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U-Burgervan (Boddam Quarry)

By cuparsubaqua, Feb 24 2016 12:24PM

After an early start, our three explorers met up and headed north to offer themselves to the underwater gods as Guinea pigs, to discover new sites for diving.

On arrival at Stirlinghill, Boddam we kitted up and entered the water at an easy stride entry access point. Once over the shallow stone ledge we dropped down into the first pit (~13m) which has a large chequered board and drafts, should divers need to kill some time, and the walls in places were decorated with Halloween masks.

Separating this initial pit from the next was a wall of rock, but after swimming down the opening/channel to the south, we entered the deeper chamber (~23m) where more masks and a motorcycle can be checked out. By ascending to ~14m, we found ourselves on a shelved area containing more rocks and a burger-van. Unfortunately, no hot beverages or food were found during our search, as warmth was one thing our fingers needed at this stage (3 degrees).

We set off back to the first pit, swimming over part of the dividing rock wall and after a safety stop we surfaced into the sun and exited the water on the rocks to the right of our entry point.

Andy - photo courtesy of Steve A

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