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    Dive boats east coast

    Hi all,
    just found out the skipper of Providence out of Brid has retired, anyone know of any dive boats between Grimsby and Newcastle.
    Any info appreciated.
    Soup dragon

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    Picking up on this old thread, I've just been trying to research similar, and have only found the Mistress in Whitby (which mostly seems to run Angling trips?). Between there and the Farnes area I've also only found the Spellbinder. Are there really so few hard boats on this part of the East Coast?

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    Yes. You could try dropping Paula Lightfoot a line (she should be easy to find on FB), as she books all the Seasearch boats between Hull and East Scotland.
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    I can vouch for Spellbinder. Use Allan regularly.
    https://www.divespellbinder.co.uk/
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    Chieftain Charters out of Whitby (I think) briefly advertised diving charters, but that seems to have stopped. Shame really, I quite fancy some stuff of the coast there and it would be really convenient to get to! There's got to be plenty of wrecks off there, is it that tidal or weather exposed it is difficult to dive? Spell binder is OK, dived out of Newcastle a couple of times with them and always had a good dive. I think the TDT guys, Bob Scullion and Tim Cutter have a boat they are prepping for diving up there also, but not ready yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich1280 View Post
    ... is it that tidal or weather exposed it is difficult to dive? ..
    I think the main issue with the North Sea is vis. Although it can clear after an easterly it is generally not that good. As a result it is hard to make any money on the east coast. There is no shortage of wrecks but many are very heavily silted and so the vis goes as soon as you put divers on them unless they are spot on with buoyancy.

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    As a related follow up, we had a fun dive off Runswick Bay yesterday. My friend was desperate to get in, checked the Finstrokes website and suggested it. Aside from the car park and hill access bits, a lovely little dive. 64 minutes at a maximum of 4.9m, counted 18 lobsters of various sizes, all studiously walking away from the lobster pots, a solenette, butterfish and lots crabs. Seabed was white sand and a bit silty closer in to the beach.
    I’m sure other bits of the coast are similar if you’re in the area.
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    Threw me for a minute as The East Coast is generally considered to be Essex and Suffolk; further up the coast is the North East. Yotties are somewhat London centric...

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    the east coast is generally considered to be essex to lincs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    Threw me for a minute as The East Coast is generally considered to be Essex and Suffolk; further up the coast is the North East. Yotties are somewhat London centric...

    Like West Wales, they tend to mean Pembroke.


 
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