Next Wednesday 24th August we will be conducting a special dive to
the wreck of the Persier (weather permitting).
Persier is arguably one of the best dives in South Devon, lying in
about 30-32m of water (general depth 28m). This large wreck is
broken up but has many interesting features, including the propshaft
tunnel, rudder, spare prop, anchors and loads of big winches.
This is a more advanced deeper wreck dive so is only suitable for
PADI Advanced Open Water Divers/equivalent and above, and divers
MUST be comfortable diving at 30m.
This dive is open to both MCS members, and non-MCS members, so
please feel free to pass this email along to anyone you think may be
interested in joining us!
The dive still costs just £12.50, a saving of £7.50 on the usual
We will be using Seeker for the dive, a 12m hardboat with electric
lift to get you back onboard easily. There are tea, coffee and
toilet facilities on board, and I always bring snacks or sweets for
The boat will leave the pontoon at 6.30pm on the night, so please
arrive a little earlier to get ready. To book your place on the
dive, please call the dive centre, Deep Blue, on (01752) 491490. We
are expecting this dive to fill up quickly so book early to avoid
If you need to cancel your place on the dive for any reason, please
phone Deep Blue on (01752) 491490 or email me on
by 12pm on the day prior to the dive,
otherwise you will be charged the full amount (£12.50) for the dive.
This is standard dive centre procedure!
After the dive, we will fill in some simple Seasearch forms to
record the marine life we've seen during the dive. We usually go
over to the Mount Batten Hotel bar after the dive to do this. Forms
and ID guides are provided but you do of course have to buy your own
drinks! And don't worry, you don't have to be an expert on marine
life identification, every little helps!
See you on Wednesday!