2019 UK Trips

Have you decided on your 2019 diving dates this year? Why not check out our UK diving trips and dates this year. Contact us now at trips@deepbluescuba.co.uk to book your places to avoid disappointment.

If you don’t meet the minimum qualifications yet, don’t worry we can help work out a plan for you and get you there.

Please review our Terms and Conditions for dive trips.

RED SEA, EGYPT LIVEABOARD (NEW FOR 2019!)

Price: £1,150 per person, less bulk discount

Dates: 15 to 22 November 2019

We will set sail from Marsa Ghalib on board the MV Emperor Elite, heading to the South Red Sea to dive world class sites on the “Simply the Best” itinerary. These sites have pristine coral formations and attract a diverse array of marine life and large pelagics i.e. sharks and mantas! We have teamed up with Regal Dive to offer this trip.

The price is ‘liveaboard only‘ which covers your marine park fees, diving, NITROX, standard shared cabin, food and local transfers. A £100 deposit per person is required to reserve your space. Equipment hire (excluding wetsuit) is included in the price if you are a DBS member. DBS’s group is eligible for a further bulk discount depending on the number of divers going which we will pass on to you to reduce costs.

Flights are excluded, however Regal Dive can arrange these for you, or you can arrange them yourself. We will be flying from Manchester to Hurghada.

For more information www.regal-diving.co.uk/my-elite and www.regal-diving.co.uk/node/7649

Type of dive: Hard boat, liveaboard

Minimum qualifications: Advanced Open Water, NITROX, 30 logged dives

Recommended qualifications: Deep

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BASS ROCK (NEW FOR 2019!)

Price: £90 per day (£80 if member)

Dates:

20 July 2019

21 July 2019

Near North Berwick, Bass Rock is an amazing scenic dive site with something for everybody. Bass Rock was formed over 320 million years ago from the remains of previously active volcanoes in the area. It has walls that drop to over 30m+, smothered in beautiful anemones and an impressive array of other marine life. Top side, it has a magical mix of seals and seabirds, particularly its stunning colony of over 150,000 gannets.

Type of dive: Hard boat, day trip

Minimum qualifications: Open Water, Drysuit

Recommended qualifications: Advanced Open Water

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CAPENWRAY (NEW FOR 2019!)

Price*: £17 site entry fee per day

* Paid directly to Capenwray Diving Centre

Dates: 27 April 2019 (further dates to be confirmed)

Capenwray is a quarry at the edge of the Lake District and is one of the UK’s finest inland dive locations. It has crystal clear water, great underwater attractions and a surprising amount of fish including sturgeons – two which are 6ft long. It also has excellent training facilities, with underwater platforms and a range of curious wrecks (planes, cars, helicopter and boats). This is an ideal location for you to obtain your PADI Navigation or Wreck specialty! More dive site information available here –  www.dive-site.co.uk/diving

Type of dive: Shore dive, day trip

Minimum qualifications: Open Water, Drysuit

Recommended qualifications: Advanced Open Water

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LOCHALINE, SOUND OF MULL

2 day trip price: £300 (£250 if member)

3 day trip price: £400 (£360 if member)

Dates:

28-30 June 2019 (3-day trip)

31 August – 1 September 2019 (2-day trip)

27-29 September (3-day trip)

The Sound of Mull is probably only second to Scapa Flow as the most well known Scottish dive sites. The Sound is famous for the clarity of its water and the abundance of marine life. There is a range  of scenic, wreck and drift diving to cater for a wide range of interests – and sometimes you get all of that in one dive.  Dolphins and porpoises are common sightings. Did we mention that there are basking sharks around in the summer too? They are the second largest living fish in the world! Each day typically revolves around having the most amazing dives, interspersed by a spot of fishing off the boat during surface intervals and the opportunity for you to hand dive for king scallops – seafood doesn’t come fresher than this. For more info www.deepbluescuba.co.uk/whats-included-uk-trips

Type of dive: Hard boat, overnight trip

Minimum qualifications: Advanced Open Water, Drysuit

Recommended qualifications: Deep

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ST. ABBS

Price: £70 per day (£60 if member)

Dates:

18 and 19 May 2019

22 and 23 June 2019

27 and 28 July 2019

17 and 18 August 2019

A very popular east coast dive site situated in the St. Abbs and Eyemouth Marine Reserve. Explore the coral smothered gullies, admire the beauty of nudibranches and sea hares, watch male cuckoo wrasses show off their dazzling colours and see if you can spot the legendary wolf fish.

Type of dive: Hard boat, day trip

Minimum qualifications: Open Water, Drysuit

Recommended qualifications: Advanced Open Water

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FARNE ISLANDS

Diving in the Farne Islands is an assault on the senses with a variety of wreck and scenic dives on offer. It boasts one of the largest grey seal colonies in England – if you are looking for encounters with seals this is it. Be warned though – the seal pups come out to play in late September and October. They are very inquisitive and often come in to take a close look and even nibble on your fins!

Price: £70 per day (£60 if member)

Dates:

24 and 25 August 2019

21 and 22 September 2019

19 and 20 October 2019