Five days with two BIG dives on each, it’s time to discover the wrecks of the Dreadnaught Battleships in Northern Scotland.
18th – 25th Sept 2021
£975 per person
Confirmed Dates for trip to Orkney Islands to dive the Wrecks of the Scuttled German Fleet.
SCAPA 102: The Centenary Expedition: The Return !
This trip is always special.
We will be diving Dreadnaught Battleships 102 years old.
Accomodation in the DIVERS LODGE is “Scottish Luxury” in a comfortable and functional, self catered chalet.
Lunch on board has a wide reputation as the best in Orkney.
Evening meals are on-shore at the many harbourside pubs & restaurants, or perhaps a spot of home cooking in the chalet!
Daily dive-catches can be cooked by arrangement.
Guided by our Tec Instructor Trainer RYBY – this trip is set to be EPIC in all ways!
Departing Saturday 18th Sept to drive up to Northern Scotland, we plan to go in convoy, although with a bit of planning we could possibly go earlier and get some dives in at The Farne Islands, St.Abbs, Eyemouth – or perhaps Oban & Mull on the west coast.
We will be taking the large Sprinter van to carry dive gear so that car sharing or flying becomes practical.
We can make a detour to visit John-O-Groats on the Sunday morning.
Ferry Crossing from Scrabster to Stromness on Sun 19th at 1pm lunchtime to meet the skipper Emily Turton – a local LEGEND – and load all kit on board MV HUSKYAN.
This simply stunning purpose built dive boat, launched in May 2015, is fantastic to dive from – very stable, spacious and practical.
Emily’s reputation is second to none in Scapa Flow. With years of experience running charters for Wrekkies & Tekkies all over the world. Her detailed dive briefings are an education for even the most frequent of Scapa experts.
Overnight in the Divers Lodge guest house based in Stromness Harbour, with associated (moderate) shenanigans before departure out onto “The Flow” each day for some serious hard-core Wreck Diving.
Dive Options include (and not limited to) :
Battleships: Konig 26-32m/MarkGraf 24-47m/Kronprinz Wilhelm 18-38m
Cruisers: Karlsruhe 18-26m/Brummer 22-36m/Coln 20-33m/Dresden 22-30m
Alternatives: Blockships/HMS Rodean/ Butter Island Seals
….AND THE GUNS JUST GET BIGGER AND BIGGER…
– and of course then there’s scallops, langoustines & lobsters ???
Return to Stromness on Friday for a last big night out to celebrate a fantastic week’s Wreck Diving.
Ferry back to the mainland is 6am on Sat 25th to head south and home again but not before a scheduled stop at the GLENMORANGIE distillery for a bit of local culture!
Price and Booking Information:
£975 per person – Only 12 spaces available on this hard-core UK Dive Trip
The Diving Package for the week includes:
- 5 days x 2 dives each day – and believe it that’s enough – they’re BIG dives!
- Transport of Gear up to Scapa is available so we can take twins/sides/CCRs by prior arrangement.
- Air fills for the week are also in the price. Nitrox/ Trimixare available on request (extra cost payable)
Minimum Qualification: Master Scuba Diver with Deep/Wreck/Nitrox/Drysuit/Night
All divers must dive with redundant air supply (Pony-Rig or Twinset or SideMount)
Tec 50 training is recommended if you want to get the most out of these dive sites.
Needs to be prebooked (well) in advance
- Full Twinset or SideMount rig for the week £300 incl cylinders.
- 11L Tec Stage Cylinder and Reg set – incl 70% Deco Gas fill : £100 each for the week
- Hollis Prism2 Tec CCR incl Dil/Oxy 3L cylinders for the week £500
Flights up to Kirkwall can be arranged for those wanting to speed up the journey.
Road trip in the van will be on a petrol share basis.
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