Farne Islands

Twelve Stratford Divers headed to Northumberland in early July to dive the clear waters round the Farne Islands. Last year we had only been allowed to have 7 on the boat due to Covid restrictions but happily we had a full complement this year. We were: Hoppo, Peter T, Paul…

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Isles of Scilly Expedition June 2021

The annual club trip to the Isles of Scilly ran from June to 11th to 18th and was a huge success this year. The weather was kind and the conditions were very good for diving. Jon and Andy expertly took the club rib Hornet across while the rest of us…

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Plymouth May Bank Holiday 2021

A large number of members struggled down the M5 through the perfect storm of B/H, half-term, good weather and a burgeoning sense of freedom. We camped and dived down in the southwest and from the larger group 10 divers shared both Hornet and Portia and did some really nice diving…

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Lundy May 2021

After lockdown ended, nothing short of Armageddon would have stopped Angie and the Lundy 2021 group from getting to Devon. In the end, the weather felt pretty close to that! Angie, Thaedra, Alastair, Jamie, Nic, John, Andy, Chris, Simon and Denise all made it despite the dire weather warnings. Nic…

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Mince pie diving in the time of Covid

Underwater Christmas tree

Like most diving arrangements this year our Annual Mince Pie Dive Day on December 18th hung in the balance until the preceding few days. However the Covid regulations in force on the day worked in our favour. Stoney was in Tier 3, we were in Tier 3, and we didn’t…

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Scilly—a dive trip without dives!

Organising a dive trip to the Isles of Scilly is always a challenging task, but even more so when you have to contend with a global pandemic! No worries, Team Stratford rose to the challenge, and spurred on by the drive of Andy Bacon we managed to find ways to…

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