I think it’s fair to say that last weekend wasn’t our most successful ever. A pity as we had two boats for the first time in a while although therein lay part of the problem. Leaving the harbour we soon realised the sea was heavier than advertised and gave up on the Ajman Glory and headed straight to the Dara. Even this was not comfortable in SP125 but we made it anyway. The anchor went over the side and some divers followed but unfortunately the anchor had pulled out of the wreck and attached itself to a fishing pot. Ordinarily we would have simply had another go but when Mike tried to start 125 he found precisely nothing. A battery had gone down and taken the other with meaning that the boat had no power whatsoever. With the sea state picking up we elected to head back at this point with 125 under tow. Back at the club the drinks didn’t taste the same somehow.
The boat picked up an extra passenger while we were kitting up but unfortunately didn’t stick around.
Ian Hussey and Dive Club writers.