Isles of Scilly
Week Trip; 04/08/2018 – 11/08/2018
The Islands offer beautiful beaches, glorious views, magnificent seascapes and abundant wildlife making it one of the most desirable holiday destinations imaginable. Twenty-eight miles from Land’s End in clear, blue Atlantic water the Scilly Isles offer the perfect diving destination having a remarkable temperate climate allowing for a very exciting mix of flora and fauna. They have become renowned for being the top diving destination in the UK with the perfect blend of wrecks and aquatic life. With the abundance of marine life, spectacular land scenery, visibility of up to 20m and very few other divers in the area this trip is a must for any enthusiastic diver. The various sites offer an excellent mix of diving; from dramatic scenic walls to a good variety of wrecks and a large population of resident seals.
The daily ferry (Scillonian) from Penzance takes about 3 hours to The Scillies and is the recommended route due to weight limits on flights. The group also hires a container on the ferry for dive gear and this costs about £25 per head. You do not need a vehicle on the Islands and they can be left in Penzance for the week.
The ferry departs on the morning of Saturday 4th August from Penzance, so travelling down on the Friday evening and staying in a B&B in Penzance for the Friday night is a good idea. All travel and accommodation arrangements are to be arranged privately, however, New Horizons may be able to assist with recommendations or car shares.
New Horizons have arranged for an enjoyable 6 days hard boat diving with 2 dives per day (Sunday 5th to Friday 10th August). We have chartered the boat ‘Moonshadow’ from the highly experienced Scilly Diving. Their local knowledge and experience will ensure we are able to get the most from our time spent on the Scilly Isles.
The package price includes 6 days diving (2 dives per day) from Moonshadow. Organisation of the trip, including the provision of a Trip Leader, by New Horizons Dive Society.
The price per person for this great 6 days diving trip is just £ 375.
Included in the price is 6 days hard boat diving from Moonshadow with 2 dives per day. We will dive on Sunday 5th to Friday 10th August (inclusive).
You will also benefit from organisation of the trip, including the provision of a Trip Leader, by New Horizons Dive Society.
Accommodation has not been included in the price of this trip. We will be diving off the island of St Mary’s, therefore you should arrange your own accommodation, which is currently expected to be between £200 and £300.
Due to the season, accommodation will be booked by island tourists, not just us, rapidly. Please book your Ferry tickets and accommodation as soon as your place on the trip is confirmed.
A dive computer, SMB and reel are mandatory for each diver. You will require 2 cylinders for this trip. A dive torch is also recommended for some dive sites. Equipment can be hired from New Horizons.
This is a great trip for Advanced Open Water divers and above with some UK diving experience.
Please talk to us if you would like to join us on this trip but don’t yet meet these criteria.
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. Booking forms should be returned with a non-refundable deposit of £200 per diver, payable to New Horizons (cheque, cash or online payment), to confirm your reservation.
This trip is anticipated to be popular and spaces are strictly limited; book your place early to avoid disappointment.
The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure. Transport to be arranged privately – New Horizons can help with car sharing, so please let us know if you can offer anyone a lift.
It is recommended that all divers have Dive Trip Insurance. Visit our Travel Insurance page for the best deal.
If you have any questions or require further information, please telephone on 0161 223 5102 or call in to the dive centre.