Last weekend was the day of almost diving. An overnight thunderstorm wasn’t exactly encouraging but the forecast was reasonable for mid-morning, so we decided to give it a shot. The Coast Guard mentioned to us that “waves are very high”. Having got this far, we thought we’d go and have a look but we only managed a few metres outside the harbour before turning back in the face of huge walls of water and realizing that it wasn’t going to happen.
The entertainment wasn’t quite over. We still had to get the boat back on to the trailer with the strongest current I’ve ever seen inside Hamriyah harbour. The first attempt ended with the boat half way back to the coastguard but at the second attempt we made it with the assistance of a guy hanging around the slip. After that it was back to the club for a late breakfast. At least it didn’t take long to wash the gear.
See you at the Dive Bar.
Ian Hussey and Dive Member Contributions.