Porthkerris, Cornwall – August 2013

Porthkerris Dive CentreTim, Michal, Philippa, Brian John and I had 2 very nice days of diving down the Lizard peninsular from the Porthkerris dive centre boat, Celtic Cat, a very nice boat. Fast, stable, surprisingly spacious and equipped with a unique 2-divers-at-a-time lift. And the lunch was way above average. We all got 5 dives in, Tim and Michal got 6 by starting on Friday afternoon while the rest were stuck on the M5 or detouring around the M5. On Sunday in particular the sea was flat calm and glassy. It gets no better. We dived 3 wrecks and 2 reefs, one a shore dive from the pebble beach. The visibility was from good to very good, the water comfortable and sea-life mostly wrasse. Wrasse are pretty colourful so no complaints there.

Many thanks to Tim for putting the trip together. The Porthkerris set-up was good and is improving with the new accommodation and is definitely worth a return visit. We managed to get to one local pub and Michal and Lenka turned out a stunning stew for another evening so we were incredibly well fed.