Advertised Dive Trip - Shetland - 14th - 19th August
This trip is being advertised on behalf of former GLUG member Rob Cardiff. GLUG is not involved in the running of this trip and you do not need to be a member to participate.
Rob's Trip Blurb
The trip is booked to go on Valhalla, owned and run by a really great gay couple - Hazel and Helen. I have known them many years and have dived with throughout.
We use the boat as a liveaboard. There are 6 twin rooms with bunk beds in each room and a shower in each room. The accommodation is 'cosey'. Food is available and people can opt in or out as they wish. The standard of the food is great and people are known to put on a couple of pounds in the week. They will cater for all manner of dietary requirements. Breakfast is included in the price (Continental style). I tend to never eat lunch in general and so I just opt in for dinner when I want it. There are also some great Indian/Chinese restaurants/takeaways within walking distance of the berth.
The boat returns to harbour each evening and so people have the opportunity to visit local pubs / restaurants, etc.
The dates are the 14th - 19th August (6days diving). The cost per person will be £725. (High Season) (normal will be £825 for 2022 season). As usual this does not include travel, food (except breakfast included) or mixed gases.
We have to pay a deposit to hold the boat and so I need a £250 deposit from each person on booking. To get there we take the Ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick on Saturday 13th. It is an overnight journey (14hours) leaving at 5.30pm and arriving in Lerwick 7am. You can reserve a semi-reclining chair (Free of charge) or a shared twin or 4 bed bunk room and so keep costs down. People can take cars on the ferry but it can work out to be a bit expensive. I book kit trolleys at Aberdeen Ferry Terminal (FOC) and so we decant all our kit into the trolleys which the Ferry company then take on and of the ferry for us.
The diving is varied with both scenic and Wrecks. Dry suit & Deep certifications are advised. Ability to deploy an SMB is a must. Depths vary from 20mtrs to 42mtrs. with visibility variable depending on the weather. I have never had extremely poor vis but it can be variable. I have had many trips where people have dived on single cylinders but a redundant air source is essential. Twins and Rebreathers are welcomed.
I would say that being qualified for planned deco is important, especially for the few deeper dives, but also to enhance other bottom times as well.
If you are interested in this trip, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with Rob to discuss details and/or book direct.