Pleasure beach – get over the pebbles!
Appeared in DIVER September 2011
Where do you go after a Portland boat dive if you haven’t satiated your diving desires? GAVIN PARSONS has the answer – Chesil Cove
Gavin Parsons prepares to dive Chesil Cove
A spider crab deep in the oakweed defends itself against the photographer
A portrait of a greater pipefish in the algae-covered boulders of Chesil Cove
A long-spined sea scorpion rests close to one of the large boulders in Chesil Cove
Gavin returns to the beach
The pale form of a snakelocks anemone on a kelp frond
A common sole lies camouflaged on the sand
Cuttlefish are common predators in the Cove during summer
John Dory can be seen in the kelp of the Cove quite regularly.
An Atlantic lobster in its lair in the deeper section.