Millshore is proof, if it were needed, that you don’t need to go deep to have a really interesting dive where there is loads to see. My dive computer recorded a maximum depth of 8.4 metres on this latest dive and we were diving at high water on spring tides!
When I dived the Farne islands in August last year, it was my first visit there in many years. It was great having a chance to dive with the seals again which is the reason that most divers visit the Farne Islands. Most of the visiting birdlife (the other main visitor attraction there) had departed by August and the skies were relatively quiet.
When I visited this year in mid-June, it was a very different place. The sky was full of birds criss-crossing overhead, making their way out to fish or heading back with a beak-full of their catch for hungry chicks waiting back on the islands. Birds were packed tightly together on ever flat surface and there was a lot of jostling and bickering going on. The rocks were white with bird droppings and when you were downwind of it the smell was enough to put you off your sandwiches! Continue reading “The Farne Islands – June 2014”
It’s almost a month since i returned from an amazing three week trip to Indonesia diving Sulawesi, Komodo and Bali, yet I haven’t even finished sorting through the photos I took last year!
When we visited Bunaken Island last July we enjoyed our stay at Sea Breeze Resort so much that it was a very easy decision to return there this year. Terry, Diana and all the staff made us feel very welcome and the atmosphere at Sea Breeze is just as chilled as the diving around Bunaken.
Back in May I visited Conservation Bay at Loch Carron again and did three dives over the course of a weekend. This wasn’t originally the intention, but the weather was so good on the Saturday that after completing the morning dive at Low Water Slack we decided to stick around and dive it again at High Water Slack.
You can read more on Conservation Bay in these previous posts. Continue reading “Conservation Bay, Loch Carron – May 2014”