Celtic Diving Base
Goodwick Parrog,
Pembrokeshire,
West Wales
SA64 0DE
Tel: 01348 871938
Mob: 07816 640684
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JULY


A very busy last week of July

Another trip to Ireland covering for the Celtic Crow Conquest rowing event. Great sucess !!! See the link: Click here.

A midweek PADI Open Water Diver course manned by Cen and Will, well done to Adam, Rowan, Chris and Cath for passing !

Plus back to back charter both weekends...

Glad to have a break in the office !

Celtic Crow Contest

Smalls Feature "Big Trip to The Smalls " - John Liddiard
Published in Diver magazine July 2011

Click here to see our Smalls in Diver Magazine !

For some excellent visibility and an incredible variety of species, twenty miles out to sea, west of Skomer Island lie The Smalls.

The Smalls are famous for the marine life, including a large colony of seals. Visibility can be up to 25 metres.

There are a number of shipwrecks here but these are fairly well broken up and eclipsed by the fantastastic topography and underwater life that can be observed.

The Smalls are also a great spot for seeing pods of dolphins and catching tasty mackerel !

Weather conditions and tides have to be correct - we can only dive this site on certain dates please discuss with us prior to booking

JH on the Smalls

The Trip to Remember

Mark, Bob, JanHazel and the Star were engaged as safety boat cover for the rowing part of this gruelling event.

The start was Dublin where the participants cycled to Arklow, then they rowed to Porthmadog and eventually hiked up Snowdon !

This was all done to help raise awareness for the The Alzheimer's Society, for more details on the event please follow the link:

The Trip To Remember



JUNE


The season is here !!!

This is more like it ! the season starts off with the May Bank Holiday bringing us into June. Viz is improving daily, plankton dissapearing.

We have now buoyed off and dived; HMS Whirlwind, Herefordshire, Calburga, Vendome, Dan Beard, Penanglas, Cow & Calf, Slate Wreck, Musgrave, Leysian, Baron Carnegie, Dead Eye Reef, Gramsbergen !

Viz up to 10mts !!!

We are planning to shot more targets and search for some unknowns with our new sidescan sonar.

We are booked up into October so fingers crossed for good weather.

See our Smalls in July issue of Diver magazine by John Liddiard !

Opposite: one of a series of paintings of Wandrin' Star by Mark's Dad Bri.

Wandrin' Star by Bri


MAY



Bad weather and bookings rescheduled, seems we are having April's weather now !

 


APRIL


Good weather but no bookings !



MARCH



Wandrin' Star back in Fishguard and now Cat 2 licenced

Directly after the refit at Mustang Marine: replacement propshaft cutlass bearings, new sea cocks, sidescan transducer gland, modified davits, we had the 5 year MCA survey, so Mark has been very busy.

We have upped the code of practice to Category 2 now which means we are able to operate commercially up to 60 miles from safe haven.

The trip back to Fishguard from Milford was memorable for all the right reasons ! We dived the Lucy at Skomer and the Calburga at Strumble head with fair winds and following seas all the way !

  Wandrin' Star - Fishguard

FEBRUARY


StarSki is launched !

We have just come back from the Alps after a brilliant trip to La Rosier.

Fantastic skiing in both France and Italy, amazing scenery, no queus for the lifts, pistes suitable for beginner through to advanced, great apres ski, awesome food and hospitality.

Celtic Diving will be arranging another ski trip for January next year, featuring travel via Euro Star and catered chalet.

Anyone interested to join us please put your name down and we will get back with details in due course.

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