RHIB Boat Charter, Starfish

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

Starfish

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.

Starfish

Starfish

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

BOOKING

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.

CANCELLATIONS 

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.

 
VESSEL
 
We operate a NO SMOKING RULE aboard.
We are responsible for the vessel and the life saving equipment located aboard. Oxygen and other first aid equipment is located aboard, but we reserved the right to charge for any item(s) used.
 
DIVING
 
All dives over circa 40m will be classed as a one dive day. A recreational diving day will typically consist of a wreck dive followed by a shallower second dive (either a non-tidal wreck, reef or drift dive).
All charters are based on a maximum of 14 miles (from port) round trip per day. Over this amount, we reserve the right to charge for excess fuel used (currently £5 per mile).
If requesting specific dive sites, we will endeavour to fulfil your request. However, the weather (amongst other things) is out of our control and if circumstances are, that we cannot dive the requested site, we will offer you the next best alternative dive site.
 
THE WEATHER

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

Complete Booking Form .pdf