It has been a few years since I have been able to do some boat diving off St Abbs. I should have been diving here a few weeks ago but some the virus hit me and the Boss for a few days, so the visit was delayed a little.
We stayed up in Coldingham with friends who now run St Abbs Charters https://stabbscharters.com/ and who have some B&B accommodation. So Saturday 25th we dived off Stingray and then on Monday 27th we dived off Wavedancer.
It is fair to say that the water was a tad cool varying between 9c and 11c depending on which dive computer you chose to believe. There is currently no where near as many edible crabs and lobster than I saw back in 2016. This may be due to the cool water. Viz is fairly decent.
So here are the four dives that I managed to do. I happened to see some wildlife that I am not too sure about. Please see the questions shown below.
At three minutes into the video there is a big sea slug, about 15cm in length. There is a sea urchin to the left for scaling purposes. Please can anyone assist with identifying what this is?
At three minutes and twenty seconds there is a brown stripy fish. It looks a lot like a wolffish but I thought that these fish were normally a blue/grey. Please can anyone confirm what the fish is