The First Trip Of The Year To Dive With The Seals At Lundy, Lundy Island

Sun 20th May 2012

Trip Report

Another bright and early start and off to Ilfracombe, meeting for breakfast at Adeles to fuel us up for the day. Things were looking a bit lumpy in the harbour, so talk of seeing the breakfast again was in the air. But out round the headland and things didn't seem to bad. We then saw 2 porpoises passing us by, a good start.

Ian the skipper motored on to get us to Lundy in no time. Blue skies came out for our arrival and thankfully a very calm sea on the west side of the island. A couple of seals already waiting for us. Kitting up and jumping into a sea with amazing viz of 15-20m unbelievable. Seals were few and far between til about half way through the dive and we were joined by 4 seals on either side of the bay. Cameras clicking away. Apart from the seals there were thousands of amazing comb jellies with their flashing lights and blue jellyfish. Bit of a disaster Donna lost her camera, so if you find one out there with possibly some very private photos of her !!!! don't know what she meant by that, she would like it back. Back on board for a leisurely lunch in the sun.

Dive 2 and the seals had decided to leave us, just a couple of encounters. Back onboard and back to Ilfracombe on a nice flat sea. Ice creams to finish the day in the sun and back home. Feet up with a nice relaxing glass.

Trip Details

This is the first trip of the year to dive with the seals out on Lundy Island, this has proved an incredibly popular trip over the last couple of years. We have been treated not only to the seals coming to play and nibbling our fins but dolphins bow riding the boat and even once a passing whale, have a look at the previous trip reports.

But remember these are wild animals and I cannot gaurantee they will want to play

We will be leaving Ilfracombe onboard Obsession 1, at about 9am, back at about 5pm, the trip to the Island takes about 1 1/2 hours, we will find the seals and then get kitted up for 2 dives with them. You only need to be an Open Water Diver or even a snorkeller. Diving is best in the 5m area and leave the rest to the seals. Bring a camera if you can, I hope you will not be dissappointed.

I will be onboard with another instructor so if you would like a guided dive, no problem, no extra charge.

Last Modified: 20-05-2012 20:23:20
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