We had a full dive boat at the weekend trip to the Victoria Star. In truth it was rather fuller than it should have been but one boat keeps things simple particularly with the port engine on SP125 still not in working order. The sea was flat calm going out almost to the point of being mirror smooth. This made for a pleasant journey but the lack of wind meant a hot and humid atmosphere when the boat stopped moving. Still the sea was cooler.
Welcome to Ty making his first dive with us. It wasn’t a very auspicious start with him, me and Cathy getting separated before we even hit the wreck, the anchor line being hooked on to a half buried strop about 5m away. I hope the second dive made up for it! There were plenty of jacks and a family of batfish around the bridge area and we also managed to poke around inside the wreck. The viz wasn’t great but it’s been much worse this year so no complaints.
The jellyfish season seems to have arrived so some care was needed on the anchor line. Overalls or skin-suits are the order of the day at the moment.
Grateful thanks to Brian Lugg and Mike Anthony whose efforts on SP312 have cured the petrol leak
A few photos by Mike Dalton and PJ above.
Ian Hussey and Dive Club writers.