St Abbs, Bass Rock
Hard Boat Diving
Eyemouth is a town in Berwickshire on the east coast just over the Scottish border—St Abbs is a small fish-ing village north of Eyemouth. The local coastline is unspoilt with a great wealth of animal, bird and plant life. The sea is clear with a rich variety of animals and plants of Arctic and Atlantic origins. The generally good water clarity and spectacular underwater scenery contribute to some of the best diving in Britain and the local inshore waters have been a voluntary marine reserve since 1984, a benefit to all.
Bass Rock lies 2km offshore NE of North Berwick. It is famous for a population of 150,000 gannets above water and playful seals underwater. It is now accessible on a day trip out of Eyemouth.
Diving will take place from a hard boat which goes out of Eyemouth, very close to your accommodation, your equipment and cylinders will be transported for you to the boat. On Saturday you will make the trip to Bass Rock (weather permitting) and complete a total of 3 dives on this whole day trip. On Sunday morning two dives will be made around the St Abbs area. This area can be exposed to bad weather and sometimes the diving has to be cancelled and if we can not get to Bass Rock on Saturday 3 dives will be made in the St Abbs area if possible. Excellent walks can also be enjoyed in this area.
You will need 2 tanks for the trip (the third tank for the Saturday trip is included). 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 Advanced Open Water divers and above with some UK diving experience.
Accommodation: To assist our divers this package now includes 2 nights accommodation at The Home Arms in Eyemouth.
The Package & Price
The package price includes 2 days diving (total of 5 dives), 2 nights accommodation on 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 £229
Combine this trip with the midweek Farne Islands trip (20th to 22nd September) and SAVE £20, 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 £75 per diver, made payable to New Horizons. Please note, if booking for the combined Farne Islands & St Abbs/Bass Rock trip a non-refundable deposit of £150 per diver will be required.
We will provide you with confirmation of your place on the trip once we’ve received the forms and receipt of payment. 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.