A fairly unique and unusual opportunity was presented to members of the club when, through Seasearch, we were given the opportunity to dive in one of Liverpool’s famous Docks.
Recently a PADI commercial dive school started operation in Princes Dock and Scuba Escape will open next year offering underwater escape room adventures. The company recently previewed on BBC’s The One Show.
We had the opportunity to explore Dukes Dock which is where the Bridgewater Canal meets the River Mersey and which is owned by the Canal and Rivers Trust.
Whilst the dock is not deep it’s waters are clear and its walls and features host to an array of underwater species including crabs, dog fish and jellyfish.
An early start got us to the dockside for 9.15am and we prepared for our activity.
Although a bright and mild day the water temperature as only 7C so on the tad chilly side. Each diving pair got their own area and dock wall to explore and every inch was covered with some kind of life including sea weeds, sponges and sea squirts. There were also some small moon jelly fish, prawns, crabs and fish.
The visibility was not great on the day, only about 3m but it was an interesting place to visit. We hope to have another opportunity next year, plus we will continue our approach to ABP in Barrow…