This one was arranged by Mark from JBOD, and used the JBOD boat as well as our club boat.
We dived 4 different sites, including Kenmore Point and Stallion Rock. These are all just a mile or two from the launch site at Argyll Caravan Park, where we also got air fills.
They were mainly wall dives / boulder slopes. There were squat lobsters everywhere! Lots of sea loch anemones, sea squirts, Devonshire cup corals, peacock worms, wrasse, pollack, lots of gobies, some tiny flatfish, sea scorpions and I was really pleased to spot a pipefish (part of the seahorse family). Adrian also spotted a large crab, which accompanied him on the rest of the dive (& drive home).
Boat launching & air fills
We launched the boat and got air fills from https://www.quebecmarineservices.com/#intro , which is a couple of miles from Inveraray. The tractor launch & recovery, plus overnight mooring, made life a lot easier.
We stayed at Inveraray Hostel, and I'm pleased to say that hostels have gone upmarket since my youth Mark had booked the whole hostel, which sleeps 30, and there were only 13 of us, so we had plenty of space. A bonus was a drying room, especially appreciated as my drysuit leaked!
All in all, an excellent weekend. The only downside was that the A82 was closed on the way home, so a long delay.
A big thank you to Mark for organising, and to Mark & Ged for being non-diving coxswains. Also, Adrian for being my dive buddy.
Photos on the club Facebook page.
Reports on our previous club dive trips and some of our day diving activities
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