Last Friday the sea was again very smooth. We decided to go to the Ajman Glory on the grounds that it’s easy to navigate around if the viz was as atrocious as last week. Well you couldn’t call it crystal but the viz had nevertheless improved – perhaps around 3m. The wreck doesn’t seem to have come to any harm in the recent bad weather and is still the same as the last time we dived it. After the Taha last week this was a relief. There were a family of batfish around the mast and rigging who were friendly as usual.
For the second dive we went wreck hunting. We have a few sets of co-ordinates in Sharjah waters to be investigated as and when we can. One of these was called the Beatrix Maria and since the given position was on the way home it seemed like a good opportunity. The search proved to be a bit of a puzzle. We were very excited when a large bulge appeared on the echo sounder near the zero point but successive dives revealed nothing but sandy bottom. I’m not ready to give up on this one just yet and we’ll have another look next time we’re over that way but on this occasion we came up empty.
After a period sailing around the Greek islands the Kirman’s are back in town for a couple of months. We hope to see Brian on the dive boat once or twice!
Ian Hussey and guest writers.