The Scapa Trip next year promises to be brilliant. We were fully booked but have just had 2 spaces come free. So, if you fancy a trip to one of the world’s best and most famous wreck diving sites, get in quick.
Currently we have a provisional group booking for 12 divers and as far as I’m aware we’ve got 7 spaces taken already.
We initially were looking at Liveaboard diving but have now opted for Day Boat with accommodation on shore. We have people of all levels going from Rebreather and Twinset divers to those more traditional single cylinder & pony divers.
We are diving with Diving Cellar Scapa Flow www.divescapaflow.com on the MV John L which is a 20 metre converted Tug. It’s the largest day boat diving out of Scapa, with tail lifts and air on board.
Diving starts on Sunday 23rd August 2015 and we have arranged 2 dives per day with hot drinks provided during the day.
Total cost of diving and accommodation is £525 per person, including bed and breakfast in two town houses that sleep 6 each.
In addition we are looking at transport arrangements, including flights and transport of dive equipment & baggage by courier ahead of our arrival. Costs yet to be confirmed but estimated cost of transferring kit and luggage is £75 per person plus flights. This saves on the huge journey by car and ferry. Anyone going will be required to book their own flights or make alternative travel arrangements. We will of course let you know what our plan is so that anyone can join in with our plans.
The Dive Cellar are looking for a deposit of £150 per person by the end of October. Their details are:
Diving Cellar Scapa Flow
KW16 3AA Tel: 0044 1856 850055
Web page : www.divescapaflow.co.uk
As you can imagine, there are some limitations imposed by the diving we intend to do. Scapa provides some great diving but does require some minimum levels of competence... You must be a minimum of a PADI Advanced Diver or equivalent, have a 50 dives minimum and both wreck and deep specialty certification and/or logged multiple dives of this sort to demonstrate ability. Ability and confidence in using a DSMB must also be held. Most diving is between 20 and 40 metres and thus twin set would be a suitable option or at a minimum, single cylinder with a pony or stage.
Any additional training needed to meet the above requirements will be available for those wishing to go. The team going up are keen to ensure that everyone going has all the skills they need and will help make sure that anyone who needs development will get it! Contact me for more information on this...
The costs of the trip may also vary if we get less than 12 divers going. The deposit is non-refundable once the trip is confirmed. I will take your deposits and hold them pending confirmation of numbers. Once confirmed, please remember, once you've booked and paid a deposit, should you find yourself unable to go, you will either have to find someone to take your place, pay up in full and live with the loss or claim back on any insurance you may have. Once you have committed to go, you are obliged to pay the balance in full unless you can get someone to take your place. Do not book unless you agree to this.
The deposit of £150 is payable immediately here at the shop in cash and the balance, as confirmed at the time, will be payable a month or so before we travel.
So, get your bookings in if you’re up for some Scapa diving!