Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is well known for some of the best diving in the British Isles. It offers a mixture of excellent scenic dives with large colourful walls and a collection of good wreck dives. Being an offshore island visibility tends to be good and every dive offers a large range of marine life. As well as dives with seals and sightings of dolphins the Isle of Man is a hotspot for basking sharks and regular encounters are made (although nothing can be guaranteed).
Diving will take place from the 10m ‘Red Bay Stormforce’ a specially designed RIB which gets to dive sites quickly and comfortably and provides a great platform to dive from—and has a lift for easy exits. The skipper, Mike, is not only a fantastic seaman but a real gent and guarantees we always get the best diving possible. Between dives we return to Port St Mary harbour for lunch and to get air fills. This is relaxed and allows divers to sort out cameras and prepare for the next dive.
You will enjoy 4 days boat diving with 2 dives per day including air fills and use of cylinders (you may bring a cylinder if you like). A dive computer, SMB and reel are mandatory for each diver. Equipment can be hired from New Horizons.
This is a great trip for Advanced Open Water divers and above.
Accommodation is part of the package and is situated in between the villages of Port Erin and Port St Mary and has been graded 4 star, highly commended. The property boasts stunning views of the surrounding area and is ideally located for the dive centre and local amenities.
Car ferries go from Liverpool to the Isle of Man with a crossing time of 2 hours 30 minutes. To keep costs down it is a good idea to share cars for this journey and book early (cars in the Isle of Man will be useful) and we can help with this.
The Package & Price
The package price includes 4 days diving (2 dives per day), air fills/cylinder rental, 4 nights in self catering accommodation (breakfast supplied). This trip and the trip leader is organised by New Horizons Dive Society.
The price for this great 4 nights accommodation and 4 days diving trip is just £425.
To book your place on this trip, simply contact us to confirm availability before completing a UK Trip Booking Form and UK Trip Medical Questionnaire, returning the completed forms with a non refundable deposit of £125 per diver, payable to New Horizons (cheque, cash or online payment), to confirm your reservation. The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure. Transport to be arranged privately – New Horizons can help with car sharing, so please let us know if you can offer anyone a lift.
Membership of New Horizons Dive Society is a prerequisite for booking on this trip and must be valid at the time of departure.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.
Photographs reproduced by kind permission of Mr Tony J Gilbert.