Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Mon, 2009-11-23
Caithness Diving Club is about 40 years old. Dive routinely around the north-eastern corner of the UK. Club hut is in Thurso. They have dive sites on the north and east coasts of Caithness. They dive regularly from the shore and we have a 6.5m RIB which gives us access to many other dive sites.
Find out where the locals dive! There are many beautiful dive sites around the coast of Caithness waiting to be explored. The visibility is normally good and most dives are 20 metres or less.
The Club Hut is situated near the end of Davidson’s Lane. As you enter Thurso on the main A9, turn right just before the bridge. The club has a 6.5m RIB, Hagar, which we use throughout the year.
The club is planning to moor Hagar in the new marina at Wick for the summer months to make evening boat diving more convenient. Training can be arranged to suit individual requirements at any time during the year.
The peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland are a special place a vast and ancient landscape on a scale scarcely matched in the UK They are a place for wildlife supporting a wide array of distinctive and often rare plants birds and animals. This site is at Portskerra, a favourite of the Sub-Aqua Club for a shore dive.
Portskerra dive site is a haven for sea life. The dive starts through an underwater arch and heads through some gullies to the outer reef. The less experienced can stay on the inside and potter around in a number of pools with plenty of crannies to shelter all manner of fish, crabs and lobsters, plus the usual encrusting growth.
The more adventurous or energetic head to the outside of the reef, where it is deeper and there are caves and large boulders, and less kelp due to the north exposure.
Email: h…@mackayunderwater.com Membership Secretary (Hugh Mackay)
Email: i…@killimster.co.uk Training Officer (Ian Mackay)
If you are a diver, call along to the club hut on a Tuesday or Thursday evening at 6.00pm or on Sunday at 10.00am.
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