I agree, our club has dived st abbs often and there is a whole range of available depths from 6mtrs to 35 mtrs.[b said:Quote[/b] ]not only is St Abbs a safe location but it is ideally suited to use by entry level divers.
Amen to that, brother John. See ya in October next year! Have you done Abbs yet or will this be your 'cherry-poppy' session at the site??[b said:Quote[/b] (John Holmes @ Nov. 11 2003,11:56)]
Great to see all the agencies acting in unison, giving St Abbs the unequivocal "thumbs up" for all grades. No one sitting on the fence - makes a welcome change.
Just a shame the coroner didn't think to ask their opinion before taking evidence from the so called "expert".
This:[b said:Quote[/b] (Paul Beal @ Nov. 11 2003,15:11)]Where has the suggestion about suitability originated? I would like to know what sparked this.
<font color='#0000FF'>However, ScotSAC diver Ian Neilson, the expert witness appointed by the Scottish Procurator Fiscal, made a series of criticisms of the dive operation. He asserted that St Abbs is not a suitable diving location for inexperienced divers and that Hawkins had been inadequately trained and supervised for the type of dive being undertaken.[b said:Quote[/b] (Lou @ Nov. 11 2003,15:26)]Actually it came from an inquest into a death there. Some unknown "expert" gave evidence to the inquest that said that St Abbs was not a suitable site for beginners.
<font color='#0000FF'>he is well known in scotland, i am sure PK has heard of him[b said:Quote[/b] (Lou @ Nov. 12 2003,09:50)]He is unknown in that he was not a formal representative, nor well known as a diver. Whether he is an "expert" appears to be unproven.