Gates opened early again today, and we joined the many other divers visiting Buckland that morning. The Bermondsey lot - doing our 3rd lake trip of the year - comprised Lee, Sara, Clive, Ken, Ed, Victor and Vinay, with Sally kindly doing shore cover, and despite our numbers we got demoted to the cramped benches nearest to the water when a diving school arrived. Sunshine and cake made up for this, though.
Sara and Vinay ticked off Ocean Diver sheltered water lessons (Sara completing hers), Victor finally got DO1 done (thanks, Ken), and Ed shook down. For some of us it was good to get in the water in preparation for the Pembrokeshire trip the following weekend.
Water was 14 degrees at the surface, 9 degrees in the coldest parts. Visibility varied.
After 2 dives, an unlawful confiscation of ankle weights, and more cake, some of us visited Buckland's new cafe (and ceramics shop) for signing off qualification records and post-dive banter.