MV JOHN L
Length 65 ft ~ Breadth 16 ft ~ Depth 7 ft
The 65ft John L is one of the largest day boats operating in Scapa Flow, spacious and comfortable with heated changing room with drying facilities to kit up in. 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 one of the few boats here to have a prop guard for extra safety in the water (see picture). 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 fresh water tank for rinsing kit, a diver friendly ladder and a toilet.
This steel former tug/workboat is an ideal diving boat being a stable platform with 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, back-packs, all-inclusive. Onboard nitrox is available at a small additional cost for those who are qualified to use it.
The weeks are shared between the owner Dougie Snape and James Brown. Both have full BOT and MCA Skippers tickets with a wide knowledge of all Orkney waters, especially Scapa Flow.
The Diving Cellar, 4 Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
Telephone (0044) (0)1856 850055 Fax (0044) (0)1856 850395