Diving Trips Boat in Stromness, Scotland

12 Guests

About This Boat

The MV John L

At a length of 20m, Beam of 5m and Draft of 2m the John L is the largest day boat operating in Scapa Flow, spacious and comfortable with heated changing room and drying facilities to kit up in, and with the very latest in lift designs, you can return to the boat after you dive without any effort.

There is a large day cabin with cooker, and hot drinks are freely available throughout the day. The boat is fully equipped with all safety and navigation equipment and has a full MCA code of practice. There are two different O2 medical systems in case of any problems.

It is the only dive boat in Scapa Flow to have a prop guard for extra safety in the water (see picture), a fully functional divers lift is available for use for extra easy of returning to the boat. The main compressor of 24 CFM is engine room mounted to minimize noise levels, there is also a standby 12 CFM compressor, both provide double filtered air to 300 bar if required there is also a large air bank.

Nitrox is available on board, and the skippers are both qualified gas blenders. There is also a freshwater tank for rinsing kit, a fully functional ladder to make diving easy, and of course a toilet.

This steel former tug/workboat is an ideal diving boat being a stable platform (no cases of seasickness ever!) with a low free board for easy entry and return. There is also an experienced extra crewmember to assist you at all times.

We provide - 15lt & 12 lt O2 cleaned 232 bar steel tanks which are din convertible and A clamps, air, weights, weight belts, all-inclusive. Onboard nitrox is available at a small additional cost for those who are qualified to use it.  

Price :

6 days package - £ 583.13 / person.

 Diving Package includes

6 days hard boat diving from our 20M day boat, 2 dives per day

7 nights accommodation in our cosy & comfortable adjoining houses, 2 minutes from the pier & includes a daily hot traditional Scottish breakfast

Free use of self-drive minibus

Free pick up from Kirkwall airport or Stromness ferry

12lt & 15lt O2 cleaned tanks with din/A-clamp convertible valves provided.

(Manifolded twin 12lt o2 clean tanks available for hire)

Free air to 300 bar, on-board Nitrox available at small additional cost

Weights & Belts provided

Discount on all diving gear & Scapa Flow souvenirs in our fully stocked diving shop 


  • Type: Diving
  • Capacity: 12 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Diving regulator
  • Buoyancy compensator
  • Diving cylinder
  • Tank
  • Helmet/mask
  • Diving suit
  • Depth gauge
  • Diving mask
  • Flippers

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