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We got up early and drove all the way to Thurlestone. Slight wind blowing from the shore but not bad enough to affect the sea state. We got in easy enough, looked into the water and couldn't see our fins. We decided to swim out a bit to see if the viz got any better, but it got even worse, so if nothing else we got to play with our compasses. Less than 1/2 a metre viz.
 

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South Hams, South Devon, between Salcombe and Bigbury. Get it right and it's a cracking little dive, Wreck (Louis shied) to the left and a lovely reef (Leasfoot) off to the right. 12 metres maximum. Reef is covered in snakelocks anenomes, sandy bottom.
 

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Yes, your'e correct about the gold at Salcombe. You have to get permission to dive it, and you can't sneak a look because the coastguard station overlooks it and they always check the boats out, i know a couple of the chaps who found it but setting up a dive with them is nearly impossible, you know what divers are like (always late, no memory, full of s**t) ,but it might happen one day. Can't say what the weather was doing further along the coast. The good thing about diving near Plymouth is you can (nearly) always get a shore dive depending on the wind.
 

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We are going to try again this weekend because i've managed to ponce a camera off a mate.  It's a lovely picturesque dive and i might even get some photos if i can work out how the camera works.
 
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