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Lundy Bay Bioblitz – Debris Dive

02/07/2016 @ 12:00 - 03/07/2016 @ 15:00

Free

*** Diving Elements Cancelled due to weather  updated 29/06/2016 *** but all the other non-diving activities will continue.

The weather is not looking good for the diving side of things on Saturday so unfortunately we have cancelled the 2 dives (strong westerly winds and a large swell). We are sorry.

However, if you are still up for taking part there will be lots of topside events and activities including seawatches, rockpooling, bat watching, moth trapping, and midnight rockpooling. Some people will also be bringing snorkelling kit in case the conditions miraculously improve on the day!

There is camping for volunteers free and you are welcome to come and join in! If you want to do night rockpooling bring lots of torches! For more info please contact the organiser Sarah Stevens of National Trust SarahE.Stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01208 863821.

Fathoms Free will still be there and will be camping too – so lets not let the weather spoil the weekend – get some fresh air and participate 🙂 – See you there….

Lundy Bay Bioblitz on 2nd and 3rd of July at Lundy bay near Polzeath. This unmissable conservation event has been organised by National Trust. A Bioblitz is a 24hr search of an area seeking to document as many species of living things as possible and you’re all invited to be involved with as many aspects of this as you wish. Please see the poster and details posted in the news feed! The Bioblitz includes the land, activities including Rockpooling, seawatching, insect surveys, wildflower walks, bird watching, bat surveys moth trapping and even midnight rockpooling have been planned!

Our contribution to proceedings will be two dives on Saturday; a Lobster release with the National Lobster hatchery at 13:00hrs and Dive for Debris at approx 16:30hrs. We will also be teaming up with The Wildlife Trust, they will be organising a shore dive/snorkel survey on Saturday afternoon at approx 15:00hrs and a midnight rockpool survey and a full Shoresearch survey on Sunday. To get our dive kit down to the cove (which has poor access) we will be using a boat to ferry the heavier items of dive kit (cylinders and weights) from Port Gaverne to the dive site. For those that wish to transport equipment meet at Port Gaverne at 12:00hrs on Saturday. Everyone else it’ll be 13:00hrs at Lundy Bay. There will also be free camping although please bring with you everything you need including sufficient drinking water.

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Diving Venue: Lundy Bay, Cornwall PL27 6QZ
Time: Divers – Meet at Port Gaverne at 12.00pm Saturday to transport any kit by ferry (Lobster release dive will be at 13.30pm)
Time: Divers – Lundy Bay at 16.30pm Saturday (Dive for Debris)
Facilities: Free Camping (but bring all your own camping kit and fresh water)

General info if you haven’t been to one of our diving events before!

  • Divers need to be suitably qualified individuals, deemed to be adequately experienced or appropriately supervised
  • Bring your own full dive kit (if you do need any additional kit, please contact us, we maybe able to put you in touch with someone who can help) ie Air fill or Cylinder Hire etc
  • Bring your own divers net bag/knife/scissors/smb/gloves/qualification cert cards
  • Enough air for Two dives (Saturday)

Details

Start:
02/07/2016 @ 12:00
End:
03/07/2016 @ 15:00
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1246846652016390/

Organiser

Rob Thompson
Email:
rob@fathomsfree.org
Website:
fathomsfree.org

Venue

Lundy Bay
Near Polzeath Cornwall PL27 6QZ United Kingdom + Google Map
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1246846652016390/