Travel - Scapa Flow Wrecks - 5/20/23 - 5/27/23 - WW1 Sunken German FleetSold Out
Scapa Flow – May 20 – May 27, 2023
Cost $2750 ($750 Deposit to Hold Spot – Balance of $2000 due 1/1/2023)
Join Paragon Dive Group’s Ben Lair and Dive Rite Mexico’s Ricardo Castillo on an incredible adventure to dive the German Fleet wrecks of Scapa Flow. Lamar and Jared Hires from Dive Rite will be our special guests for this once in a lifetime trip to dive some rusted metal!
Scapa Flow is one of the jewels in the crown of UK scuba diving. The remains of the German fleet still lie in the flow, heavily protected from any sort of salvage or interference by divers. Their legacy is some of the best scuba diving in the world, the behemoths of the battleships rising from 45m to 22m, guns pointing into the green, seemingly on eternal patrol. The stricken cruisers on their sides, their superstructures slowly falling to the seabed after nearly 100 years underwater.
All of the WWI German wrecks lie approximately 50 minutes from the port of Stromness. All have a shotline on them. Maximum depths to the seabed is around 44m. Least depth to the seabed is around 12m. The wrecks are at depths that will allow two long dives per day. Water temperaturs are expected between 6-10C (38-48F).
We will be diving “The Big Seven” with 12 Technical CCR dives spread over 6 diving days. Some of the wrecks we will be visiting are: SMS Markgraf, SMS Kronprinz Willhelm, SMS König, SMS Brummer, SMS Dresden, SMS Cöln, SMS Karlsruhe, and more.
- 7 Nights Accommodation Twin Bunk Cabin with Ensuite Shower/Bathroom. No single supplement available. If you want a private room you need to book two spots.
- Daily Breakfast and Lunch on all dive days
- Air Fills and Weights
- 12 Technical Dives with Full CCR Support
- Nitrox Fills, Helium Fills, Absorbent, Tank Rentals (Available For Nominal Costs and paid directly to the operator at the end of the trip based on what was used).
- Flights - Plan on arriving at Kirkwall Airport on Saturday 5/20 or earlier as we can board the boat at 1500 on 5/20.
- Additional Lodging if arriving early or staying late
- Anything not mentioned in “Included” above
Ben Lair: Ben@paragondive.com or 520-260-9940