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The Diving

The Isles of Scilly are as stunning below water as they are above. Hailed the UK Caribbean, the crystal clear waters of our islands host some of the best scenic dives in the UK as well as a variety of historic and newer ship wrecks. 28 miles of the coast of Cornwall, the archipelago of islands offer diverse and rewarding dives, steeped in maritime history and rich in marine life.

 

Whilst well known for its shipwrecks, the marine environment of Scilly is second to none with stunning drop offs, pinnacles and gullys showcasing some of the most fantastic wildlife and fauna you can see in the UK.

 

Isles of Scilly Dive Charters is the only local dive operation which means we can provide you with the best and exclusive diving on offer with intimate knowledge of the local waters, tides and sites.

 

As well as being a WISE accredited operation and holding a Historic England licence for protected wrecks, we work closely with local conservation groups to make sure all dives are centred around safe and responsible practices to ensure the conservation of both marine life and heritage.

 

We offer recreational dive packages to qualified and experienced groups of up to 10 divers for a week of 6 days booking, change over day Saturday.

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The Boat

Daily the charter will be run from St Martin’s on Morvoren a Cat 5 licenced Offshore 105. A typical dive day will leave from Highertown quay and take divers to 2 dive sites with a 2 hour surface interval. Hot drinks are provided during the surface interval. After the second dive we will return to Highertown quay where divers unload their cylinders to be filled at the filling station opposite the quay. There is then time to explore the rest of the island and visit various eateries on the island.

 

We have undertaken some recent refurbishment of the boat cabin including new toilet, hot drink facilities and seating and have installed a new L&W three phase compressor to provide triple filtered air.

Nitrox is not available on the islands.

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The Skipper.

Izzy is an RYA Advanced Powerboat commercially licensed skipper with 9 years boating experience around the islands. She is a BSAC Advanced diver with several hundred dives in the islands giving her intimate knowledge of well over 100 dive sites. She has a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Exeter and is also a Trustee of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, a Seasearch observer, a gig rower and keen gardener. She lives on St Martin’s with her husband and their infant daughter.

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