Portland Easter 2003


Susie led the way again this year - with the first real dunk of the year. The weather wasn't kind but only one day was lost - and the diving was OK on the west side of the Bill by the time Dawn and I joined the crew on the Sunday. There are some of Davids pictures as well as my selection - he saw some good stuff and as usual I spent time searching out tiny slugs. As usual click on the first thumbnail, and then 'next preview' to step through the snaps.

The advance party (Dawn and I went down 2 days later). Andrew, Bob, Susie (front), David (back), John, Frances and ?
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Spider crab on the ceiling
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Pulpit Rock at the Southern point of Portland Bill
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A consensus was reached on the sea conditions on the East side of Portland Bill
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Dive flags have many uses, here Budgie (our Skipper) persuades the cooling system to work with one.
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Boring sponge?
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Feisty lobster
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A sleepy dogfish - its a shark!
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I wish I'd seen this cuttlefish
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Seems friendly
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Budgie in civvies (codpiece not to scale)
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John and a load of balls
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The cool kids on the sun deck
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Snakelocks anenome
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Fan worms
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Feathery fanworm
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Nudibranch
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Dawn and her string
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Nudibranch
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Fanworms
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Nudibranch mid water
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A flabellina nudibranch
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Nudibranch
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Dead mans fingers - sponge
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Nudibranch eggs
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Green anenomes
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A top shell
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Top Gun - Budgie's boat
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Dawn takes the lift to the first floor
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Opinions varied on the quality of the ride home
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Rob Spray.