To help you enjoy your holiday here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions that your charter party will wish from you, which we hope you find useful, however please feel free to contact the team for any other details that you require.
The vessel will usually spend the week in and around Scapa Flow and the selection of wrecks to see will meet the requirements of the newest to most demanding technical divers. If you have a complete range of diver ability then please discuss this with the vessel skipper who will ensure a plan to suit all needs during the week.
It is not practicably to do a part week in Scapa Flow and a part week in Shetland and have the vessel back in Orkney for the next party. Full week charters can be arranged to the Shetland Isles and we can give you the supplement for this on request.
For all Bookings a minimum of £1000.00 is required to secure the booking.
For all Bookings full payment is required 12 weeks prior to your arrival date.
Payment can be accepted as:
- bank transfer
- or by cash
For individuals or smaller charter parties we will have certain weeks of the year there we have part vessel charters and we can advise you of these on request?
Living on Board
The vessel can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 12 people.
The accommodation consists of six twin berth cabins, and one single cabin all accessible from a central corridor on the lower deck. Each cabin has hot and cold water ensuite, are fully carpeted and are heated by hot water radiators.
On the upper deck there is a saloon, galley, drying room and changing area before you reach the fully enclosed shelter deck.
There are two showers and two toilets to avoid the morning and post dive rush!
For your entertainment apart from the wild stories there is a TV, video and stereo with a darts board for the more sporty!
All that is required is to take your own sleeping bag, towel, and toiletries and clothing. We supply a bottom sheet and pillow and can supply duvets if you have forgotten your sleeping bag.
Access is from stepping off the lower deck at a height of no more than 1.5m. To egress could not be easier as there is a hydraulic lift.
Yes, however you can have an option of breakfast or brunch on board for those that wish.
No, as long as you have made it clear in advance who will be enjoying half board then we can plan accordingly with the cook!
Yes, again as long as we are informed at the time of booking then we can arrange with the cook to provide the required number of meals.
Gas Fill Details
We can accommodate single and twinsets air fills up to 230bar and these are FREE OF CHARGE to fill.
Yes, we have 12no. 12Ltr cylinders on board FREE TO USE by the charter party as they are included in your charter costs. Alternatively if required we can provide 15Ltr steel cylinders at £30.00 per cylinder per week.
Yes, we can fill all twinsets up to 232bar ALL AIR FILLS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.
Other Dive Kit Details
We can supply lead weight for the duration of your diving on board at NO additional cost.
We can arrange for Sofnolime to be available for the period of your charter through our partners Scapa Scuba. If you advise the quantity we can provide a cost and you would pick up from Scapa Scuba and pay them directly.
Our friends at Scapa Scuba offer an overnight repair service for most cuff & neck seal repairs, and fixing minor leaks. The suits can be arranged to be returned to the boat for you by the morning so you do not miss a days diving.
Transfers from Ferry or Airport terminals vessel
We can with advanced notice arrange pick up and return of diving parties to and from the airport to the vessel.
The ferry terminal is at the same pier as the vessel and the ferry company provides divers with trollies to move their diving equipment with. Northlink ferries provide trollies to pack your gear into to the short walking distance to our vessels berthing point.