Plan the dive and dive the plan, that’s how things are meant to work. It’s a bit more difficult when you call up a local dive centre the day before to check the conditions and they tell you the visibility is all of 8 inches… And so it was that we changed plans last minute to abandon Newhaven and head back to our now well-known haunt – Selsey Bill.
Launching was a breeze in Bognor and the weather was very kind to us. After meeting up with the rest of the divers at East Beach slipway half the group went for a shore dive on the location of the old lifeboat station, and the rest went to find the outer Mulberry (lesson learnt here – limit numbers on a RIB trip). The Outer Mulberry was unusually hard to find because, as we later found out, the local dive club had removed the buoy for cleaning. Both waves had a pleasant dive spotting lobsters (berried, so we left them in piece), crabs, congers, flat fish, and rays.
Big thanks to Steve for spending the day as Cox’n, and Mulberry Divers for their help and advice as usual, giving us plenty more inspiration of places to dive in the area when we inevitably come back again.