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Jubilee in Swanage

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The long weekend celebrations were enjoyed by EMSUB with a trip to Swanage. Not only did we enjoy Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations but we had some of our own. 100th dive and turning 50 and a 70th birthday. Congratulations all round!


Swanage was a fabulous trip and thank you to Rob for organising. The diving, accommodation and refreshments were planned to perfection with contingency plans when things went awry.

Friday - Dive plan changed, and we dived the Kyarra (32m), a beautiful wreck with lots of history, marine life and artefacts (perfume bottles, tiles and even false teeth). The 2nd dive was the Fleur de Lys (14m) which exploded in 2016 and a barge. Again, lots of marine life and interest. Thank you to Paul Richardson for cooking curry and chilli for dinner, delicious.

Saturday - Bad weather meant diving was cancelled so we enjoyed a trip into Poole with a visit to the Seafood Festival, followed by fossil hunting at Lulworth Cove. Lots of fossils found especially in the local pub! My pulled pork tacos seem to be a hit for dinner.

Sunday - Diving the pier was not an option and so again the plan was adjusted to accommodate for the deteriorating weather conditions. 4 of us managed to squeeze in a cheeky dive to the Valentine Tanks. This didn’t disappoint, conger eels in every hole! and huge crabs and lobsters. Thanks also to Rob’s mum and dad who came along for the boat ride and served teas and coffees.

Fabulous trip, well planned and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Well done, Rob



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