RHIB Diving FAQ

RHIB diving is a very effective and efficient way of scuba diving from a boat. RHIBs are usually much faster than hard boats, they are also more economical. Here are some of the questions we get frequently asked:

How do you get back on?
When stationary, RHIBs usually sit very low in the water, the closer to the stern, the lower they sit. You have to haul yourself in using the ropes and grab handles provided. If you make yourself very buoyant first, it is quite easy, we will always help you if you need it.

Where’s the toilet?
Unfortunately, this is one area RHIBs lose against hard boats. We don’t have one.

How long will we be out?
We rarely do two dives per trip, unless asked. So most trips are just one dive. We normally state 2.5-3 hours for a recreational dive trip. So not too long to wait for the toilet.

If we are doing two dives, what do we do with our kit?
Leave your kit on the boat, just switch cylinders.

What does RO mean?
RO stands for Ropes Off, the time the boat plans to leave the quayside. So get there beforehand to get your kit ready and on the boat before that time.

Where do we put stuff we want to keep dry?
To be honest, your car will be best. The is very little dry storage on a RHIB. We have a dry box to place your car keys but that’s about it.

If you have any other questions about diving from our boat, please contact us.