A perfect weekend..in November ?

Nov 20 2014 Posted by Office Administraton

2014-11-16 Simon Henderson Over and Under Duncap Head 2014-11-16 Sunday Morning Dungap Dive Party


16th November 2014.

It was a perfect morning for diving last weekend, with no wind, bright sunshine and only a slight swell.The unexpectedly kind November conditions allowed a dive party from Sheephaven SAC to put out from Downings for a one stick dive on the Black Rock. For two of the dive party it was an opportunity to complete the practical element of their Nitrox course, when they completed the dive on Nitrox 28 with a Maximum Operating Depth of 40 metres.

It was another perfect day and another perfect dive for Sheephaven divers as they put out on Sunday morning from Downings for Duncap Head, led by James Clay. Two boat loads of divers crossed Sheephaven Bay on a glassy calm sea and bright sunshine that was low on the horizon and cast unusual shadows on Horn Head and Rosguill peninsula. The dives were conducted on the tip of Duncap Head and also for some of the dive party at the Duncap Swim Through. Dive times of up to forty minutes were recorded with maximum depth of 30 metres.

Meanwhile another party of Sheephaven snorkelers put out from Killyhoey Beach and snorkelled to Horn Head where they spend a wonderful morning exploring the caves and gullies that make up the headlands shoreline. In addition to the caves and gullies the snorkelers came across the two wrecks that sunk on the entrance to Dunfanaghy early in the 20th Century and one of which, The Slate Wreck, can be seen at extreme low tides.

The two simultaneous Sunday Sheephaven activities were made possible due to the wonderful November weather that gave us perfect conditions on a beautiful Sunday morning.

For anyone who wants to experience a weekend like last weekend there is an opportunity to get a taste of what diving is all about on Wednesday the 26th November at 8pm, when Sheephaven SAC will host a free Try-A-Dive at the Mevagh Dive Centre.