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Dive Review of MV Invincible/Ferry Inn in
General Travel/Other Locations/Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, UK

MV Invincible/Ferry Inn: "Challenging but worth the effort - diving German WW1 wrecks", Apr, 2019,

by Phil Hamilton, MA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11291.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 1 stars
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Comments This was a "bucket list" trip, a chance to dive the remaining wrecks of the German High Seas Fleet during the centennial year of their scuttling in Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands off the NE coast of Scotland. I had booked the trip through Divers Cove (Essex, CT) and most of the group were members of SEConn Skin Divers club.
In late April/early May, this is definitely drysuit diving. Good buoyancy, gas management, deploying a SMB, and using a wreck reel are skills to be practised beforehand. Try to bring everything you think you'll need for diving. The boat caries no spares for dive equipment. There is a very good dive shop in Stromness close ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites MV Invincible   Ferry Inn

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Indonesia, Maldives, Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, Roatan, Utilla, Belize, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cozumel, Australia, California, New England, Fla keys, Philipines
Closest Airport Kirkwall Getting There Passengers flying into Kirkwall from other UK airports often find that some or all of their checked-in bags don't arrive for another 24-48 hours. We flew to Glasgow and then took a train and ferry - longer but less stressful and a chance to see more of Scotland.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 46-48°F / 8-9°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 15-30 Ft/ 5-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large rinse tanks were provided for any cameras. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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