SCAPA FLOW: WORLD WAR 1 WRECKS
17th to 22nd September 2023
Members price – £945
Non-members price – £1050
Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands is one of the world’s best dive locations, thanks to the presence of wrecks from the German High Seas Fleet, famously scuttled by their interned crews in Scapa Flow in 1919.
Of the 52 vessels sunk, seven remain on the seabed and it’s these awe-inspiring wartime ghosts that attract divers from around the globe each year.
There are four German cruisers still on the seabed in Scapa Flow in around 36 metres of water. These smaller wrecks offer an easy introduction to the complexity of a warship, with the SMS Koln, still relatively intact. The three battleships remain the main draw to Scapa Flow, though. Resting upside down on the seabed at a depth of around 45 metres, these massive hulks often seem impenetrable at first sight. However, with careful exploration, they come alive and start to reveal their secrets.
Minimum of PADI Deep Specialty or equivalent with 35+ dives.
Dry suit qualified.
You must know how to use an SMB and Reel.
Club Members £945 per person
Non-members £1050 per person
Includes 6 days accommodation, 5 days diving (10 dives), tank & weights, air fills (Nitrox extra), tea/coffee & biscuits and Oyster Diving representative.
Not included: travel, equipment hire
Our Scapa Flow Diving Package includes:• 6 nights’ accommodation at Number 15 Divers Lodge, Stromness • 5 days diving (based on 2 dives per day) • The use of a single 12l or 15l cylinders • Use of lead weights (please bring your own belts) • Air fills (nitrox available charged extra, trimix by prior arrangement) • Complimentary tea, coffee & biscuits. After dive pints of tea served as standard!!!! • Accurate, in depth, multi-media dive briefings and history talks. Our hosts have over 40 years combined experience diving the German Fleet. This is the only boat offering this level of briefing in Scapa. On-board catering: We are well known for their delicious homemade food, cakes, bakes and snacks. The on-board catering options will be advertised prior to departure.
No. 15 Divers LodgeOur Scapa Flow Package includes shorebased accommodation in a luxury self catering property in the heart of Stromness. Number 15 (Divers Lodge) is a spacious 6 bedroom holiday home designed for your comfort. Just 50 metres to the harbour this is the perfect base for your Scapa Flow holiday.
- 6 bedrooms including a separate “snorers” room – just in case!
- 4 bathrooms.
- Fully equipped kitchen diner for 12 with an extra-large oven, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge and freezer. We include cleaning products, kitchen roll and tea towels.
- Large living room, leather sofas, 42” Plasma Screen TV & DVD, mp3 player docking station.
- Washing machine & tumble dryer – we provide washing powder.
- Unlimited wireless internet access.
- Designated diver equipment charging station.
- Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels – 2 × large bath towels per person plus head towels on request.