M2 Portland Hard Boat
HMS M2 Trip Sunday 30th September 2018
There is a trip to the famous wreck of the M2 submarine near Portland on Sunday 30th September with Skin Deep Diving.
(Don’t want to read it all below? The must know info: M2! 35 metres!! £55!!!)
This submarine sank in tragic circumstances in 1932 and has been designated a war grave due to all hands being lost. It was unique as it carried a seaplane in a waterproof hanger making it the world’s only submarine aircraft carrier. Although the seaplane was salvaged the hanger is still intact and can be explored along with the rest of the hull of the submarine. The M2 is regarded as one of the best dives on the south coast!
This is an amazing day trip by all accounts and lies in up to 35mtrs of water in Lyme Bay.
PLEASE NOTE: The trip is only suitable for Sports Divers and above with appropriate depth progression and alternate independent air supply i.e: pony, twinset/sidemount or CCR with bail out.
Divers will be paired according to their equipment set up so that those with the capability of extended range diving can make the most of this dive.
Sorry, it is not for the inexperienced.
The cost of the trip is £55 with the first dive on the M2 and then a second shallower dive on the way back in to Portland.
Booking onto this trip is easy!
Skin Deep operate a fast, large hard boat with a dive lift that can accommodate up to 12 divers and all their gear. If you want to come along contact Skin Deep who will reserve you a place on their boat. You do not need to pay a deposit and just need to pay the balance one month before the trip. They will e-mail you to remind you that the balance is due as well…how easy is that?
The ropes off time on the Sunday has been given as mid-day so there’s plenty of time to come down in the morning on the day or you can arrange your own accommodation the night before/after as you see fit and enjoy a bit longer there.
Portland/Weymouth has accommodation too numerous to mention ranging from camping above Chesil Beach, up to luxury hotels nearby.
I have booked into The Bunker, a cheap but ideal base for divers and less than 5 mins drive from Portland Marina where the boat will depart from and only £27 b and b. (Shared room and per person)
Parking at the marina is plentiful, free and there are trollies available to carry your gear from the car park onto the pontoon. The trollies take a pound coin and you even get that back!
Skin Deep Diving- 01305 457343 Ask for Oona.
More info on the M2-
You can book onto the boat individually but just let me know if you have reserved a place please or if you want any further information please speak to Baxter.