GLUG dive trip - PLYMOUTH - Saturday 27th- Monday 29th August 2022 (August Bank Holiday Weekend)
Plymouth Trip Booking Form
Trip Organiser: Mark
Max number: 10
Participants: Mark, Debi, Gordon, Fiona M, Kristy
This firm fixture of the GLUG dive calendar is one not to be missed. In recent years we have been blessed with truly stunning weather and also visibility which has left seasoned divers tapping their computers to check that deco warnings are real and pinching themselves that this is the UK!
This is a wreck divers paradise however there’s plenty for those who like reefs and little things too as good weather allows us to venture to reefs only accessible on those occasions. We dive from Venture a hard boat with a hydraulic lift, toilet, skipper (always a bonus!) and a fair amount of space for 10 divers. That’s 10 divers sans respective kitchen sinks!
Whilst this trip is suitable for a range of diving experience, Plymouth in fair weather offers some deeper dives including wrecks and sometimes we’re lucky to be able to reach the Eddystone Lighthouse. Dives are in the range 20-35m and diving on Nitrox is a wise choice to maximise dive time on the deeper dives as well as leaving you less tired for the journey home
This is definitely a trip to aim for if your skills, experience or logged dive numbers are in short supply, thereafter it’s sure to be a firm favourite. If in doubt as to whether you can go on this trip, please ask.
Usual applies, dive safely, no return to port so take enough cylinders and/or gas for 2 dives per day, smile, enjoy the marine life and the metal, drink lots of tea/coffee/hot chocolate and wear a hat and/or protect yourself from the sun machine in the sky!
Bring lunch, some on-board snacks (hot) are provided however a ravenous diver may well need more!
This is a mix’n’match trip so expect different buddies each day to keep things fresh.
Diving on Nitrox is very possible and well advised on this trip. Those diving on Nitrox will where possible be buddied together to maximise the benefits.
TBC - You are welcome to arrange your own accommodation or indicate that you would prefer to be part of group accommodation. With restrictions lifted things should be significantly easier however I am looking to book early to avoid potential price hikes and the dreaded 'covid recovery surcharges'!
The boat leaves from Mount Batten Marina (water taxi pontoon), parking is in the nearby free car park with toilet facilities and dive fills are located at the nearby Mountbatten centre.
For this trip to run smoothly there are a series of group and individual effort initiatives which were tested in 2017 and which will be refined in 2018. These are best summarized as many hand equals light work and less faff, more fun!
Following two years of self catering/takeaways I'm am planning to revive the traditional evening meal out at different pubs on the Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Diving: £175 (tbc, there has been a price rise)
Payment Options are Bank Transfer or GoCardless (DD);
* Bank transfer:
Before 1st July: £35 deposit on booking & balance before 25th July
After 1st July: Full balance on booking.
Before 20th May: 3 monthly payments of £58.33 starting 25th May
After 20th May: Full balance on booking
Full balance on booking
Payment options are offered for your convenience and at GLUG’s expense, all fees and charges made by payment processors are absorbed by GLUG as an operational cost. Cut off time are to ensure payments are received in good time and to make the administration of the club easier. Accommodation, meals, gas fills, evening drinks and transport all extra, payable during the trip.
Deposits and part payments made are non-refundable unless the space is filled by another diver, empty spaces will be filled BEFORE unwanted spaces are reallocated.
N.B. You need to be a GLUG member to join this trip so if you have not already paid or renew your GLUG membership fee, you can sign up from the membership page.