Category: RIB Diving

‘HMS – In The Vicinity Of’

If you look back through the old dive logs, one dive site feature a bit too regularly than planned. ‘HMS – In The Vicinity Of’ was a term used to describe a missed target, usually caused by difficulty in interpreting the fuzzy blob that appeared on the old echo sounder. This was especially difficult when…
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‘This brings back memories’ by Mike Beherrall

Diving on the Black Hawk on Saturday, August 4, was a pleasure in two senses. Firstly because it was such a good dive in itself and secondly because it was a nostalgic return to a dive site of many years ago. When I first joined Newbury Sub Aqua Club in the early 1980s the Black…
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Alex van Opstal and a drift on the Lulworth Banks, dive report by David Parker

Conditions on Saturday 7th of July were perfect for diving out of Portland, wall to wall blue sky, a F1 northerly breeze, neap tides and slack at 11.00. After leaving Ferrybridge Marina, Newbury Diver flew across the flat calm sea with just the four passengers; David, Ian, Simon and Mike and made short work of…
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Gertrude & Chesil coves

By Ben Heymink, Ocean Diver Diving Sunday 27th May 2018 My first wreck dive, and I was was lucky enough to have some perfect conditions!  Early Sunday morning, (6:30 to be exact!) I left Newbury with Aimee (my diving partner) and we made our way to Portland. The two hour drive featured some of the…
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First sea dive of 2018 a blog by Mike Beharrell

All the diving gods were smiling on Saturday 5th May for the Newbury Scuba Diving Club dive down at Portland. Sunny weather – tick, no wind – tick, good company – tick, no traffic –tick,  good viz – tick. At this point I have run out of ticks so supply your own. Six went, five…
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