Seal Safari Lundy Island – Aug 2019

Lundy Island Seal Safari Diving Weekend

16-18th AUGUST 2019



Members price – £365.00
Non-members price – £401.50

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Lundy island which, in 1986, was made a statutory marine nature reserve lies at the mouth of the Bristol Channel where the cool, clear, oceanic waters from the Gulf Stream mix with the clear, but warmer, waters from the Caribbean.

We have chartered a spacious boat with room for 11 divers to kit up at once, with ample space to store all the diving gear. The 20 mile passage to the Island takes about 1 hour, so sit back and watch out for the dolphins, porpoises and seals.

There are over 40 dive sites around Lundy island with a mix of wrecks, reefs, drop offs, and pinnacles. The highlight is to dive with the seals which are extremely friendly and often referred to as the ‘puppy’s of the sea’.

Safety – The weather around Lundy can change quickly, so all divers should be a minimum of Advanced open water with a minimum of 15 divesYou must carry your own SMB and know how to use it. We would be happy to offer advice on SMB’s and we can provide a PADI specialty course on how to use it. The health & safety of our customers is of paramount importance to us. To this end, all crew are professional, fully trained and skilled. If you need help or advice, they will be only too happy to help and offer advice.
We have reserved rooms at the Carlton Hotel in Ilfracombe, we’ll meet you there on Friday night and the boat will depart early on Saturday and Sunday morning to maximise our dive time.
Price includes transfers to/from Lundy by boat from Ilfracombe, 2 days boat diving and 2 nights at the Carlton hotel (Friday and Saturday) in a shared twin room. Does not include other equipment hire including tank & weights, SMB’s, dry suits and computers – please visit our shop if you would like to purchase these items.

“Just thought I’d drop a quick line to say I really enjoyed going away with Oyster to Lundy. Great bunch of people to dive with, for my first experience of diving in UK waters…. Thanks a lot again for a great w’end I don’ t think it’ll be my last trip with Oyster. Regards, Dermot

This year we have chartered the best boat to visit Lundy…

Obsession II

obsession II lundy island

Obsession II is a steady catamaran style purpose build dive boat, this is a much sturdier boat then the one used on previous years so should reduce the amount of carrots appearing in the boats wake. Obsession II can accommodate 12 people easily and has plenty of room to move around in and store your dive kit. You can choose to sit in the wheelhouse or undercover outside whilst we travel to these fabulous reefs and wrecks. To make life simple Obsession II has a divers lift that hoists you out of the water after your dive. The crew are friendly and professional and the Skipper has many years of experience and trainined in all aspects of health and safety.

The Carlton Hotel, Ilfracombe

carlton hotel ilfracombeThe Carlton Hotel in Ilfracombe, offers a great choice in stylish, contemporary bedrooms that is perfect. We have reserved 6 twin Classic rooms, to give a comfortable nights sleep. Facilities include a peaceful library where you can relax with a glass of something and indulge in your favourite book, a new gym where you can work out if you really need to after a days diving. The bar and brasserie is a great place to grab a drink and enjoy some delicious local produce all cooked to your liking by their talented chefs. They even offer free WiFi throughout the hotel so you can share your Seal photos with your friends from the hotel.


2 nights accommodation at the Carton Hotel in a shared twin room (same sex) including breakfast, 2 days diving and representative from Oyster Diving.

Members: £365
Non-members: £401.50

Optional costs

2 x tanks and weight hire for 2 days £25
Equipment hire (excl dry suit) for 2 days £80
Dry suit and undersuit hire for 2 days £50
Dive computer hire £25


As there are only 11 spaces available (plus a member of the Oyster Team) so make sure you reserve your space early.

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