RHIB Boat Charter, Stingray

Atlantic Scuba owns and operates two RHIBs (Ridged Hulled Inflatable Boats) as dive charter boats. ‘Stingray’ is a Category 4 MCA coded catamaran RHIB, licensed to carry 12 people including the boat skipper. It is fitted with two Mariner Optimax 90HP engines, it is 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 and media work, local maritime historic/archaeological surveys & research within the Falmouth Bay, Manacles, Gerrans Bay and Veryan Bay areas, around South West Cornwall.

***Multi day charter cylinder filling arranged at your convenience via our dive centre just 15 minutes away***
Just £3 per fill (232 bar)

**** Cylinder and weight system hire or full kit hire available ****
Rent a full air cylinder for just £5 or a weight belt and weights for just £2 while diving from our boat.

Stingray full at Scubafest

A Stingray full at Scubafest

Stingray is based at Mylor near Falmouth, for easy access to Falmouth Bay, Gerrans Bay, Veryan Bay and the Manacles. Although it is capable and legally coded to go up to 20 miles from a safe haven.

All prices are based on a maximum of 3 hours on water, within 7 miles of the harbour. Fuel surcharges apply beyond the 7 mile limit.

Scheduled Dives 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.

Full boat charter: £200 per dive (local sites).

R.H.I.B. diving multi-day charter: £350 per day (2 dives, returning to port between dives, local sites).

Full day charter, maximum 8 hours on water: £550 (fuel surcharge is applied if more than 7 miles from harbour).

******SPECIAL DAY TRIP FOR 2 PEOPLE (MINIMUM)******
Two dives in a day for two people, including kit hire – £100, an extra £50 per person

For an idea of Falmouths’ Popular Boat Dive Sites CLICK HERE .

So, whether you need a boat for scuba diving, free-diving, snorkelling (snorkeling), sightseeing or a cruise up the River Fal to Smugglers Cottage or the Pandora Inn. Call us and see what we can do for you.

I love diving

I love diving

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.

Stingray at sea

Stingray at sea

For freediving charter, we have several options available. We also have multiple shot weights for constant weight lines, free immersion or even variable weight free dives.

We also have some suggested Freediving Day Itineraries.

AIDA freediving courses, available through Atlantic Scuba and FreeDiveUK.

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