crabs. Saw a few doughnut looking things that I can't identify - some with red markings. Also saw a few little fish.
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2010-07-30 19:53:00

2010-06-18 19:31:39

Dive Number: 37
Dive time to date: 22:14:00
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, West Face, (56°4'35"N 2°38'38"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:29:06 dive time to a maximum depth of 15.2 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 12°C, Water : 12°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 130bar, O2 : 28%
Weight: 16kg integrated
Buddy: Billy
Computer: None
Notes: First time diving with Billy and Joanne. Had to do a three as the other three on the boat were doing a deep adventure dive (or instucting it). Anyway, a most excellent dive. No torch needed, even at 15 metres! Loads of life in the water: soft coral; urchins; crabs (common and hermit); lobster; wrasse; a small school of big fish of unknown origin; starfish. Had to end the dive short when one of our three shot to the surface - hopefully he'll have a little more weight on next time. Also a shame that I left my Gekko in the car - luckily I was able to borrow a Vyper from someone on the boat who wasn't diving.
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2010-06-18 19:31:39

2010-04-16 17:40:00

Dive Number: 36
Dive time to date: 21:44:54
Dive site: Scotland, Dunbar, The Yetts, (56°0'30"N 2°30'43"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:43:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 12.2 with 2m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 14°C, Water : 7°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 240bar, End : 110bar, O2 : 35%
Weight: 16kg belt
Buddy: Matt Ward
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First dive of the new year and same for my buddy Matt. A nice shallow one to get everyone tuned in. We just let ourselves drift with the current. Not too much to see - lots of urchins, a handfull of starfish, and LSF. Even a lobster big enough to eat and a hermit crab. Also found a painted goby trying to seek shelter from my light beside a clam.
Dive Profile:
2010-04-16 17:40:00

2009-11-22 12:52:00

Dive Number: 35 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 12 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 21:01:24
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, North Face, (56°4'43"N 2°38'32"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:27:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 36.3 with 2m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 11°C, Water : 11°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 110bar, O2 : 22%
Weight: 16kg belt
Instructor: Brian Anderson
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: A bit darker and murkier this dive and the big torch packed in, so had to switch to my backup. Led the dive down, played with my Rubik's Cube and then came up. Left Brian at 5m as they were doing a surprise scenario for the newly qualified rescue divers.
Dive Profile:
2009-11-22 12:52:00

2009-11-22 10:14:00

Dive Number: 34
Dive time to date: 20:34:24
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, North Face, (56°4'43"N 2°38'32"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:25:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 35.1 with 3m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 11°C, Water : 11°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 120bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg belt
Instructor: Brian Anderson
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Did some dive planning before hand and calculated optimum O2 to be 31% for a 35m dive (ppo2 of 1.4), giving a contingency depth of 41.6m (ppo2 of 1.6). Felt much more confident and relaxed this time - was much better visibility and I also had a bright light. Buddied with Keith, who was on his last deep dive. Pony wasn't as much of a hindrance, so buoyancy was much better. Down and up with no problems.
Dive Profile:
2009-11-22 10:14:00

2009-10-23 19:06:00

Dive Number: 33
Dive time to date: 20:08:54
Dive site: Scotland, Craigleith, South Face, (56°4'19"N 2°43'12"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:03:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 5.5 with 0.5m visibilty
Night ☑ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 12°C, Water : 12°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 200bar, End : 180bar, O2 : 23%
Weight: 14kg belt
Buddy: Mark Naples
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Mark came down from Dunfermline for this dive. Unfortunately, it turned out to be the worst dive ever. I lost him on the way down and couldn't even see his massive torch! All I saw was kelp on the bottom - but couldn't even see the bottom when I was on it!
Dive Profile:
2009-10-23 19:06:00

2009-09-11 19:27:00

Dive Number: 32
Dive time to date: 20:05:24
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, North Face, (56°4'43"N 2°38'32"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:24:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 32 with 3m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 18°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 200bar, End : 70bar, O2 : 28%
Weight: 16kg belt
Instructor: Brian Anderson
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: My first dive that caused a real sphincter twitching moment! A lot of things to think about: a slung pony, leading the dive and the fact it was deep. Got down ok and did my visual tasks, but heading up I was rising faster than swimming, so lost sight of the bottom. Panicked and my buoyancy went to pot. Pony made it awkward to inflate or dump air into / out of my dry suit. Also obscured my console. May have also been effects of narcosis - I just don't know. Regardless: a bit of a wake up call!
Dive Profile:
2009-09-11 19:27:00

2009-09-08 19:10:00

Dive Number: 31
Dive time to date: 19:41:24
Dive site: Scotland, St. Abbs, Black Carrs, (55°54'29"N 2°7'30"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:23:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 12.8 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves, current, surf and surge
Temperature: Air : 15°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 200bar, End : 130bar, O2 : 32%
Weight: 16kg belt
Buddy: Richard Gatenby
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: A strong current dominated this dive - I was pulled or pushed towards the surface 3 times - the final time all the way up! Richard was low on air by then, so no point going back down. Saw lots of wee fish, a few crabs and a lobster too.
Dive Profile:
2009-09-08 19:10:00

2009-08-29 13:22:00

Dive Number: 30 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 28 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 19:18:24
Dive site: Scotland, Dunbar, Just off the Beach, (56°0'11"N 2°30'15"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:33:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 6.1 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 17°C, Water : 14°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 150bar, O2 : 32%
Weight: 16kg belt
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First dive using Nitrox - well I've got the ticket, so may as well use it. Dropped into a kelp forest. Apart from small fish and urchins, not much to see. Found Bob pretending to be unconscious as Jenny was doing a search and recovery. Is Nitrox less buoyant than air, or did I pick up the wrong weight belt as I had trouble staying down! Chucked in an extra 2kg after I broke the surface.
Dive Profile:
2009-08-29 13:22:00

2009-08-29 10:20:00

Dive Number: 29
Dive time to date: 18:45:24
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, South Face, (56°4'33"N 2°38'22"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:34:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 17.4 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves, current and surf
Temperature: Air : 15°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 15l (232bar), Start : 200bar, End : 90bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First dive with my new dry suit / cylinder and fins. It kept me warm and dry, so it's a nice fit. After Australia it's damn hard to swim in cold water! Not too much to see - crabs, lobsters, small fish, urchins and soft corals. Very choppy water - my "Kalms" worked a treat and I didn't blow chunks!
Dive Profile:
2009-08-29 10:20:00

2009-07-12 10:46:00

Dive Number: 28 (dive 10 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 7 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 18:11:24
Dive site: Australia, Flynn Reef, Tracy's Bommie, (16°43'47"S 146°16'4"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:49:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 10.7 with 20m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 25°C, Water : 26°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 80bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee and Yukari
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Very similar dive to this morning. A few more photos taken, nothing else to report. Three dives before lunch is quite tiring though!
Dive Profile:
2009-07-12 10:46:00

2009-07-12 08:50:00

Dive Number: 27 (dive 9 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 29 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 17:21:54
Dive site: Australia, Flynn Reef, Tracy's Bommie, (16°43'47"S 146°16'4"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:48:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 13.4 with 20m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 25°C, Water : 26°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 80bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee and Yukari
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Dives blending into one! Think I took photos of a puffer fish, coral formations of various types and numerous other fish.
Dive Profile:
2009-07-12 08:50:00

2009-07-12 06:36:00

Dive Number: 26 (dive 8 of repetitive dive after a 10 hour 40 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 16:33:24
Dive site: Australia, Flynn Reef, Little Tracy's Bommie, (16°43'57"S 146°15'56"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:45:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 17.1 with 15m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 25°C, Water : 26°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 70bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee and Yukari
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Who on earth dives at 06:36? Nuts! Anyway, an interesting dive. Saw two schools of bump head parrot fish - huge things about 1m long and at least 30 of them. Got some photos! Also saw 3 turtles. Two were on the surface, but one was feeding so I got a couple of photos.
Dive Profile:
2009-07-12 06:36:00

2009-07-11 19:26:00

Dive Number: 25 (dive 7 of repetitive dive after a 3 hour 23 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 15:48:24
Dive site: Australia, Flynn Reef, Gordon's Mooring, (16°43'59"S 146°15'57"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:30:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 12.2 with 8m visibilty
Night ☑ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 25°C, Water : 25°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 120bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee and Yukari
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Second night dive - Not as many things to see ... HOWEVER ... saw the big turtle, "Brian" who is a green turtle. Think he was finding his bed for the night. At the same time I saw a baby tawny shark swim by. Also some flute mouths. Saw another shark in the distance when we were hanging on the 5m bar.
Dive Profile:
2009-07-11 19:26:00

2009-07-11 14:59:00

Dive Number: 24 (dive 6 of repetitive dive after a 3 hour 4 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 15:18:24
Dive site: Australia, Flynn Reef, Gordon's Mooring, (16°43'59"S 146°15'57"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 01:03:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 12.2 with 20m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 27°C, Water : 26°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 70bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee and Yukari
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Boat moved to Gordon's Mooring and we dived "Mickey Mouse." Loads to see at this site. One of the best so far! Lots of coral of all sorts. Found some "Nemo" clown fish - just hope the photos saved as the batteries went flat. Saw 2 turtles and Yukari was feeding one. Sea slugs / cucumbers everywhere there was sand. Also saw huge bump-head parrot fish.
Dive Profile:
2009-07-11 14:59:00

2009-07-11 11:06:00

Dive Number: 23 (dive 5 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 48 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 14:14:54
Dive site: Australia, Flynn Reef, Tennis Court, (16°44'6"S 146°15'49"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:48:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 16.2 with 15m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 26°C, Water : 26°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 70bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee and Yukari
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Boat moved to Flynn Reef. A wall dive with lots to see, even a shark and a turtle. Loads more fish that I just can't remember because there's just so much down there!
Dive Profile:
2009-07-11 11:06:00

2009-07-11 07:35:00

Dive Number: 22 (dive 4 of repetitive dive after a 11 hour 25 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 13:26:24
Dive site: Australia, Milln Reef, Whale Bommie, (16°46'45"S 146°16'34"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:43:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 20.4 with 15m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 26°C, Water : 25°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 70bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee and Yukari
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Must be keen! Diving before breakfast!!! First good spot was a lion fish on route to the bommie. Wee swim around and then we headed for the split bommie. Massive fan corals in the split and a few parrot fish. Then up a bit, back to the whale, viewing loads more fish. A sting ray was having a swim below us, but we'd already come up to a higher level, so couldn't go back down closer.
Dive Profile:
2009-07-11 07:35:00

2009-07-10 19:39:00

Dive Number: 21 (dive 3 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 2 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 12:43:24
Dive site: Australia, Milln Reef, Whale Bommie, (16°46'45"S 146°16'34"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:31:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 11.3 with 10m visibilty
Night ☑ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 24°C, Water : 25°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 205bar, End : 105bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee and Yukari
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First ever night dive and it was excellent! A bit apprehensive at first, but once in the water, the visibility was good. Highlight was swimming around a tawny shark. Think it was a bit upset at being woken up. Also saw huge flower cod, flute mouths and lots of red eyes - probably shrimps. Found a big crab too.
Dive Profile:
2009-07-10 19:39:00

2009-07-10 16:51:00

Dive Number: 20 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 30 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 12:12:24
Dive site: Australia, Milln Reef, Whale Bommie, (16°46'45"S 146°16'34"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:45:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 14 with 15m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 25°C, Water : 26°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 60bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee and Yukari
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Boat moved to Whale Bommie. Saw a couple of huge turtles as well as the expected massive array of fish.
Dive Profile:
2009-07-10 16:51:00

2009-07-10 14:36:00

Dive Number: 19
Dive time to date: 11:26:54
Dive site: Australia, Thetford Reef, Cathedral, (16°47'44"S 146°11'28"E)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:44:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 14.3 with 15m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 26°C, Water : 26°C
Exposure protection: Wet
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 215bar, End : 55bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 11kg belt
Buddy: Steve Fernee
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First dive on the Great Barrier Reef fulfilling one of my life long ambitions. Dove the Cigar and Turtle Bommies. Fantastic! So much life and full of colour. Too many fish to mention, but even saw a shark on the surface swim back. Buddy for the swim was Steve.
Dive Profile:
2009-07-10 14:36:00

2009-06-14 13:34:00

Dive Number: 18 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 19 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 10:42:24
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:41:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 18.9 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 17°C, Water : 10°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 80bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Buddy: Paul Murray
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Took the camera on the 2nd dive. Still a hard thing to do! A lot of crud in the water this time, so needed flash really, but with diffuser. I think that was stopping the autofocus assist beam from assisting! Anyway, hopefully some good photos.
Dive Profile:
2009-06-14 13:34:00

2009-06-14 11:40:00

Dive Number: 17
Dive time to date: 10:00:54
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:34:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 23.5 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 18°C, Water : 10°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 225bar, End : 80bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Buddy: Paul Murray
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Last day of diving before wedding stuff takes over! Took the underwater camera housing down (with no camera) to make sure it was ok - it was! Nice wee swim around. Saw loads of crabs, mussels, scallops and peacock worms that I've never seen before. Also a conga eel and a male dragonet fish which is quite rare according to the book!
Dive Profile:
2009-06-14 11:40:00

2009-06-09 20:06:00

Dive Number: 16
Dive time to date: 09:26:24
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, West Face, (56°4'33"N 2°38'22"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:37:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 21.6 with 6m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 14°C, Water : 12°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 100bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Buddy: Paul
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Outgoing tide and rough on the north face, so Brian (the boat skipper) dropped us on the west face for a swim across the south face. Took the shop's fancy torch for a trial ... it leaked! Saw loads of crabs, soft coral and anemones. Also Paul found a huge hermit crab. Shot my new SMB too - so easy with an air bottle version!
Dive Profile:
2009-06-09 20:06:00

2009-06-06 12:53:00

Dive Number: 15
Dive time to date: 08:49:24
Dive site: Scotland, Burntisland, Harbour, (56°3'16"N 3°14'12"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:39:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 7.6 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 13°C, Water : 13°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 205bar, End : 95bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 16kg belt
Buddy: Mark Naples
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Second dive with Mark and at Dive Bunker. Very windy and choppy water, so the dive was along the harbour wall. Lots of soft coral on the wall and a lot of crabs / lobsters - some in pots ready for collection. Will probably not dive with them again - just don't appear professional enough for my liking. Didn't do 2nd dive as was feeling sick.
Dive Profile:
2009-06-06 12:53:00

2009-05-22 19:44:00

Dive Number: 14
Dive time to date: 08:09:54
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, North Face, (56°4'43"N 2°38'32"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:47:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 22.9 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 15°C, Water : 12°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 50bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Buddy: Alan Harker
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First dive with my own BCD and regs. So much easier to breath with non-rental gear! Had a "moment" to myself at the start: forgot to shave, so mask wasn't sealing, which distracted me from closing my shoulder dump valve. So I was sinking and my mask was filling. Managed to relax and fix it all though. A lot of soft corals, dead men's fingers and urchins. Also a good few crabs and lobsters. Surface water smoother this time, so I'll be signing up with Plug Divers I think.
Dive Profile:
2009-05-22 19:44:00

2009-05-17 12:38:00

Dive Number: 13 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 35 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 07:22:54
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, Twin Piers, (56°11'42"N 4°46'2"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:49:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 12.5 with 2m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 13°C, Water : 10°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 80bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Instructor: Paul Murray
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Bad visibility even in the group while one person was doing new skills. My stats: 10m in 15 kick cycles and 35 seconds. I think that my square was more of a rectangle as I lost track of kicks on the 2nd leg. Got back to the start ok though.
Dive Profile:
2009-05-17 12:38:00

2009-05-17 10:40:00

Dive Number: 12
Dive time to date: 06:33:54
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, Twin Piers, (56°11'42"N 4°46'2"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:23:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 26.8 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 13°C, Water : 9°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 230bar, End : 90bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Instructor: Paul Murray
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Visibility not as good as yesterday - had to stay very close to Dan. He was greatful that I had a torch so he always knew where I was. Not much to see. Noticeable difference in light and temperature @ 27m compared to 15m. Only yellow bottle top was recognisable - red, blue and green looked black.
Dive Profile:
2009-05-17 10:40:00

2009-05-16 16:39:00

Dive Number: 11 (dive 3 of repetitive dive after a 0 hour 56 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 06:10:54
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, Twin Piers, (56°11'42"N 4°46'2"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:32:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 12.5 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☑ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 11°C, Water : 9°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 225bar, End : 130bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Instructor: Paul Murray
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: This is certainly a lot harder than it looks. Trying to control buoyancy, watch subject and use the camera at the same time. Fired off a few shots though, including one of a crab carrying a fish that it must have caught. Will need to practise this I think!
Dive Profile:
2009-05-16 16:39:00

2009-05-16 15:17:00

Dive Number: 10 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 2 hour 29 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 05:38:24
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, Twin Piers, (56°11'42"N 4°46'2"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:26:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 15.5 with 6m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 10°C, Water : 9°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 225bar, End : 110bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Instructor: Paul Murray
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Worked out the dive plan with the eRDP before hand, based on previous "I" pressure group. When I was leading, managed to keep +/- 1.5m of the 14m target depth. Quite easy using computer as it's easier to look at than the SPG on the rig.
Dive Profile:
2009-05-16 15:17:00

2009-05-16 12:18:00

Dive Number: 9
Dive time to date: 05:12:24
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, Twin Piers, (56°11'42"N 4°46'2"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:29:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 15.9 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 10°C, Water : 9°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 90bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Instructor: Paul Murray
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Certainly one of my best dives yet. Great vis and lots to see, including a huge crab and a conga eel. Lots of wee fish too and a star fish orgy. Need to keep my feet up to attain a horizontal position, but otherwise buoyancy good.
Dive Profile:
2009-05-16 12:18:00

2009-05-09 14:17:00

Dive Number: 8
Dive time to date: 04:42:54
Dive site: Scotland, Burntisland, The Vows, (56°5'5"N 3°7'37"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:45:30 dive time to a maximum depth of 10.1 with 0.5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 10°C, Water : 9°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 240bar, End : 110bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Buddy: Mark Naples
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First dive with Mark Naples. Interesting! Couldn't see much unless it was a couple of feet away. Lots of star fish, wee crabs and kelp. Just went for a swim. Two attempts to get back into the RHIB. Think we got lost - couldn't recall if we were to turn left or right. Was also first dive with Dive Bunker in Burntisland.
Dive Profile:
2009-05-09 14:17:00

2009-05-05 19:20:00

Dive Number: 7
Dive time to date: 03:57:24
Dive site: Scotland, St. Abbs, Alfred Erlandsen, (55°53'53"N 2°7'25"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:35:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 11 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☑
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves and current
Temperature: Air : 12°C, Water : 9°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 240bar, End : 95bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Buddy: Cath Whaler
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Was more relaxed on this dive - must be getting into the swing of things!! Dropped onto the wreck of the Alfred Erlandsen (although I really didn't recognise it as any part of a boat) and went for a wee swim. Lots of the normal dead men's fingers and sea urchins. Saw a large ballan Wrasse hiding in the rocks and a nice Dahlia Anemone. Also a few crabs. Very enjoyable.
Dive Profile:
2009-05-05 19:20:00

2009-04-24 19:55:00

Dive Number: 6
Dive time to date: 03:22:24
Dive site: Scotland, Bass Rock, North Face, (56°4'43"N 2°38'32"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:04:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 11.9 with 4m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves, current and surf
Temperature: Air : 13°C, Water : 11°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 230bar, End : 215bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Buddy: Mark Gray
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: First dive with Dive Safari and Plug Divers. Long trip out on the boat. Took 2 attempts to sink, but got down no bother in the end. Then ... disaster! For my buddy - his dry suit inflator stuck open. He removed the hose, but then his suit flooded and he got cold, so we had to finish the dive. Next time some travel sick pills required! Didn't actually blow chunks, but was close.
Dive Profile:
2009-04-24 19:55:00

2009-04-23 19:21:00

Dive Number: 5
Dive time to date: 03:18:24
Dive site: Scotland, St. Abbs, Skelly's Hole, (55°55'6"N 2°8'50"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:22:00 dive time to a maximum depth of 13.1 with 6m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Boat dive into salt water with waves
Temperature: Air : 9°C, Water : 8°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 210bar, End : 60bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Buddy: Rab, Sara Inglis, Lyndsy Swan
Computer: [Hacked] Suunto Gekko
Notes: Woo hoo! My first real proper dive just for fun! Don't think I'll have a roll and soup an hour before diving again though! Saw loads of dead men's fingers, urchins and a few star fish too. Had a problem with dry suit - inflator button kept jamming, so I was rising, dumping, falling etc. Next time it happens I'll remove the dry suit hose. That explains air usage anyway! Boat dive, but we walked back in the harbour. MOST EXCELLENT!
Dive Profile:
2009-04-23 19:21:00

2009-04-12 13:14:00

Dive Number: 4 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 12 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 02:56:24
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:46:06 dive time to a maximum depth of 8.7 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 10°C, Water : 8°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 100bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Instructor: Gavin Ballantyne
Computer: None
Notes: A lot of waiting on this dive as everyone completed their skills. Tom must have been cold since his dry suit flooded!
Dive Profile:
2009-04-12 13:14:00

2009-04-12 11:12:00

Dive Number: 3
Dive time to date: 02:10:18
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:49:06 dive time to a maximum depth of 11 with 5m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 10°C, Water : 8°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 80bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Instructor: Gavin Ballantyne
Computer: None
Notes: Really enjoyed the navigation: first chance to just go for a swim and have a look at stuff. Got back to the platform easily too! Better vis today too as the water was calmer.
Dive Profile:
2009-04-12 11:12:00

2009-04-11 13:20:00

Dive Number: 2 (dive 2 of repetitive dive after a 1 hour 32 minute surface interval)
Dive time to date: 01:21:12
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:54:06 dive time to a maximum depth of 9 with 3m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 15°C, Water : 6°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 230bar, End : 80bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Instructor: Gavin Ballantyne
Computer: None
Notes: Very long dive - cold by the end as suit was leaking. Managed all required skills. Nothing special to report apart from cold and wet.
Dive Profile:
2009-04-11 13:20:00

2009-04-11 11:20:00

Dive Number: 1
Dive time to date: 00:27:06
Dive site: Scotland, Loch Long, A-Frames, (56°7'3"N 4°49'49"W)
[coordinates are my best guess]
Dive stats: 00:27:06 dive time to a maximum depth of 10 with 3m visibilty
Night ☐ Photo ☐ Wreck ☐
Water entry: Shore dive into salt water with current
Temperature: Air : 15°C, Water : 6°C
Exposure protection: Dry suit, hood, gloves
Cylinder(s): Size : 12l (232bar), Start : 220bar, End : 120bar, O2 : 21%
Weight: 14kg belt
Instructor: Gavin Ballantyne
Computer: None
Notes: A bit of a shock to the system! Slightly colder and far less visibility than the pool. Managed to equalise, so was happy. Weights slipped down which made it an interesting tow back to shore!
Dive Profile:
2009-04-11 11:20:00



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