We usually run double dives out to our dive sites choosing the best locations depending on weather conditions, diver experience and of course, the diver's preferences! We understand that most divers are keen to dive Fish Rock Cave for at least one of the two dives and we plan accordingly.
Omega II is a tried and tested purpose built dive boat constructed to military specifications. She is perfect for live dive boat operations and is equipped for all types of dive operations. Commercial, Recreational and technical.
She has also starred behind the scenes in various film and television productions for water safety and stunt work. She is a fine sea boat and she and the skipper have been together for 12 years.
We spend our surface interval on the boat, during which time we provide light refreshments. Our usual bottom time for dives is 45-60 minutes per dive and most dives are multilevel. We highly recommend the use of personal dive computers to allow you maximum flexibility in your dive plan. Our highly experienced staff are on hand to assist you with your dive planning and we provide dive guide services on every boat dive.
However, we do not expect divers to dive or finish their dives in a group; buddy pairs are welcome to dive to their own individual dive plan. We keep our dive groups small and personal.
When we dive
Charters are usually available 7 days a week. Prior booking is always a good idea to ensure you are not disappointed, but if you suddenly find yourself free for a dive, do get in touch! If you have particular requirements please let us know and if we will do our best to accommodate you.
Boat diving procedures
We meet at the Dive Centre approximately 30 minutes before departure (we will let you know what time we need you to be here). This allows time for tank fills, gear hire distribution, setting up dive gear, loading of gear onto the boats, departure instructions, etc. Dive meet times vary, usually between 7am and 8am depending on the particular charter. Contact us at least one day prior to your booked dive for up to date meeting times.
Departure time can vary, depending on the number of dives planned for that day, weather conditions, time of year, etc.
Air or Nitrox Fills
If you require enriched fills and/or tanks please contact us in advance. Usually, we need tanks and/or notice by 5pm the day before your dive. If you need airfills for your dive you are welcome to drop your tanks in the day before (or earlier) before your dive.
What do you need to bring
Your dive cards or certifications and log books so you can record you dive at Fish Rock.
Remember; you will be on a boat! Sunscreen and a hat are a good idea during warmer weather, and a warm top and hat during the cooler months will keep you warm when you are not in the water.
What’s on-board; a storage area for safe accommodation of any equipment e.g. valuable camera gear; emergency first aid equipment, including oxygen; and spare dive gear. We also provide a variety of hot and cold refreshments during the surface interval.
Returning to shore
Usually a double dive trip will have a turn around of approximately 5 hours, but of course, this depends on prevailing weather conditions and how long we dive for. During the winter we might even be lucky enough to enjoy a little whale watching on the way home!
Wash down and Gear storage
We provide washing facilities for your dive gear and we have a secure drying shed for divers use – whether or not you are staying in our on-site accommodation or elsewhere. Hot showers are also available for your use upon return.