The sun came out, the winds dropped and the sea was calm - so calm you could write your name on it - as the Club arrived in Malinbeg for a weekend of diving and socialising. With only a small group from Dive Inn Scuba to keep us company the pier, facilities and more importantly the dive sites at Mailnbeg were all ours to explore.
Brian the DO led us first to Shark rock to shake off any cobwebs. The vis was good with lobster and cray evident in the shelves and gullies around this dive site. Later that afternoon, with flat calm seas, we headed to Rathlin O'Beirne island. One group fell onto a well broken up wreck while another explored a reef with its octopus inhabitants.
Next morning the weather was even better and it was agreed to have one dive so that we could all enjoy the sun. Diving off Gloster Rock was like diving in clear fresh water with exceptional vis, lobsters, octopus and colour everywhere.
In the harbour the club also snorkeled and swam enjoying the clear waters and heat from the sun.
Many thanks to Seamus, our dry Cox, and all those who organised accommodation, towed equipment and arranged the weather.
Check out http://www.irish-subaqua.com/video/ for a video of the weekend.