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Have finally managed to tie my club down to a trip to the Farnes, probably mid September.  As I've never done the Farnes before, I'd really appreciate a little help from any of you lucky people who've already been there - can you recommend places to stay, boats to dive from, etc.??

Basically, I'm not sure how it all works up there but we all want to go for the girly seals experience - if someone could give me an outline of the diving up there, or maybe point me in the direction of a website with info, I'd be ultra grateful!!

Thanks guys
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I can tell you that Ron who is an expert on the Farnes will recommend skipper Graeme Harrison and his RIB Moby, here's his mobile number 0780 278 5752. THere is a place called Farnes Diving Services http://www.farnedivingservices.co.uk/diving.html

Here's some Farnes diving info
http://www.dcordes.freeuk.com/farnes.htm

And here's a Seahouses community website, this is the typical launch site for the Farnes
http://www.seahouses.org/

Struggling to remember the name of the B&B we stayed at in Beadnell (2-3 miles from Seahouses), maybe Gav will be along later and will remember better than I.
THere's a guy on the BSAC forum advertising for Seal only Farnes diving but TBH, I spoke to him about it the first time he advertised the idea and didn't like his attitude, I thought there was some kind of a rabbit off, but you could speak to him yourself and make your own mind up
http://www.bsacforum.co.uk/forums/genforum/posts/3782.html

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Quote[/b] (Steve W @ Aug. 11 2003,10:42)]I can tell you that Ron who is an expert on the Farnes will recommend skipper Graeme Harrison and his RIB Moby, here's his mobile number 0780 278 5752. THere is a place called Farnes Diving Services http://www.farnedivingservices.co.uk/diving.html

Here's some Farnes diving info
http://www.dcordes.freeuk.com/farnes.htm

And here's a Seahouses community website, this is the typical launch site for the Farnes
http://www.seahouses.org/

Struggling to remember the name of the B&B we stayed at in Beadnell (2-3 miles from Seahouses), maybe Gav will be along later and will remember better than I.
THere's a guy on the BSAC forum advertising for Seal only Farnes diving but TBH, I spoke to him about it the first time he advertised the idea and didn't like his attitude, I thought there was some kind of a rabbit off, but you could speak to him yourself and make your own mind up
http://www.bsacforum.co.uk/forums/genforum/posts/3782.html

HTH
Steve
Thanks ever so much, Steve.  I've forwarded these to the guy who's organising and I'm sure they'll be useful.  
 

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Hi LesleySS

Don't forget, there is a big discount off my book "The Diver's Comprehensive Guide to the Farnes & Holy Island" for YD members. If you are interested drop me a line. It informs you all the best places to swim with seals too.

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If you are there the weekend of 19th Sept you'll have a good chance of bumping into some names from these boards too.  Myself, Matt Binnie, John Gulliver and Steve W will all be there then, all things permitting.

So if I were you I'd book another weekend.....
 

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Hey Lesley,

I can deffo recommend a copy of Ron's book above, indeed, it's the definitive respository for all diver/boat/accom info for the Farnes. Have a copy myself and found it of immense help when checking out skippers and dive sites (all of which are described in detail in a language that's useful to divers).

Grab a copy whilst they are going!

Bren.
 

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Quote[/b] (Lou @ Aug. 11 2003,13:24)]If you are there the weekend of 19th Sept you'll have a good chance of bumping into some names from these boards too.  Myself, Matt Binnie, John Gulliver and Steve W will all be there then, all things permitting.

So if I were you I'd book another weekend.....
Sounds good, we may have to gatecrash your trip so that I can put real faces to some of the most popular avatars!  


Will let you know when we're going as it kind of depends on the others in the group (one of them is in Borneo until early September so it's down to finding out exactly when he's free).
 

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Quote[/b] (Bren Tierney @ Aug. 11 2003,13:27)]Hey Lesley,

I can deffo recommend a copy of Ron's book above, indeed, it's the definitive respository for all diver/boat/accom info for the Farnes. Have a copy myself and found it of immense help when checking out skippers and dive sites (all of which are described in detail in a language that's useful to divers).

Grab a copy whilst they are going!

Bren.
Cheers Bren - have just PM-ed Ron so hopefully I'll be a proud owner of the book very soon!  
 

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Quote[/b] (nigel @ Aug. 11 2003,18:30)]Pick a rest day and I may come up and have a splash.


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Hi Nigel - great to hear from you, been anywhere nice lately...?  When are you off to TRNC?

We'll be looking at a long weekend in mid-late September, Friday to Monday I imagine, as I'm not able to take too much time off work (I'm taking November, December and January off as my sabbatical so can't take the **** too much before then  
 
 
) - anyway, will let you know the details when I have them and would be great if you could come.

Hope you and Suzanne are well.
Lesley
 
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