A dull, drizzling morning developed into an afternoon of blue sky and blazing sunshine when we dived Rosehearty and Millshore recently. Contrary to the report we received from a surfacing diver, the visibility was actually very good (as can be seen from some of the photos). All the usual life was present and I even met my first Duck underwater whilst leading the group round the corner of one of the rocks at Millshore. I’m not sure which of the two of us got the bigger fright but the Duck decided to end his dive shortly afterwards! A Duck was preferable to the dead Badger that we met there last year, which has to be the oddest thing I’ve ever encountered on a dive. Having commented recently about how I didn’t think I had seen a Lumpsucker before, I saw the third one in as many weeks.
A couple of excellent dives at St Abbs on 22 September 2012 from Paul Crowe’s boat The Tiger Lilly.
Great viz, a sunny day and a massive shoal of mackerel combined to produce a second dive that was without a doubt one of the most spectacular dives I’ve ever done in the UK. It was difficult to take a bad photo! Continue reading “Shoaling – St. Abbs, September 2012”