Deep Blue Scuba

Overnight trips

Overnight trips

Lochaline

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.

We’ll arrive on Thursday night for three full days diving on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Accommodation will be at the newly renovated Highland Basecamp, 2 divers to a room, each with an en-suite. Unlike previous years, we are planning for the trip to be self-catered, however if a supplier becomes available we may be able to switch to a catering plan.

Dates
27th – 29th May
23rd – 25th September

 

Prices
£270 members
£320 non-members

deposit £100

Type of dive: hard boat, overnight
Minimum qualifications: Advanced Open Water, Drysuit
Recommended: Deep, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy

Fill out our booking form to secure your slot – password is DBStrips2022.
Any other questions, mail James at trips@deepbluescuba.co.uk.

Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie on Scotland’s north coast is famed for its exceptional visibility. The diving consists of walls, gulleys and islands, with many sites still to be explored.

We will arrive on Sunday ready for diving over the next 5 days and departing after the dives on Friday. The accommodation is in the dive lodge and will be self-catered, sharing 2 divers to a room.

Dates
24th – 29th July

 

Prices
£535 members
£600 non-members

deposit £150

Type of dive: hard boat, overnight
Minimum qualifications: Advanced Open Water, Drysuit
Recommended: Deep, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy

Fill out our booking form to secure your slot – password is DBStrips2022.
Any other questions, mail James at trips@deepbluescuba.co.uk.

Oban

a lit orange rigid hull inflatable boat at night. submerged lights illuminate the water in the background
View from the surface during a floodlight dive, courtesy of Dive Oban and Argyll. More photos on their Facebook page.

From Oban, we are spoilt for choice of dive sites, with access to the Sound of Mull, the Garvellachs and wrecks closer to home. The highlight of the trip is set to be a floodlit night dive over the wreck of the Breda. The skipper will use high-powered lights at 10m to illuminate the wreck for an unforgettable night dive.

We will drive up on Friday morning, stopping for one or two shore dives on the way at Loch Fyne or Loch Etive before arriving in Oban. Saturday and Sunday will each be two boat dives out of Dunstaffnage Marina. The night dive is scheduled for Saturday night, with Friday as a backup in case of weather.

This trip does not include accommodation.

Dates
28th – 30th October

 

Prices
£200 members
£240 non-members

deposit £80

Type of dive: shore, RIB, overnight
Minimum qualifications: Advanced Open Water, Drysuit
Recommended: Deep, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, Night

Fill out our booking form to secure your slot – password is DBStrips2022.
Any other questions, mail James at trips@deepbluescuba.co.uk.

Scapa Flow 2023

a diver wearing a drysuit and twinset looks through an opening in a wreck
A photo by Sarah from the club’s last trip to Scapa

Scapa Flow on Orkney is an international mecca for wreck diving. The key attractions are the wrecks of the German Fleet, scuttled in 1919 to prevent the ships from falling into the hands of the British. The wrecks lie at the deeper end of the recreational range in around 40m of water.

We will be diving from MV Valhalla. She is a liveaboard, so we will also be staying on her for our week in Orkney. Accommodation is in twin bunks with either en-suites or an adjacent toilet/shower. 

Boarding will be in Stromness from 1pm on Sat 23rd, ready for diving the following day. After 6 days of diving, we’ll leave by 9am on 30th. Deep Blue Scuba will take our van to Scrabster with kit, to allow divers to car share, and we’ll use the Scrabster-Stromness ferry as foot passengers.

Included: accommodation, breakfast, air
Excluded: ferry crossing, mixed gases, other meals, kit hired directly from the boat (oxygen clean cylinders for example)

Dates
23rd – 30th September 2023

 

Prices
£680 members
£760 non-members

deposit £300

Type of dive: hard boat, overnight, liveaboard
Minimum qualifications: Advanced Open Water, Drysuit, Deep
Recommended: Nitrox, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy

Fill out our booking form to secure your slot – password is DBStrips2022.
Any other questions, mail James at trips@deepbluescuba.co.uk.