Farne Islands 12-13 October 2019
The Farne Islands are a popular scuba diving location, with a variety of sites suitable for all levels of diver. The islands appeal to divers for the seals and wrecks. The grey seal colony at the Farnes numbers about 5,000 with several hundred pups born every year in September–November. They are curious and will often look in on divers in the water and are impressive to watch underwater.
Hundreds of ships have been wrecked on the Farnes over the years, providing plenty for wreck divers to look at.
The most probable dive sites for this trip will be around Blue Caps, Cove Car or Lt. Harcar as the seals love hanging out there. Even though diving with seals is mostly at shallow depths it would be good for participants to have some prior UK experience as the palyful seals can be somewhat of a distraction!
Farne Island Boat Trips have a fleet of 8 boats that operate out of Seahouses harbour, two of which are used for diving purposes with dive-lifts fitted for easy access from the water.
The family run business have been operating out of Seahouses for over 60 years and operate 8 boats around the islands. All 7 hard bottom boats have lifts attached and the rib has a ladder to make exiting the water easier.
As the family is still active in local fishing they know all about the local wildlife and where to find it!
|Days Diving||4 dives split over 2 days|
|Schedule||Travel to Seahouses will be on Friday evening to ensure everyone can go out early on Saturday morning.|
Exact timings are TBC with the skipper closer to the date.
|Travel & Accommodation||Transport to and from the dive sites is not provided by LSD. We will do our best to team up people if lift shares are available. Should there be a time when lifts are not available public transport may be the only option. Please be aware that compressed scuba cylinders are not allowed on public transport.|
LSD will assist with a hire van to get dive kit to the dives sites. The van hire has been included in the trip price but fuel will be split evenly between all participants on the weekend.
The Links Hotel is central to Seahouses, two minutes walk to the bustling harbour so ideal for the trip. It offers en-suite accommodation with a public lounge bar and restaurant. Breakfast is included in the rate for our group.
For any questions please call us on 020 8995 0002 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org