Dancing with Seals: Farnes Islands, 18–20 September 2021

By Perry Thomas Let’s skip to the main event: this trip was about seals. For the first couple of dives on Saturday, the seals were skipping in and out of sight, teasing the divers with tantalising views and shadows in

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A Day Trip to Newhaven – 14 August 2021

By Mathilde Chartier “Finally” was the word on my mind as I headed to Victoria station Saturday morning. The other word was: “Oh God what have I got myself into?”. It was my first UK sea dive, and my first

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Eddie Beagley, RIP

It is with great sadness and not a little nostalgia that we commemorate the life of Eddie Beagley, one of Clidive’s co-founders, who passed away on 24 August 2021. From Clidive’s winning Heinke Trophy Submission (2020) ‘Eddie took up snorkelling

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From the archive: The most fun you can have in your thermals

I recently came across the text of a trip report I wrote in February 2009 – too long ago to still be on the Clidive website, but very appropriate given the weather we’ve just been experiencing. Enjoy! “Golly”, said Olli,

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AGM 2020 – the Highlights

By Elaine Hendry Friday 20 November saw Clidive holding its first ever remote Annual General Meeting, with 26 members gathering online to hear from  the outgoing committee, elect a new one and congratulate this year’s award winners. Despite the year

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