Lundy to dive with the seals, Lundy

Fri 9th July 2010

Trip Report

A superb trip, the seals certainly did their bit.

A real early start getting up at 4.30am then breakfast at Adele's cafe in Ilfracombe at 7.30. Loading "Obsession" at 8.15 and we were off, it looked nice and calm from the harbour but out and around the headland it was a bit lumpy. But out in the shelter of Lundy Island it was flat calm and the seals were lazying around the rocks just waiting for us.

Phil on his first Lundy trip was kitted up before we arrived at Lundy and he was first in with Dan, a bit excited I think. The seals were in the water and waiting. Jason and Sarah made the trip all the way from London for their first UK dive and just wanted to get close to one seal. I hoped they would not be dissappointed. Not long after and everyone in and the cameras were clicking away. End of dive one and everyone had got fairly close to the seals.

Andy then moved "Obsession" just a bit further up to Jennys Bay. Phil in first again quickly followed by everyone else this time, within minutes the seals were around us, close up encounters at their best. Seals nibbling your fins and then coming right up to the cameras and masks and then mouthing your hands so carefully even though they are wild animals. Back on the boat and everyone buzzing, I don't think Jason and Sarah were dissapointed, the sun came out and a flatter sea to go home on. A brilliant day, my thanks to everyone on board.

Trip Details

Another trip to Lundy for 2010 to dive with the seals. This is on Friday 9th July, leaving from Ilfracombe at about 8.30am, on board "Obsession". The cost I have held at the same as last year.

This trip is suitable for newly qualified divers and above.

I will be on board for the trip with Stuart, so if you wish to have an accompanied dive you can join us at no extra charge. If you wish to complete a course on the day, let me know in advance to see what we can arrange. This is strictly on a first come first served basis. Your place will be confirmed by email and then you have 7 days to send your cheque for the full amount payable to Somerset Divers, at 23 Labourham way, Cheddar, Somerset. BS27 3XJ. If the cheque is not received in that time your place will be cancelled and automatically go to the next person on the list. The cheques will not be cashed until just before the trip.

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Last Modified: 10-07-2010 09:28:10
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