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  1. Planned Trips & Spare Spaces
    Hello All, We have 5 spare spaces on a trip to the Farne Islands which need filling. The details are as follows: Date: 20-23rd December 2013 Price: £180 Diving: 4 dive from a hard boat with a lift. Scenic dives with a chance of seals and hopefully a wreck dive (weather dependant)...
  2. Wildlife & Ecology Issues
    Filmed with GoPro Hero3 and GoPole Reach Unlike young / adolescent males that I often observe, film and interact with, it is rare for a mature bull grey seal to choose to interact with a diver. This is footage of a large (220kg+) adult bull grey seal that was unusually "interactive"... rather...
  3. UK Dive Sites, Accommodation & Liveaboards
    Hi Everyone. Divers, Gary & Zoe have set up The Home Arms in Eyemouth as part of DiveStay with Billy Aitchison. You can read a little about it here »» Keen divers Zoe and Gary take the plunge with Home Arms venture or at their website »» The Home Arms Guest House or »» DiveStay It's...
  4. Trip Reports
    Thought I'd share a couple of video's from yesterdays trip:- Seal Tickling - YouTube Seal Cuddling - YouTube
  5. Underwater Video & Photography
    Diving last wk/d at Farnes with Alex Mustard for 2020VISION project (2020VISION : For a wilder Britain). Main focus was on underwater bird life but we couldn't miss out on a few hours with the seals whilst there. Working with Alex was a real pleasure, he is a true gentleman who is utterly...
  6. Wildlife & Ecology Issues
    So some of you will have watched Ch5 "The Seal Ripper" about Greenland Sharks attacking grey seals off Sable Island. You may also be aware of a number of seals with mysterious "corkscrew injuries" being found off the east coast of UK. See> BBC News - 'Corkscrew' seal deaths probed BBC News -...
  7. Trip Reports
    A group from Cardiff BSAC made the 7 hour trip up to Northumberland a few weeks ago. A few of us took twin sets and decanting hoses with back up cylinders, for what we thought would be a mix of deeper stuff in the mornings and a scenic shallowish bimble in the afternoons. Well, the weather...
  8. Planned Trips & Spare Spaces
    One of the jewels in the sea around our Islands is Lindisfarne and the islands around. Shrouded in history and surrounded by clear water they once provided a home for early Christian monks with peace to study. These were the amongst the first refuges from barbarism from where teaching and...
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