Now to be honest, I was a wee bit aprehensive about doing a drift dive. I have very little experience diving in English waters and certainly not when there is a current so this was a whole new experience. But it was great! We sailed out to Old Harry’s Rocks which were gleaming white in the afternoon sun, making a beautiful backdrop to our dive.
Once again, Jacquie was my buddy and we decided, as visibilty wasn’t great, to use a buddy line. This meant we were literally tethered together and I was very glad too. After our giant stride off the back of the boat with our SMB already deployed, we descended and set off, with the current carrying us. Someone had told me that drift diving is like flying and I guess it was. It certainly felt like we were going quite fast. Unfortunately visibilty was poor but we did see and smooth hound shark whizzing past ( or maybe it was us whizzing past it? ) Others in our group saw several rays. Anyway, I loved it. A whole new experience and a great introduction to drift dives.