Rosehearty 11/06/16

It was a little while ago now but a few members made the trip up to Rosehearty for a day shore diving back in June. There had been a club boat dive planned but due to the SE winds on the day that was cancelled and instead of the usual plan B of heading west we decided to head north for a change.

Ryan, Wojciech, Ken, David, and I arrived on site quite early to find we had the place to ourselves (for now!). It was quite overcast but the coast was sheltered from the wind so sea conditions were calm, which was good as the entry/exit could be difficult here in anything other than calm conditions.

Rosehearty Entry
Rosehearty Entry

It has been a few years since Ken and I had dived here and it was the first time for the others so we were keen to get in.

Ryan, Wojciech, and I went in first and had a really nice dive exploring all of the gullies to the east of the entry point, visibility was good and even though it was cloudy there was still plenty of ambient light during the dive, our max depth was only 10m. The gullies can get a little confusing but after retracing our route we were able to find our way back to the entry point. Ken and David went in after us and followed pretty much the same plan on their dive although they did spot an angler fish which is a great find!

Rosehearty Gully
Rosehearty Gully

For our second dive I decided to try to find the pinnacle that sits a little further offshore than the gullies, unfortunately I couldn’t find it this time, I think we were getting close towards the end of the dive but we were running out of time so had to make our way back to the entry point, I had found this on 2 previous dives although that was nearly 4 years ago! When we surfaced we found a large group of trainees from a local dive school had descended on the site so getting out took a bit of patience, Ken and David almost had to join a queue to begin their second dive but it didn’t take that long in the end so they were soon on their way and had a good second dive.

Wojciech
Wojciech
Ryan
Ryan

Following their dive it and one last clamber over the rocks up the shore it was time to pack up and head home. It was great to dive Rosehearty again, a really nice site with impressive underwater scenery and lots of life to be found.

Shore Cover
Shore Cover

For a few more photos click here or check out the gallery page.

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