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iDive News September 2020

Northumbria Doesn’t Disappoint with Varied Diving

Five club members and a guest headed up to The Farne Isles earlier this month for a few days diving on board William Shiel’s boat ‘Glad Tidings’.

This is a popular destination for UK divers, and it’s not difficult to see why. It is a beautiful coastline and the islands teem with life, both above and below the water. Visibility is generally good, the diving is varied and suitable for all levels of experience. The sea temperature is never that warm in this part of the world so a dry suit makes life much more comfortable but it’s certainly ‘doable’ in a semi-dry suit if you’re happy with a more invigorating dive! The resident seals are one of the major attractions but there is also a great range of scenic dive sites as well a good selection of wrecks for the rust enthusiasts. The group had two dives a day over four days. Some of the images taken on this trip, organised by Alan Beaumont, can be seen here. If you’ve not dived The Farnes it’s definitely a destination that should be on your list.