This would be my Fourth trip to Seil Island to dive with David Ainsley. A far better trip than last year.

The weather for our week in Oban was outstanding with no wind all week and the sea a mirror calm. David Ainsely’s new boat was very roomy and comfortable. Our first day was an easy shake down dive off the Garvellachs where we saw two Golden Eagles flying off the cliff above. The second day was up the Sound of Mull and to the Rondo.

The Rondo struck the lighthouse rock and had been forced over flattening the Lighthouse and then sank down the East Side. She now lies leaning on the island with her bow at 50m and her rudder at 8m with two places to swim between the ship and the rock face.

 

Armed with my new Sony I managed to get a few nice underwater pics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha and Heather enjoyed a swim

 

 

 

 

 
 

On one of our surface intervals with mirror calm seas we entered the Corryvreckan which is a tidal passage with a huge underwater pinnacle this causes massive whirlpools and is the third largest maelstrom in the world.

Our next trip up the Sound of Mull was to dive the Hispania (Right), which sank after collision. She now lies upright with a slight list to starboard covered with filter feeders, a very pretty sight and Kays all time favourite wreck

On our way back we dived the Thesis another huge ship sitting upright with a lot of hull plates missing after salvage. This again was abundant with marine life and a lovely dive to do. I accomplished this dive the old fashioned way with watch depth gauge and tables as I had left my computer hanging on the rail of the boat above.

We get asked to give a lift with a crashed Microlight (Less of a Microlight and more of a Light Aircraft)