FAQs

I haven’t dived in the UK before but can I still dive from your boat?

If you haven’t dived in the UK before, we do not recommend you dive off the boat without doing two shore dives, to get some experience in UK diving, as well as doing a buoyancy check first.

Can I hire dive kit?

If you have to hire dive kit, apart from just a cylinder, we do not recommend you dive off the boat without doing a shore dive and a buoyancy check first.

What is available on board?

We have water, tea, coffee and hot chocolate available, sometimes we have biscuits and/or cake.

Where are we diving?

We decide on the day, based on the weather and tides. This means we rarely miss a dive. If you have a preference, please ask.

Do you offer a dive guide?

Due to legislation in the U.K., this is not straight forward. Under the HSE diving at work regs, a guide needs a safety diver. Under the MCAs small commercial vessel coding, the boat is limited to 12 spaces. This means the guide and their safety diver take 2 of those spaces. So we can offer a dive guide, it won’t be cheap though.

Can I have a buddy?

There is normally someone on the boat to buddy up with, just ask around when you are on the boat.

Can I dive solo?

That is your choice, as long as you believe you are experienced enough or qualified to dive solo, we have no issue. We can even offer an SDI Solo Diver course through Atlantic Scuba.

How long can I stay down for?

We have a maximum recommended dive time of 60 minutes. If you book the boat, you can do as long as you want, if not, we have to consider others on board.

What do I do when I get to Mylor?

Drop your dive kit onto the quay with the blue cranes on.
Park your car in the first car park, or up the valley from the berth holders car park.
The boat will come alongside 15 minutes prior to ropes off time. Once it comes alongside, take your kit down to the boat.
Do not use the trollies at Mylor.
There are public toilets at Mylor, next to Cafe Mylor.