After two days of enjoyable and pretty shore diving at St.Brides Haven, with our Juniors, it was time for two days boat diving with Dive Pembrokeshire on Predator.
So we were all loaded and ready for ropes off at 09:00. Dive one after a very long journey (2 hours) we found ourselves at our first dive site - Hen and Chicks.
A very pretty site with lots of nooks and crannies... and lots to see, you just needed to look... spider crabs, hermit crabs, lobsters, nudibranch, pollack, prawns and anemones - amazing site.
A short break in a sheltered bay and we were ready for dive 2: Lead Run High Point... this was a 'no take zone' and did the crabs know it.... they just sat on their boulders and looked at you AND they were HUGE... potential for octopus and one was spotted by a couple in the group... a very interesting scallop bed - they were large to and could we get them to swim? NOPE they were having none of it... another site to swim slowly over and look as yes - we saw another species of nudibranch.
Day2: Back again for another day on Predator. This time our first dive was Greek wreck at St.Ann's head. There was a wreck but it was scattered over quite a large area and you could see why it crashed as it was a very rocky area. So lots of metal to have a look at and even some brass! but also lots of life to see to all surrounded by Kelp.
Dive 2: A Wreck that lies amongst the rocks but hey not here for the wreck we were here for the SEALS... would they come and check us out was the only question...? That was answered before we even got in the water, one came to the back of the boat and swam around whilst we were kitting up and getting in. The rest of the dive was spent with seals and when they went away for a few minutes we had a tiny look around and again lots of small life... but it was the seals that made the day... the best safety stop ever!
Another great trip, so thanks to Alan, Charlie, Monika, Rachel, Sam and our guest club member Kenny for being a great dive team and then to our support team Mark and Tracy Adcock whose help is always greatly appreciated -but they do eat a lot of ice-cream and ours always seems to have melted by the time we get back!
And lets not forget Dive Pembrokeshire whose skipper (Len) and crew (Dave) and Sue (backroom) who made the whole experience....
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