During the latter part of 2008 Meryl and Shaun and many other divers embarked on fast boat trips from Dibba up to the top of the Musandam Pennisula. Below are some images from the October trip.
Not to confuse Sharks with Oil Slicks
The Eid break saw about 20 or so Dive Club members and friends head out into the mountains above Dibba for one of our occasional camp-outs. This is an opportunity for us to reminisce about dives and divers past, experience the tranquillity of nature and contemplate the meaning of life whilst sipping the odd beverage or two.
Thanks are due to Mike for organising the event and for providing the directions despite which we all found the camp site. Honourable mentions should go to Uwe for providing the timber and constructing the floodlight, to Gordon for his lumberjack impersonation and to Lutz for his unusual musical contribution.
In the morning, after having breakfast and striking camp, we all relocated to Sandy Beach and dived the pinnacles. Rather nice it was too!
A couple of weeks ago we joined up with DSDC to celebrate – well I’m not sure but something anyway, the idea being to get 100 divers in the water at more or less the same time. Our small but vital contribution was eight or nine divers plus two boats used to carry divers out from Hamriyah beach to the Dara. The viz wasn’t great and the current was wild but some good diving was still managed. Those left behind on the beach got in a bit of sun-bathing and we all got a nice yellow T-shirt! Thanks to SWSC for the nice Barbie by the pool afterwards!
On the way out the other Friday, we encountered a pod of about 20 dolphins. We spent about half an hour circling around them while they jumped in and out of the water, presumably feeding. A memorable experience for those who were there!
Note to Peter J
Rhincodon typus, is a slow filter feeding shark that is the largest living fish species. It can grow up to 13 metres in length and can weigh up to 14 tonnes. It is found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea. The species is believed to have originated about 60 million years ago. This is a whale shark,
An oil slick is black or brown foul smelling noxious pollution discharged by unscrupulous tanker skippers unwilling to pay to have their tanks cleaned. This is not a whale shark.
Ian Hussey and Dive Club writers.