Rick Ayrton Blog

October 11, 2017

Snorkeling the river of life

I’ve been off grid for a good deal of the summer traveling around and diving Canada’s Vancouver Island. Culminating in a visit to the remote  God’s Pocket resort close to the northern tip of Vancouver […]
June 16, 2017
wrecks pt2

Wrecks Pt2

The second & final part of this series about wrecks takes us to the heart of a steam ship, its engine from there aft to the stern. It is worth understanding how the ubiquitous triple […]
May 15, 2017

New Blood

It’s great to see new blood joining our fantastic sport of diving. I often hear people complaining about the lack of young people taking up our sport. I hope I have done my bit by […]
March 30, 2017
wrecks

Wrecks! pt1

When diving on wrecks, can you appreciate what that pile of broken & twisted metal actually is? Some wrecks remain fairly well held together and are instantly recognisable for what they are but many others represent a real challenge. I’m sure experienced divers will empathise when I describe a scenario where different divers have opposing views on what you had all just swum over, were you really on the same dive?
February 1, 2017
winter diving

Winter Diving anyone?

I have survived the dismal winter month of January, I hope you have too. Needing to clear a heavy head cold before I christened my 2017 dive year, I had to wait until later in January to get wet. Once I started this winters benign conditions have delivered yet again.
December 8, 2016
Scuba santas

Time of the Season

I hope the 2016 dive season has been good to you. The UK diving scene quietens down at this time of year. There is a final flourish though, all in a good cause, scuba diving […]