Manos and Matt. I think it just you two guys that were looking a getting in some diving at Scapa Flow.
I have now spoken to a dive org called Scapa Scuba. They arrange day boat stuff up there but are pretty much fully booked for August already. What they have said they can offer us is this.
First, a skipper to take charge of my RIB so that we can dive off it. No anchoring permitted over wrecks so somebody competent/licensed by Orkney has to do this. That would cost £70 for the day - two dives.
They can supply tanks of air at £5 each per dive.
They can supply a dive guide - optional at £100 a day for 2 divers. £25 per person per dive. If we don't want the guide the skipper can brief and provide maps for each dive as part of the £70 fee. Not an extra.
We have to get a diving permit from Orkney but there is no charge for this. I have the relevant telephone number.
Got any views?