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There a few people away at the moment but we managed to get a team of six out to the Jumbo and Neptune on Friday. The sea state was a bit lumpy but not too bad and we made it out to the Jumbo in reasonable, if not quite record-breaking time. Mike and Allen were first down the line followed by Polly and Angela. Polly had inadvertently put her wet-suit on back to front but this didn’t bother her and she dived as she was.
The Jumbo is a medium size cargo vessel that went down in unknown circumstances some time ago. It was lost for a long time before turning up on the seabed survey that was carried out before dredging the Palms. It is fairly well broken up but the stern and bow are still the right shape. The wreck is home to a lot of fish life and is a very scenic dive in good viz. On Friday we had about 5-8m which is pretty good.
The second dive was on the Neptune, an upturned barge which is much better known than the Jumbo despite being only a short distance away. It isn’t an easy wreck to hook but we got lucky on this occasion, snagging a fishing pot from which Mike laid a line to the wreck. Compared to previous visits, the wreck is becoming far more broken up and there are now several places where you can swim from one side to the other. By this time the current had picked up and in one corner particularly, progress against it was quite tough. A good dive nevertheless.
After that it was back to the club for a few lemonade refreshments:
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