Newquay Shark & Wreck Diving Weekend
5-7th October 2018
Members price - £295.00
Non-members price - £324.50
Shark Diving in the UK!
Did you know there are more species of Sharks in the UK then the Red Sea? About 41 different species in total!
Having spent the whole of the summer soaking up the sun’s rays the Atlantic Ocean is the home to a large migration of blue sharks. They come to these temperate clear seas off the Cornish coast to look for the abundance of small fish that also frequent these waters.
Blue Sharks are currently listed as ‘endangered’ and roughly 10 to 20 million of them are killed each year. However, for the past two years the boat has had a 90% success rate of finding these curious and lethargic predators so our chance of seeing them are really good.
We'll meet at the fantastic Best Western Bristol Hotel, Newquay on Friday night in time for a few drinks and a nice meal.
On Saturday we will head 15-20 miles out to sea to find the elusive blue shark. Often getting very close to the boat these inquisitive sleek and beautiful sharks are happy to cruise around and pose for photos. As they are scared by the bubbles, dive equipment will be left on the boat, but you can snorkel with them inside or outside a cage – it’s up to you! It's very common for a pod of Dolphins to swim along side the boat as it makes it's journey out to sea and back.
On Sunday we will do a local wreck dive followed by a local reef dive or another wreck – depending on tides and conditions. The wrecks around this area are mainly First or Second World War casualties and have in the main been torpedoed by German U-boats.
Snorkellers are welcome to join us but wouldn’t be able to participate on the dives on Sunday if they go ahead.
Safety - You must carry your own SMB and dive computer and know how to use it. 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.
This year we have chartered the best boat to visit the blue sharks of Cornwall...
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 Atlatic 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 trainined in all aspects of health and safety. Very importantly the boat has a seperate flushing toilet accessed from the deck.
Best Western Hotel Bristol, Newquay
We have booked 2 nights at the fabulous Best Western Hotel Bristol, Newquay. This charming cliff top hotel overlooks the golden sands of Tolcarne Beach and benefits from indoor pool, sauna, spa and other leisure facilities. It is also close to the heart of Newquay which means on the Friday and Saturday night it will give a chance to explore this wonderful town, have a bite to eat and a few drinks.
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.