Scuba Diving, Seals, Farne Islands

Farne Islands – Weekend

Hard Boat Diving, Seahouses, Northumberland

12th to 14th May 2017

Photo (C) Tony Gilbert and reproduced with kind permission

The Farnes are a group of Islands situated off the Northumberland Coast famous for their colonies of birds and diver-friendly seals and situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  The waters are rich in sea life and wrecks and the natural shelter of the islands gives good protection for diving on different states of the tide. At this time of year nesting birds, including puffins, will go fishing so encounters of them diving in to join you are not unheard of!  For the non-diver, there are many places of interest – Northumbria’s fine castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick are nearby as is the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne.

This weekend trip involves travelling up to Seahouses, on the NE coast, on the Friday (evening) then diving on Saturday and Sunday. Diving will take place from “Glad Tidings”, a comfortable hard boat, which will go out for the 2 dives returning mid afternoon.  In between dives you will get the opportunity to look at the Farne Islands from the boat and spot birds whilst getting a closer look at the seals.

You will enjoy 2 days hard boat diving with 2 dives per dayTwo tanks will be required for the trip. A dive computer and delayed SMB with reel are mandatory for each diver. Equipment can be hired from New Horizons.  This is an ideal dive trip for Open Water divers and above looking to gain some UK diving experience.

Accommodation is part of this package and is based on twin en-suite rooms on a B&B basis. 

The Package & Price

The package price includes 2 days diving (2 dives per day) and 2 nights accommodation in twin en-suite rooms on a B&B basis. This trip and the trip leader is organised by New Horizons Dive Society.


The price for this great 2 nights accommodation and 2 days diving trip is just £199.

To Book

To book your place on this trip, simply contact us to confirm availability before completing a UK Trip Booking Form and UK Trip Medical Questionnaire, returning the completed forms with a non refundable deposit of £80 per diver to us by post, email or in person.

The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure. Transport is to be arranged privately; New Horizons may be able to help with car sharing, so please let us know if you can offer anyone a lift.

Travel insurance is recommended for all UK and overseas trips and can be offered through New Horizons Dive Centre at a discounted price.

Membership of New Horizons Dive Society is a prerequisite for booking on this trip and must be valid at the time of departure.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.