Over the bank holiday weekend, Shrewsbury SAC took 14 members diving to the Llyn Peninsula. This is one of our regular haunts so we rolled up to our 'resident' campsite at Tyn Rhos where we have camping, bunks, comunual seating area that is (almost) dry and, most important, a compressor. This trip saw the first outing for our newest purchase, a 2nd RIB. Previous dives have been limited on numbers as we only had one boat, but adding a second the the 'fleet' means pretty much anyone who wants to dive can do so.
Saturday was about as perfect as you can get. High pressure, the flattest sea you can imagine, almost on neap tides, low & high water at convenient times. So off we went to Big Rock, an isolated rock about 500 m off-shore. We dropped a shot onto the pinacle and off we went to explore. All but the last pair. The tide was starting to run by the time they went in - sorry Emily! For the second dive we headed to another well known location, White Rock, for another lovely dive.
Sunday dawned wet and windy. So Plan B was put into action - a lie in followed by all day breakfast at Weaterspoons in Pwllheli. By afternoon the sun had come out and the wind shifted to the west. So we took the boats down to Abersoch and had a lovely dive off St Tudds - one boat went east & one went west. Everyone saw seals. Sorry no photos, but I did get some crabs.
Monday was dry but windy. We had been planning to do the Gwynfaen, a lovely wreck up the coast from Porth Ysgaden harbour. But the thought of slogging up and back in a big sea, plus an uncomfortable kit up on a rolling boat was enough to make us change our minds. So we had a nice leisurely pack up, washed the boats & kit & made our way home before the bulk of the bank holiday traffic.