Farne Islands

Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/08/2022 - 28/08/2022
7:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location
Farne Isles

Categories


Hard boat diving trip on August Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2022.  If we’re lucky and the seals are feeling playful, we might enjoy some close encounters.  Even without the seals, there will be a wide variety of other marine life to enjoy.

Suitable for all grades of qualified diver as the diving won’t be deep.

We’ll be with Sovereign Divers in Seahouses.  We’ll have exclusive use of their smaller boat which, being a catamaran is very stable in the water, and has a dive lift for easily getting back into the boat at the end of your dive.  There is a toilet on-board.  Hot drinks will be provided between dives.

The accommodation at Sovereign’s B&B (Old School House) is in shared rooms (2 bed, 3 bed or 4 bed rooms with single beds, all en-suite). We’ll be the only people staying in the B&B that weekend. The rooms and the cooked breakfasts are of a good standard.  As accommodation places are limited, it will be for divers only – sorry no non-diving partners.  Accommodation is booked for the nights of Friday 26 August and Saturday 27th August, so travel there on the Friday, and drive home after your dives on the Sunday.  We can look into possible car sharing nearer the time.

The cost of the package for 2 nights B&B, plus two dives from the boat on both Saturday and the Sunday is £190 per person with a non-refundable deposit of £40 payable upon booking.

Other costs will include packed lunches and evening meals.  There are several good restaurants and pubs in Seahouses as well as fish & chip shops.  Nearer the time, we can look at booking tables, at least for the Saturday night so that we can all eat together.

Standard sea diving kit is required. DSMB essential. Two cylinders will be required as the boat doesn’t return to harbour between dives. We’ll be able to get cylinders re-filled at the end of the first day ready for the second day.

12 divers are the maximum number for this trip.  Please book below and you will then be provided with details of how to pay your deposit within 14 days.

Organiser – Cath Lee
Dive Manager – Alf Yates

Bookings

This event is fully booked.

Attendees

  • Cath Lee
  • Anne Elliott
  • Marie Whittaker
  • Rebecca Townend
  • David Pearce
  • Alf Yates
  • Kerry Rennie
  • Jordan Alston
  • John Adams
  • Debbie Willan
  • Adrian Willan
  • Michael Hinson