Farne Islands – Midweek
Hard Boat Diving, Seahouses, Northumberland
20th to 22nd September 2017
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 the young seals are getting more inquisitive so encounters with playful seals are almost guaranteed! 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 midweek trip involves travelling up to Seahouses, on the NE coast, on the Wednesday (evening) then diving on Thursday and Friday. Diving will take place from Farne Diver (one or two) which are comfortable hard boats and 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 day. You will require 2 tanks for the trip. A dive computer, SMB and 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.
Combine the midweek trip with the weekend St Abbs/Bass Rock trip (22nd to 24th September) and SAVE £20, resulting in a combined 4 days diving and accommodation package for just £408.
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. Please note, if booking for the combined Farne Islands & St Abbs/Bass Rock trip a non-refundable deposit of £160 per diver will be required.
The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure. Transport is to be arranged privately; New Horizons can 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.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.
Photographs reproduced by kind permission of Mr Tony J Gilbert.