Rick Ayrton Blog

March 26, 2018

Long Distance Truk(ers)

It can be very difficult to grade a trip, I often find that the most recent trip is the best – ever. British Columbia last September was amazing, Malin Head before that was fantastic. Fast […]
December 11, 2017

Super Yacht – Super Wreck

I don’t suppose many (if any) of us will get an invitation to have a look around Roman Abramovich’s super yacht Eclipse, the 162m state of the art craft which boasts 2 swimming pools (one […]
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! 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?