Expedition Reports

20/10/2016

Summer Expedition 2016: Diving off the land’s end

Date: 10/09-17/09/2016 Author: Benjo The tip of Cornwall is a pretty unique place. An enormous lump of lava congealed under the earth 300 million years ago to make the incredible granite cliffs, islands and underwater pinacles that bear the brunt of the North Atlantic storms. […]
03/06/2016

Training trip to NDAC Chepstow, 30th May 2016

Author: Jay Shiao Conditions The day started off a little bit grey but by midday it was beautiful and sunny. As it was a quarry, the water was relatively still with some leisurely swimmers and plenty of other divers. The water temperature seemed to hover […]
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, […]
25/07/2014

Plymouth Expedition, 19-20th July 2014

Dates: 19-20th July 2014, Location: Plymouth (JEL, Shagstone, HMS Scylla, SS Persier), Participants: Ali, Maha (organiser), Holger, Tom, Severin (author) The trip started under challenging circumstances: many of our active divers had just returned from 8 days of diving in the Sound of Mull in […]
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 […]
16/05/2014

Sunny Sunday at Chesil Beach, 4th May 2014

Date: 4th, May 2014, Author: Mark, Participants: Giles (organiser), Alec, Gregor, Mark Departed at 7:30am from the kit hut. On arrival, we were greeted by plentiful sunshine, a calm sea, and signs advising us not to change into suits on the street. Apparently, for whatever […]
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 […]
16/07/2013

OUUEG dives Pembrokeshire, in South Wales, 12-14th July 2013

Dates: 12-14th, July 2013, Author: Severin The pleasant anticipation of spending a weekend in the beautiful Welsh summer (= cold, rainy, windy) was disastrously thwarted by a cloudless sky, still air, and temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. And so, after a pleasant trip through British evening/weekend/holiday rush-hour […]
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! […]