Scuba Diving and Powerboat Trips
Unlock Scotland's West Coast
Covid-19 Update 14.12.2020
We are able to accept bookings from people living in Tiers 1 & 2 in Scotland. Due to the travel restrictions we cannot accept bookings from anybody living in England, Wales or N.I/Rep of Ireland.
We sadly cannot accept bookings from anyone in tiers 3 & 4 in accordance with guidelines and travel restrictions. Any divers/persons with current bookings (28/29 Nov for example), we will be in touch about refunds.
From now on, when you book with us online, you will have to choose the Tier which you are living in, and this will be reviewed before bookings are accepted.
We are able to pick up from Holy Loch Marina and now Inverkip/Largs Marinas as they are now in Tier 2 as are we in Argyll.
We are delighted that we can still offer powerboat trips. For the meantime we can accommodate single households up to 6 persons maximum with our seating arrangement.
Important updates for divers aboard the Starfish Enterprise
Due to the recent rise in cases we are now requiring ALL persons on board to wear face coverings. These must be stored in your own dry bag whilst you are kitting up and in the water.
Divers will be asked to stay in their designated seating area where possible.
Divers will be expected to be as self-sufficient as possible but now with the 1m restriction in place, the skipper will be able to provide some assistance. The Skipper will be wearing a face covering whilst assisting.
Buddy checks must be performed whilst maintaining a 1 metre distance, unless from the same household. Emergency regulator checks must be performed using the purge button and not placed in the divers’ mouth.
No spitting whilst on board, any spitting on board will not be tolerated!!. Where possible please use anti-fogging liquid (apparently half a potato does the same trick!) and rinse with a bottle of water. If you require to spit/blow nose etc please do so in the water before recovery to the boat.
Please keep your regulator in your mouth at all times when buddy checks are completed and you are ready for entry.
When being recovered from the water please keep your regulator in your mouth at all times until you are sat down in your designated seat.
All personal possessions should be kept in your own dry bag (including PPE, phones, keys, food & drinks) and stored close to your own kit using the bench rails.
MARINA UPDATES (no changes here)
As of the 10th of August we can confirm that we are now able to pick up 6 divers max from Holy Loch Marina, Inverkip Marina and Largs Yacht Haven (minimum numbers still apply to run).
As of the 15th of July all Holy Loch Marina facilities including toilets are now open.
As of the 15th of July the Marina Cafes are now open.
Inverkip Marina toilets are NOT OPEN to public, however the cafe toilets are open to paying customers.
As from the 10th July in Scotland it is MANDATORY to wear face masks in all shops, this will include any shop in the marina and also the marina receptions.
Trolleys will be available for divers to take equipment to the boat. There will be antibacterial spray laid beside them, please spray down before and after use.
At the marinas, please make use of the hand sanitising stations on the security gates before and after boarding.
No household restrictions for diving groups.
Face coverings not legally required if 1m social distancing can be adhered to, but are still advised.
After dives the skipper can now offer some assistance getting back onto the boat. This will all be explained during the skippers briefing prior to departure.
We can now provide teas and coffees on board but customers will be required to bring their own cup/flask with them.
Powerboat trips will remain restricted to single households due to our seating configuration.
COVID Procedure Acceptance Form - IMPORTANT
Your safety is our number one priority. Please can we ask each diver to complete an acceptance form prior to diving with us. Please print this form and bring it with you. If you need help completing the form or do not have access to a printer please contact us.
The form for divers can be found here.
The form for powerboat trip guests can be found here.
Pricing & pickup locations
We are currently able to provide pickups from all our main locations.
£50 per diver per day based on 2 dives. We can accommodate 6 divers maximum and there are no restrictions on households.
Payments will be made in the normal way via our website prior to divers arriving at the marina.
You will see the change in prices and restrictions on locations during the booking process.
Normal terms & conditions apply.
A full risk assessment has been produced. A copy of this is available upon request. Please contact us for more information.