Rosroe Pier, Sat 22nd Sept. ‘18
What started off as a dull & misty day that didn’t look too promising at the clubhouse made a quick turnaround as we left the city and headed out into Connemara. The clouds lifted and the sun greeted us as we arrived on Rosroe Pier.
We wasted no time in getting geared up and into the water and were fortunate enough that our leaders managed to squeezed in two dives for each of us, and all of us got down to at least 15m, with most of us nearing the 20m mark. We were all delighted to get another couple of our club diver dives signed off in the logbooks.
Most groups finned out and dropped down to explore the shipwreck, which many of us had never seen before, and it’s safe to say we weren’t disappointed.
There was no shortage of life either, with plenty of congers, lobsters, hermit crabs, sponges, starfish and shrimp to name but a few. My group was lucky enough to stumble upon an octopus who stayed around for a couple of minutes to investigate what we were all about. Hands down the coolest guy I’ve seen under the water to date.
Surfacing to the sun and being able to dry off and warm up fully between dives had everyone in good spirits, helped along by the usual infinite supply of Toffee Pops and dad jokes from Sean McLoughlin.
After a long and tiring but very good day of diving, we packed up and headed for home, but not before stopping to treat ourselves to one of the infamous ham & cheese toasties that us newbies have heard so much about. We weren’t disappointed and they were the perfect way to end the day’s diving. Kudos to Sean for organising the day trip and making sure we all arrived home in one piece ☺