Pembroke Hard Boat
Diving in Pembrokeshire opens up a treasure chest of marine habitats and allows you to explore another world swaying beneath the waves.
One of the crowning jewels of underwater Pembrokeshire has to be the waters around Skomer, Skokholm and Middleholm islands, which form part of the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve, one of only three such reserves in the UK. Visit the intact and well-documented wreck of the ‘Lucy’, explore the reefs and experience first hand the biodiversity associated with marine reserves. Expect to be checked out by the inquisitive and playful seals.
Date: 12/13 September 2020
Cost: £131.00. pp. (£480 boat charge per day / 10 people + accommodation £17.50 per night)
Deposit: £17.00 (£100 for boat, 20% for accommodation)
Dive: Diving with Dive Pembrokeshire skipper Len Bateman. Address of were boat is berthed is Neyland Marina, Brunel Quay, SA73 1PY. Ropes off 9am and has tail lift just to make life that much easier.
Accommodation: Upper Neeston Lodges (bunk houses): Self Catering
The Barn which sleeps up to 8 (2 in one room and 6 in the other in bunks), The Cowshed which sleeps up to 10 (6 in one room and 4 in the other) the Granary bunkhouse (which sleeps 3 a triple sleeper)
Depending on your numbers you can book any combination of these (We had the Barn and Granary in 2019).
The Barn and Cowshed each have 2 bunkrooms (with 3ft adult sized, comfortable bunk beds). Both rooms have their own ensuite wet room with Thermostatic showers. They both have a fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer, cooker and microwave and a large living dining area with leather sofas and a wood burning stove. The Granary has a bedroom with a triple sleeper bunk (double on bottom and single on the top) and en-suite wet room with thermostatic shower, It also has a fully fitted kitchen with fridge freezer / microwave and living/dining area with wood burning stove. All the units have background central heating. All bedding is provided but we don’t supply towels. There is also a shared laundry/drying room and outside wash down area for washing wetsuits etc.
Each lodge also has it’s own lockable storage area for storing kit. Both the Cowshed and the Barn have garden areas with patio and BBQ’s and there is ample parking on site.
You will need two tanks as the boat does not return between dives.
2019 prices for refills were:
Normal airfills are £4 and £4.50 for 300 bar (single cylinder).
Nitrox if we can get it is £8.50.
The car parking at the Marina is free. You need to park in the large carpark – not the small one on the other side of the Marina buildings.
We went this year and absolutely loved it.
For more information speak to Martin and Kevin.