Diving With Seals In The Farne Islands

September 2017

Total Cost £160, Including Self catering accommodation. A deposit of £160 is required to secure your place.

 THE Boat – Farne Discovery – ‘The Power to Deliver’

Safety is paramount for Farne Island Divers. All passengers are thoroughly briefed on safety procedures before departure. Dive briefings are also mandatory upon arrival at all dive locations, prior to diving. MCA Cat4 coded to accommodate 12 divers and 2 crew members. This latest 32ft (10m) RHIB, is the perfect vessel for diving. Farne Discovery is purposely designed with a spacious, diver-friendly deck and central rack system for equipment storage with plenty of kitting-up space running each side. The hull sits low to the waterline enabling easy entry and exit to and from the water. Farne Discovery is powered by two four stroke Johnson outboard engines with combined engine power of 450hp, Farne Discovery has the speed to access all dive sites both safely and quickly.

Explore and dive, one of the most exhilarating dive locations in the UK with Farne Island Divers.

Farne Island Divers (dive charters) are operated by a dedicated crew of professionally qualified and experienced divers with extensive knowledge of diving in and around the Farne Islands.

Diving at the Farne Islands offers one of the finest underwater experiences in the UK.

Mostly consisting of 30 Islands and rocky outcrops the Farne Islands is also home to one of the largest colonies of grey seals. When diving it is very common to experience a friendly encounter with one of out most treasured local attractions.

The Farne Islands are off the coast of North Northumberland, between Bamburgh and A couple of miles south of Seahouses is the fishing village of Beadnell, where Farne Island Divers is operated from.A large commercial harbour at Seahouses is the hub of activity for day trips and pleasure boats that visit the islands hourly.

The small fishing village is also a popular location for shore dives, with huge and complex rock formations stretching into the sea all along the coast.Beadnell Bay is a popular watersports venue, with a wide array of different users flocking to the area.

From Seahouses there is ideal access for areas of interest up and down the coast, from Lindisfarne to Craster.

The Farne Islands, are less than 15 minutes away, with around 30 islands depending upon the tide, is a very popular location. With the largest colony of Grey seals in the North Sea, and huge colony’s of Terns, Puffins, Guillemots, Shags, Eider Ducks and Kittiwakes, there is plenty of wildlife to observe, depending upon the time of year you are visiting.

Accommodation

Seahouses Hostel
157 Main Street,
North Sunderland
Seahouses
NE68 7TU

More information can be found on this link.

This is self catering accommodation.  Depending on the weather we usually BBQ on the Saturday evening but there are also many options from Pubs to Indian Restaurants depending on what you would like to do. We will make a decision when we are all together.

Food is not provided as part of the trip cost and you are expected to provide your own food. If we decide to BBQ then we will all club together and spilt the bill.

Bedding is provided and accomodation is bunk bed style with mixed rooms. Individual rooms can be allocated but depends on numbers attending the trip, this will be at an additional cost.

We can access the accommodation from 4pm on Friday 10th. Mick Turner will allocate your room and let you know before you arrive.

DIVING

Diving is from the Farnes Discovery (more details above). You will either dive Sat am and Sun pm or Sat pm and Sun am, this will be decided by Mick Turner and the boats will have both experienced and less experienced divers on board.

Those diving in the morning will be required to be at Beadnell car park for around 7 am and those in the afternoon for 12pm. Times will be confirmed by the skipper on the Friday evening as they will depend on tide times.

Once at the carpark all equipment will be loaded onto the Rhib and then it will be towed across the beach to the water, once in the water you will climb into the Rhib. A full briefing will be given by the skipper.

You will be required to provide all your own diving equipment including two Full cylinders for each day (cylinders can be filled on the Saturday evening, Mick Turner will give you the details on arrival)

SMB’s and audible signal devices are mandatory along with all other normal dive equipment.

Please download and complete the form on this link prior to diving. Forms will be collected on Friday evening. 

 

Room Allocation