Trip Report

Swanage 2018


Swanage was a successful dive trip with eleven of us exploring the pier, the Fleur de Lys – a wooden fishing crabber that sank in 2000 – and the Valentine tanks which sank in 1943 in the attempt to float across to Normandy and now home to large lobsters and several conger eels.

Lots of life and relatively good visibility – collectively we saw crabs, lobsters, blennies, sea scorpion, thornback ray, conger eels, shrimp, cuttlefish and more.

Well done Elaine and Chris for completing their first sea dives and Anna, Jane, Andy and Fee for completing their rescue training as part of their Sports Diver qualification dragging each other up the beach.

Thanks to Richard and Jun-Ho for dive managing and Chris for organising transport and accommodation.