Porthkerris Camping and Diving Trip 2022

11th – 15th August 2022

 

We’re heading back to Cornwall’s Porthkerris in August. Famous for it’s exclusive beach front location and convenient on-site facilities, Porthkerris offers a wealth of experiences for UK divers.

This area of offers some of the best diving in the UK. We’ll be camping on the beach, enjoying boat and unlimited shore diving.

Camping

Bring your tent and sleeping bag! One of the highlights of this trip is that we’ll have exclusive use of the shore front camping area, just for our Scuba 2000 group.

There are facilities located close by but no electric hook up on the beach, meaning we can switch off and enjoy the stunning setting.

We will provide a communal gazebo and some essentials (drinking water, hand sanitiser, tissues, paper plates, wooden cutlery, serviettes etc.). We’ll also have a firepit and supply wood for the evenings. Please plan to bring everything else you will need to make yourself comfortable.

Diving

We have reserved the Celtic Kitten for up to 1o people to do one boat dive in the morning. The Celtic Kitten is an 8.5 metre power cat which has an electric lift, making it easy to get back on board after your dive. The Kitten is able to access a wide range of local dive sites, featuring wrecks and reefs, with depths ranging from 7 – 36m.

Following our morning dives, there will be unlimited beach diving available for the remainder of the day.

The shore diving here is renowned as some of the best diving in the UK. The sheltered conditions and varying depths make is ideal for both novice and more experienced divers to enjoy.

You can expect to see a vast variety of marine life during your dives here. An array of fish life can be seen, including Pollack, Bass,  Corkwing Wrasse, Cuckoo Wrasse and even Red Gurnard and John Dory. Jewel anemones, tunicates, sea cucumbers, sponges, various crustaceans, tube worms, anemones, sea urchins and juvenile cuttlefish can also be found.

Basking sharks, dolphins and seals are all common visitors to the area and often come in close to the shore.

Price

The price for this trip includes:

  • 4 nights camping on the beach (we have exclusive use of the beachfront area)
  • 3 days unlimited shore diving
  • 3 x boat dives (additional dives may be possible for extra fees & subject to availability)
  • Fire-side BBQ on Saturday evening (all food & soft drinks provided by us – BYO alcoholic drinks)
  • Some basic provisions for your comfort (gazebo, fire pit, drinking water, sanitiser, plates, cutlery etc.)
  • A Scuba 2000 team member to look after you throughout.

Members: £234

Non-members: £257

Please note, we need a minimum of 8 divers for this trip and a maximum of 10 for the boat. Rates are valid until 31/12/2021. You must book and pay your deposit before this date for these prices. Rates may increase from January 2022.

Required Extras

The following items are not included but required.

  • Food / drinks (other than the club BBQ)
  • Transport
  • Dive equipment

Optional Extras

The following items are not included and are optional.

  • Tank (air): £20 (members) / £30 (non-members)
  • Weights: £12 (members) / £18 (non-members)
  • Other kit hire available upon request
  • Add boat diving specialty: £150 (normally £200)

How to Book

To book this trip, all we will need from you is a 50% deposit as soon as possible and the balance is due by 1st July 2022. Please e-mail us if you want to come.

Please note the prices above are guaranteed until 31st December 2021. As many suppliers will likely put up prices next year, there is a good chance these rates will change in the new year.

Important notes: Every diver must carry their own SMB and reel for these dives. Scuba 2000 general terms and conditions apply.

Videos of Porthkerris from Youtube

Note: Images and videos from Scuba 2000, porthkerris.com & Youtube

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