Starfish is currently being completely rebuilt, replacement engine, new tubes, new electronics, in fact the only original part left will be the hull. It should be ready for the 2020 season. This page will be active again once Starfish has undergone it’s rebuild.
Atlantic Scuba owns and operates two RHIBs (Ridged Hulled Inflatable Boats) as dive charter boats. ‘Starfish’ is a Category 4 MCA coded RHIB, licensed to carry 12 people including the boat skipper. It is fitted with a single Mercury 200HP Optimax 2 engine, it is very fast, reliable, quiet and comfortable.
Available for diver training, wreck diving, reef diving, Nitrox diving, Trimix diving, technical diving, free-diving, freediver training, sightseeing, wildlife ventures & surveys, commercial hire, film work, local maritime historic/archaeological surveys & research anywhere around the Cornish coast.
***Multi day charter cylinder filling arranged at your convenience via our dive centre near Falmouth***
**** Full equipment or just cylinder and weight system hire also available ****
Starfish can be launched by trailer from multiple locations around Cornwall, or wherever it is needed. Suitable launching locations include Plymouth, Fowey, Falmouth, Penzance, Hayle, Newquay and Rock, covering most of Cornwall. It is capable and coded to go up to 20 miles from a safe haven, so can cover the whole of the Cornish Coast.
All single dive prices are based on a maximum of 3 hours on water, within 5 miles of Black Rock. Fuel surcharges apply beyond the 5 miles limit.
Scheduled Dives for Starfish and Stingray are usually listed on a Monday evening, on our Facebook group – Falmouth RHIB Diving on Stingray – Maximum depth, Price and Ropes Off times are stated.
The following prices do not include transport costs to the launching location.
Full boat charter: £300 per dive
R.H.I.B. diving multi-day charter: £550 per day (2 dives).
Full day charter, maximum 8 hours on water: £650
So, whether you need a boat for scuba diving, freediving, snorkelling or sightseeing, call us and see what we can do for you.
As a WiSe Master accredited operator we can safely take you out to try and find the various wildlife that lives or visits our area, for more information have a look at our Wildlife Watching page.
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully, sign/date and return
Whether confirmed by completion or not, booking by email, text , message or verbally,
you are governed by these Terms and Conditions as outlined below
A provisional booking can be made either by telephone or via email. This provisional booking is valid for 7 days, in which time you must send completed signed/dated copies of our Booking Form and Terms & Conditions Form together with the appropriate deposit. After 7 days your provisional booking may be cancelled.
Full Day Charter or Individuals Charter – Payment of the balance is to be received no later than 4 weeks prior to the charter date. Winter Full Charter or Winter Individuals Charter – Payment of the balance is to be received by 31st October unless agreed otherwise.
Charters, both whole boat and individual. Your deposit will only be refunded if you give us 12 weeks or more notice. After this period the deposit will be lost. If you cancel with 6 weeks or less notice, you will be billed the entire charter fee.
This refund is subject to any special fees already paid in advance.
Summer charters – If the weather dictates we cannot leave the Carrick Roads, we’ll cancel the dive but if we can dive on a 20m+ wreck/reef, then the charter is seen to be fulfilled. If we do cancel, an alternative date will firstly be offered subject to availability, if this is unsuitable, a refund will be issued.
Winter charters – If the weather dictates we cannot leave the Carrick Roads, we will dive within the Roads if a sheltered dive site can be dived.
We strongly recommend all divers take out holiday insurance to cover the cost of the trip should you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.
We check the weather forecast many times, including two days prior to your booking, and again the early evening of the day before your booking. Generally, no decision will be made regarding the weather conditions before 18:00 on the day before your booking. We appreciate leaving it late can cause disruption but the 18:00 is the latest weather update we use and we all know how much the weather can change in 24 hours.
PLEASE NOTE : THE SKIPPERS DECISION IS FINAL
PLEASE NOTE : WE OPERATE A ‘NO SMOKING’ RULE ABOARD