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Dive Review of MV Radiant Queen in
Other Locations/Scapa Flow

May, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Elaine & Lisa, WA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5190
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
48   to 50    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
7
Water Visibility
15   to 30    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Emily Turton was an amazing skipper, cook, and very knowledgeable regarding
Scapa Flow. She has a MCA category 3 Boatmasters Licence and a commercially
endorsed Offshore Yachtmaster qualification.  She has a great sense of
humor and we would highly recommend her to anyone considering a trip to the
Orkneys.

The wrecks, from both WW1 and WW2, were generally deeper dives with
variable visibility.  Although much salvage has taken place in years past,
there still remains many interesting features and history.  There was a
fair amount of critters for a variety of interests.

You won't have far to go when disembarking the ferry from Scottish mainland
to Stromness, Orkney - the Historical Miller's House B&B is just a
short walk across the road to the dive boat.  Wonderful, welcoming
accommodation with fabulous breakfasts.
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