Weekend

17/05/2016

Plymouth Expedition, 13-15th June 2016

Author: Gregor C. Friday the 13th, a date that will now be remembered as the “curse of the plankton bloom”. Nevertheless, OUUEG divers planned a trip on that day and promptly suffered a little from the curse: with unfortunately two divers having to pull out […]
25/04/2016

Plymouth Boat Handling Course, 23-24th April 2016

Author: Phalene G. We arrived late on the Friday evening at the Harford Bunkhouse on the edge of Dartmoor after a romantic car park dinner stop at ASDA en route and a going a bit “overboard” on the food shopping. Tom familiarised us with several charts […]
23/06/2015

Plymouth Expedition, 20–21st June 2015

With the summer finally arriving, and reports of there being a strange thing called “the sea” into which one could dive, an expeditionary force was assembled. After a couple of minor adjustments to line-up the intrepid adventurers set off to Plymouth to see what this […]
08/10/2014

Plymouth Expedition, 26-28th August 2014

Author: Ed We arose with the cock-crow, impatient to fulfil the purpose for which we had travelled so far. Upon arriving at the harbour we assembled our kit with an almost military efficiency and, whilst jeering at some unfortunates desperately bailing out their stricken vessel, […]
02/07/2014

Scylla, Stonehenge and Camping pods, 13-15th June 2014

Dates: 13th-15th June 2014, Location: Plymouth,  Author: Sam, Participants: Sam (author), Ian (fin finding, towing and firewood carrying), Metta (corpse and BBQ recipes), Maha (bonfires and underwater navigation, but definitely not motorway navigation) The full-moon was gleaming brightly during the drive down on Friday 13th… which […]
13/03/2014

Champagne diving and Belgian beers! OUUEG goes to Nemo33, 22-23rd February 2014

Dates: 22-23rd, February 2014,  Author: Metta Mission: Diving in Champagne Destination: Nemo33, Brussels, Belgium Team: David, Mike, Tom, Sarah, Sam (Car 1), Ali, Farah, Geoff, Metta (Car 2), Margriet and Anne (reinforcements from Holland) Day 0: Friday 21 February, Leatherhead/Dorking, Surrey Car 1 is well […]
20/06/2013

Summer weekend in Swanage, 15-16th June 2013

Dates: 15-16th, June 2013,  Author: Anne My first report for my first long/proper OUUEG trip (not to discount the amazing quarry day trips I’ve had). I want to start by acknowledging Rachel, our amazing trip leader, who was really responsible for making the weekend a great success! […]
14/05/2013

St Abbs part II (day 3 & 4), 5-6th May 2013

Dates: 5-6th, May 2013,  Author: Gillian I start my report writing duties with our fantastic haggis (both meat and vegetarian) and root vegetables prepared by Ian and Rachel, rounding out the end of the second day. We were all impressed by the sophisticated, multi-textured, beautifully […]
14/05/2013

St Abbs part I (day 1 & 2), 3-4th May 2013

Dates: 3-4th, May 2013, Author: Mary What a lovely trip!  Thanks to everyone who came and hopefully it will be the first of many intra-continental dives with our friends from the Netherlands! Day One We woke up to find the sun shining and the water pretty […]
30/04/2013

Training in rough seas down in Plymouth, 27-28th April 2013

Dates: 27-28th, April 2013, Author: JP This is my first dive report so I’m sorry if it’s awful! It was also my first proper dive trip after ET and was great! Our first dive was from Bovisand on Seahorse to Mewstone Ledge cannon site. After […]
12/09/2012

Diving Plymouth wrecks, 7-9th September 2012

Dates: 7-9th, September 2012 , Author: Nick, Divers: Grainne (co-ordinator), Tom, Giles, Penny and Nick Sadly there has been very little in the way of diving this summer on account of the weather. So when clear skies and highs of 250C arrived in the UK, we were […]
10/11/2011

Halloween trip! Scary costumes, scary visibility! 2011

Dates: Halloween 2011, Author: Matt As a newcomer to the club and to UK seas I arrived at the hut excited and fashionably early.  As people slowly arrived I was glad to see that we had a nice mix of experienced UK divers and newcomers; […]