I'm staying down the Gower this weekend (25th) and going to get in.Anyone going in this weekend?
New to the sport and just getting my first gun. Although snorkelling practically before I could walk. Looking for friends in the sport, any hints, tips and pointers gratefully received too!
Any recommendations for the Gower area? Also is there a tide preference for certain species? Previously when free diving for scallops I've always taken low tide to get anywhere near the beds as the vis in North Wales is hit and miss at best!
As I'm starting entry level I've been on a toss up between 75cm Mares Sniper Alpha or 90cm Mares Sniper. Any advancements on that? £70 was around my top budget.
Also what are people's thoughts on diving buoys? When I've gone for scallops I've actually found people (mainly rich teens on jet skis and small boats) unsure of what they are AIM for the buoy thinking it's a point to go around. I've usually felt safer only going under when I'm certain there's no one heading in my direction and not having a buoy as a target.
Any input greatly appreciated.