After the previous weekend’s exploits in RAK, we were back on more familiar turf last Friday. We took the boat out to the Dara for a couple of dives. There were only 5 of us possibly due to it being the Eid weekend but that did make for lots of room on the boat. This viz wasn’t great but a turtle was spotted and a small octopus. We hit slack water on the first dive but on the second the current was a bit wild causing us to haul our way back to the anchor line rather than fin.
Some general information
With a couple of spare hours over my last weekend, I updated the dive log spreadsheet and as a result can share a few bits of useless information with you.
Since December 2007 when I started the sheet, the club has done 111 trips out of a possible 143 weeks which is pushing 80%. A total of 97 different divers have been out with us (including guests) representing 23 different nationalities. The total number of dives stands at 1503. The sheet doesn’t record details like Km traveled by the boats or Kg of brass salvaged but if I have the time or the inclination I might have an estimate one day.
Jutta Jackson has kindly volunteered to help keeping the web site up to date. Thanks also to Oliver Jackson who re-drew our 406 logo in “Illustrator” format at short notice.
Ian Hussey and Dive Club writers.