Basking Shark Scuba Diving Weekend
31st May – 2nd June 2019
Members price – £310.00
Non-members price – £345.00
Running a trip to Newquay at the beginning of June gives us the best chance to see the basking sharks. Growing up to 12m long these majextic animals cruise along the UK coastline looking for plankton.
Our skipper has many sources in the area including fisherman and other local boat owners so has access to the best knowledge of where they are. However they can be a little unpredicatable so all is not lost if they don’t show up. There are loads of great dive sites that we can head to including some awesome wrecks.
Safety – The weather around Cornwall can change quickly, so all divers should be a minimum of Advanced open water with a minimum of 15 dives. You must carry your own DSMB and Dive Computer and know how to use them.
We would be happy to offer advice on SMB’s and we can provide a PADI specialty course on how to use it. The health & safety of our customers is of paramount importance to us. To this end, all crew are professional, fully trained and skilled. If you need help or advice, they will be only too happy to help and offer advice.
We have reserved rooms at the Victoria Hotel in Newquay, we’ll meet you there on Friday night and the boat will depart early on Saturday and Sunday morning to maximise our time in the water.
Price includes transfers to/from Newquay by boat, 1 day snorkelling by boat with basking sharks and 1 boat diving local wrecks, and 2 nights at the Victoria hotel (Friday and Saturday) in a shared twin room. Does not include other equipment hire including tank & weights, SMB’s, dry suits and computers – please visit our shop if you would like to purchase these items.
Atlantic Explorer is a 10m long steady catamaran style purpose built dive boat. Atlantic Explorer can accommodate 12 divers easily and has plenty of room to move around in and store your dive kit. You can choose to sit in the wheelhouse or undercover outside whilst we travel to these fabulous reefs and wrecks. To make life simple Atlantic Explorer has a divers lift that hoists you out of the water after your dive. The crew are friendly and professional and the Skipper has many years of experience and trained in all aspects of health and safety. Very importantly the boat has a seperate flushing toilet accessed from the deck.
Victoria Hotel, Newquay
Hotel Victoria Newquay Cornwall has one of the best locations in town. Sitting on the cliffs above the golden sands of Great Western Beach with stunning sea views, but with the town centre’s shops, bars, and attractions all but a stones throw away.
Leisure facilities at Hotel Victoria Newquay Cornwall include a small gym, an indoor heated pool and a sauna as well as the Ooh La La Spa, ideal for divers who are in need of a bit of pampering.
2 nights accommodation at the Victoria Hotel in a shared twin room (same sex) including breakfast, 2 days boat diving/snorkelling and representative from Oyster Diving.
2 x tanks and weight hire for 2 days £20
Equipment hire (excl dry suit) £50
Dry suit and undersuit hire for 2 days £60
Dive computer hire £20
BOOK YOUR SPACE TODAY
As there are only 11 spaces available (plus a member of the Oyster Team) so make sure you reserve your space early.