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Scuba in Britain & the weather

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Anthony Appleyard, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Anthony Appleyard

    Anthony Appleyard Barracuda

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    How has scuba diving in Britain been coping with the recent weather?
     
  2. Vitesse2l

    Vitesse2l Angel Fish

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    Hi, my first post here.

    Certainly in the south west where I live there's been few opportunities for diving. I did go out with my club on the James Eagan Layne in January but the planned weekend dives have mostly been cancelled since. Nearby Prawle Point is currently having 50 mph gusts!
     
  3. JonG1

    JonG1 Angel Fish

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    It was fine in the flooded mine I was in week before last...
     
  4. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I suppose one could call Britain a flooded mine. Bit harsh, don’t you think?
     
  5. Omb

    Omb Angel Fish

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    Sooo...when is the weather the most stable? I want to get out to the Farnes Islands but want to hedge my bets on the time of year with the best weather. Right now I’m roughly planning for Sep or Okt. Thought?
     
  6. UFOrb

    UFOrb Barracuda

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    In general I would say you are more likely to have better, more stable weather in Sept than Oct, but it goes without saying that nothing is guaranteed.
    I always consider Sept to still be the tail end of summer, whereas Oct can be nice but it is definitely starting to feel much much like Autumn, becoming colder, windier & wetter!
    As a caveat, I live on the south coast, the other end of England to the Farne islands, and I haven't been to that part of the country for nearly 40 years, let alone dived there, so it may be best to hear to wait for a response from someone with more local knowledge.
     
  7. UFOrb

    UFOrb Barracuda

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    An attempt at humour?
     
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  8. Vitesse2l

    Vitesse2l Angel Fish

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    It's probably best to contact a local dive op for the Farnes.

    Down here (opposite end of the country) there's shore diving in sheltered Torbay but vis isn't wonderful. My next dive is rescue training in the pool. Vis isn't great there either but it is warmer.
     
  9. swimlikethefish

    swimlikethefish Divemaster

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    In America it is humor. We dropped U in 1776.
    :usa:
     
  10. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    After my Red Devils got squashed yesterday, I'm no longer in the humour business.
     

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