Diving Scapa Flow
Anyone interested in a week’s diving on the sunken wrecks of Scapa Flow aboard the MV Radiant Queen please visit Radiant Queen’s website.
The trips run for approx 8 days and includes six days diving and accommodation, (sorry food on the boat is extra but well worth it).
For seven nights with a cost is in the region of £490.
Emily is the skipper who owns and runs the Radiant Queen is a very experienced skipper and knows these waters very well.
A typical charter week runs from Sunday – Friday, with 6 days diving aboard the MV Radiant Queen.
Accommodation is for 7 nights (Saturday – Friday) on-shore in Stromness in their own ‘divers lodge’.
The accommodation is a large self catering house only 60metres from the boat. The house has 5/6 bedrooms all with sinks and lockable doors, 4 bathrooms, kitchen diner, living room, kit store, washing machine & tumble dryer and wireless internet.
All linen & large fluffy towels are included. The charter includes: 2 dives per day, the use of a single 12l or 15l cylinder if required, use of lead weights but please bring your own belts, air fills nitrox available and charged extra, trimix is by prior arrangement.
As much tea, coffee & biscuits as you can consume is available. After dives PINTS of tea served as standard!
Accurate dive briefings with over 25 years of combined experience diving the German Fleet.
Lunch can also be provided aboard priced at approx £7.50 per person per day. The food supplied is fast gaining the reputation as the best in Scapa, a typical lunch would be lasagne followed by apple pie and custard. Yummy. Fresh local produce is used and the home baking is fantastic!
Pre-booking is essential and special dietary requirements can be catered for. Should you require any equipment hire this can also be arranged for you through Scapa Scuba.
Accommodation would be at divers lodge to include the top floor 3 bedrooms with shared kitchen and living rooms.
Small groups and individuals will be offered rooms in their lodge with shared kitchen and living room facilities.
Boat Info: The MV Radiant Queen is a 52 ft. day boat. They offer the same diving packages as the live-aboard boats but with Radiant Queen Charters you have the best of both worlds. A large and comfortable house to relax in rather than a small cabin and aboard the boat all of the space is geared up for diving. As such they have a spacious and Large saloon above decks with ample room for 12 to sit comfortably. Below decks they have a big heated dry changing room with large individual lockers, a spotless toilet and a wet changing room and kit store. Access to downstairs is via a hatch inside the saloon to the dry room or from a separate hatch from the wet room to the dive deck. This allows you to go downstairs in the dry get changed into suits and come up outside – fab!
The boat is well maintained, comfortable and very clean. Radiant Queen has bench seating, plenty of room for 12 twin-sets/re-breathers and tanks are filled where you sit so no lugging of equipment. The compressor is an 18cfm Bauer with all the necessary filters for O2 clean bottles.
The MV Radiant Queen is Re-breather friendly with a gas booster for your high pressure O2 fills. Of course all emergency safety equipment is carried as standard including O2 kits. Even a diver lift to make exiting the water easy and comfortable.
The water temperature ranges from 4/5C in Feb & March to 13C in August and September Average visibility is 8 – 10 metres. We recommend a qualification level of PADI Advanced Open Water with a deep specialty.
The wrecks lie in 12 – 46m of water with an average depth of 30m. If divers are happy and trained to go to 35/40 metres you will get the most out of your Scapa experience. Our next Dive Machine dates are yet to be confirmed.
Routes to Scapa Flow from Dive Machine:
The following links are dives organised by the skipper’s and need to be arranged direct with them.
Look at available Radiant Queen website