Done a lot of diving recently: shore dives at Beadnell, and boat dives at Eyemouth. I wonder if other divers go through their dives thinking "I could have done that dive differently..." Probably. Then again, I've only just done 60 dives, so I'm still serving my apprenticeship. I'm also still in the process of getting all my gear set up, since I now have quite a lot of it. Fortunately, I have good diving buddies to help me on the way!
Highlight of the dives at Eyemouth were some rather pretty corkwing wrasse, and some amazing diving seabirds. We were 10m down, and they were swimming around us like penguins! Sadly, the camera battery had flattened itself by then, so you'll have to take my word for it. Here's a picture of a plumrose anemone to make up for it.
Visibility at Beadnell on 29th April 2011 was not great, but it was a sunny day and carried with it the inestimable happiness of not being stuck indoors watching the Royal Wedding. I have no particular dislike for Wills'n'Kate, but I don't know them, either. The vis was awful, but the dive was redeemed by my dive buddy K's sharp-eyed spotting of a scorpionfish. I've never had a chance to take a photo of one before, so here it is!