Challaborough

  • Sat 13th June to Sat 20th June 2009
  • Organiser: Chris Scott
  • Location: Devon

Divers by caravan

  • Chris S.
  • Suzie, Dennis and Polly
  • Ian, Dave S. and Tim
  • Jim, Adrian, Alan and Sarah
  • Chris and Pete
  • Amanda, Bev and Alex
  • Dave W., Helen, Sam and Franck
  • Simon

Description

This has been a regular trip site for about 20 years. We stay in caravans at the Challaborough Bay Holiday Park, now part of Parkdean Holiday company. The bay is about 10 miles East of Plymouth. It has a sandy beach with area for boat launching which require using a 4x4 vehicle or the local dive club tractor (arrangement necessary).

Burgh Island is a popular dive site, especially for shallower second dives. Lois Shied is a well broken-up wreck in 6 to 9 meters. The Persier and Oregan are 2 wrecks nearby. Reefs are Hilsea Point Rocks and The Rutts. When bad weather comes from the south west, we have often travelled to Hallsands (South of Dartmouth) for sheltered diving. Plymouth is another option.

Accommodation

If you are interested in coming contact Chris Scott for accommodation details. If you wish to come on your own then ask around to find who else is in the same situation and wants to share.

For caravans, bed linen are supplied for the numbers named for each unit. Towels and other bathroom and kitchen requisites are not supplied – ie washing-up liquid, loo rolls during the week, etc

Extra information

There are no number limits for this trip but you do have to do some of the organising for yourselves. It is not really a weekend trip as the boats won't arrive until Saturday and generally we can't get in the caravans early enough to be able to launch in the afternoon. Its quite a long journey so if you can't stay fot the week I would aim for at least 3/4 days.

Dive plan

revision 070609.

 

Day

 

Site

 

Depth

(m)

Min

Grade

Depart

Assemble

On beach

Depart

beach

Saturday

June 13

 

Travel to Challaborough

No diving planned

 

 

 

 

Marshals

 

 

Sunday

June 14

 

Persier

 

Smith’s Gulley

30m

 

10-25m

SD

 

OD

9.00

 

14.00

9.30

 

14.30

Marshals

assist

Pete & Chris Willey

Jim & Franck

Monday

June 15

 

Hilsea Point

 

Louis Shied or Burgh Isl.

12-30m

 

6-9m

OD

 

OD

9.00

 

14.00

9.30

 

14.30

Marshals

assist

Sam Wenham

Dave Williams

Tuesday

June 16

 

East Rutts

 

Maine

15-30m

 

30m

OD

 

SD

08.00

 

13.00

08.30

 

13.30

Marshals

assist

Dennis & Suzie Wenham

Bev & Alex

Wednesday

June 17

 

Oregon

 

Reef Survey

35m

 

10-25m

SD

 

OD

08.30

 

13.00

9.00

 

13.30

Marshals

 

Ian Thorburn

Helen

Thursday

June 18

 

Maine

 

West Pinnacle drift dive

30m

 

18-21m

SD

 

OD

9.00

 

14.00

9.30

 

14.30

Marshals

 

Dave Smith

Adrian & Amanda

Friday

June 19

 

Persier

 

Hilsea point or Burgh Isl

30m

 

12-20m

SD

 

OD

8.00

 

13.00

8.30

 

13.30

Marshals

 

Ian Thorburn

Alan

Some pictures

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Maps/Location

The post code for the site is TQ7 4HU. Useful maps are OS Landranger series map 202 covering Torbay & South Dartmoor area. Also OS Outdoor Leisure map 20 covering Brixham to Newton Ferrers.


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