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Old 29 October 2009, 14:47   #31
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Old 29 October 2009, 15:14   #32
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Sadly not

Hubby decread that this holiday needed to be DIY so like a good wifey I agreed ... on the condition we spend a week in Dale at Christmas!!!!

Sorry DHD - was really looking forward to it

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Old 29 October 2009, 16:40   #33
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On a good day the SIB would be more than capable, there just arenít many good days! My concern would be that the conditions vary wildly at the heads throughout any given day with the state of the tide, the wind and swell all playing a part. I generally find that I either have a good journey out the islands or a good journey back rarely both. Even if you get to the heads it can be a long slog to the islands in a small boat. I made the trip to the islands from Gelliswick many times in a 5m Humber Assault with a 60 HP engine and it was tedious in anything other that very good conditions. I agree with DHD coast hugging will give you no advantage if you are going for it take the most direct route. What tow vehicle do you have? If you have decent ground clearance consider launching at St Brides. This gives you great access to some really good dives without having to run the gauntlet of the heads. Sites such as The Lucy, Rye Rocks, The North Wall, Stack Rocks, Hen and Chicks, High Point etc etc are easily reached. If you donít have ground clearance consider launching at Little Haven and motoring a bit further. Both of these launch sites offer you the benefit of remaining within the relative safety of St Brides bay for the whole trip. Apologies if I am stating the obvious. I have used all of the launch sites mentioned and dived all of the dives mentioned, if you want any more info let me know.

I have an attic full of dive gear, I know the waters of Pembrokeshire well, I have a 5.85m RIB which I have owned for 3 years and I have never dived off it! Typing this has made me realise how lazy and dull I am.
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I have an attic full of dive gear, I know the waters of Pembrokeshire well, I have a 5.85m RIB which I have owned for 3 years and I have never dived off it! Typing this has made me realise how lazy and dull I am.
This is a good start! We say that Youth is wasted on the young and laugh, but if I wasted mine, I'm damn sure I'm not to look back from old age and regret that I wasted my middle age too!

Seize the days and let the years worry about themselves
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This is a good start! We say that Youth is wasted on the young and laugh, but if I wasted mine, I'm damn sure I'm not to look back from old age and regret that I wasted my middle age too!


'Kin 'eck! These are the most sensible three lines to come off of your keyboard for a long time.
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This smacks of a slightly naff Ribnet tag-line.
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So, you dive, kneeboard, wakeboard, ski, fish, cruise, sail,........

Yep, life's pretty dull and lazy down here.....
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So, you dive, kneeboard, wakeboard, ski, fish, cruise, sail,........

Yep, life's pretty dull and lazy down here.....
Sounds like a new bezzy mate for Hugh J.
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I am guessing that's not a compliment, would you like to expand to enlighten me Mollers?
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What tow vehicle do you have? If you have decent ground clearance consider launching at St Brides. This gives you great access to some really good dives without having to run the gauntlet of the heads. Sites such as The Lucy, Rye Rocks, The North Wall, Stack Rocks, Hen and Chicks, High Point etc etc are easily reached.

Woot - that sounds like a great idea. I've got an Xtrail which gives a reasonable ground clearance and if it's too much the boat can be manhandled without too much difficulty.

I'll do some googling on the dive sites you mention, but may well pick your brains a bit nearer the time!

Currently planning another trip out to the red sea for some winter diving but looking forward to the chance to do some more UK diving later in the new year.

PS the attic is no place for dive equip, get it out and get it used! :-)
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