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    What's the diving like out of Rhyl? Lots of wrecks? (Have never dived out of that part of our lovely coastline)

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    There are a lot of wrecks in liverpool bay and the surrounding area. The area north of anglesey up along the west coast of cumbria is very rarely dived in comparison to the rest of the country. Some surprisingly big stuff depending how far out you go. I don't imagine it would be a challenge to regularly get on decent unknown sites if there's a bit of ambition to do it.

    Quite shallow and muddy for quite a way out means the visability can be variable. I know a few clubs that take rhibs out but the area is crying out for decent dive boats like we've got over in the NE.

    The tidal constraints mentioned that mean shorter single dive trips would suit a boat running as a shuttle quite nicely. The single dive days, perhaps challenging conditions and focus on wrecks would make it a challenge to charter this as a club in my experience. Could easily take a couple of places semi regularly though.

    ...Although my skills probably aren't up to it because I'm not always accompanied by my DO and his half filled in clipboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashman View Post
    I operate my boat from a pontoon in Rhyl Harbour, North Wales which is tidal. In effect this means to/from Rhyl at +/- 2.5 hours either side of HW. Most dives are a single dive over HW slack which entails a 5 hour charter. The charter cost is £300 which between 8 divers is £37.50 or between 6, £50.
    I am very interested in organising a group to dive from your boat. I have dived a number of the wrecks in Liverpool bay and the vis can be excellent and there are loads of good wrecks to dive.

    Have looked at your web site but cannot see a lift on the boat. Do you have one? if not, what arrangements do you have for getting divers back on board?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher View Post
    I am very interested in organising a group to dive from your boat. I have dived a number of the wrecks in Liverpool bay and the vis can be excellent and there are loads of good wrecks to dive.

    Have looked at your web site but cannot see a lift on the boat. Do you have one? if not, what arrangements do you have for getting divers back on board?

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    Hi Kingfisher,

    I have a removable, bespoke dive ladder 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashman View Post
    Hi Kingfisher,

    I have a removable, bespoke dive ladder ��
    Thanks for that.

    Would you be willing to take twinset and rebreather divers? I and a number of my dive friends may be interested - we used to dive monthly off Angelsea on the deeper less dived wrecks. We would need to think about getting back aboard as we would be carrying stages, which we could clip off the side of the boat before getting back aboard.

    Have you more pictures of your boat (and your ladder)?

    Thanks

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    Yes no problem using twinsets or rebreathers. I donít have any photos of boat/ladder to hand at the moment but will take some soon. Iím busy for the next two weeks but will sort on my return home.

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    A couple of photos to show my boat and a photo of the dive ladder early in the fabrication process. The ladder now has a brace fitted and all boat contact areas are padded. Bench seating is fitted on the port side and across the stern for diving.





 
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