In early July four of us travelled across to visit the picturesque coastline of Pembrokeshire, Wales. The week had been organised by Joe. He unfortunately had to drop out, much to his disappointment. We used the club RHIB (Ray M), that performed flawlessly.
The first couple of days where based on a campsite in a mix of tent and caravan. The rest of the week was at based at Upper Neeston Bunkhouses, self catering accommodation (upperneeston.co.uk)
They are ‘diver friendly’ and the bunk house sleeps 10 people in two rooms. They were happy for us to leave our boat or trailer in their yard. There is a slipway at Gelliswick just 10 minutes away where the boat can be launched. We, however, chose to launch from Dale every day. It is a little further away but suited us as the boat could be left moored up overnight and there are also better facilities there.
We did 38 dives over the 5 days with one day was blown out. Dives included the wrecks of the Lucy, Behar, Dakotian and Queen as well as reefs around Skomer and Skokholm Islands. Between dives there was a bit of fishing and plenty of wildlife to watch including the many, and amazing, little Puffins.
Overall, this is a great location to dive. Suitable for novice divers and experienced divers, lots of interesting sites (wreck and reef), good viz and friendly locals.
There are few pictures below of the slip at Dale, the coat from land and boat as well as some of the underwater life.