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

MV Radiant Queen, May, 2009,

by Elaine & Lisa, WA, USA ( 1 report). Report 5190.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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