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InDepth Dive Club Boat
'Deep Blue' RHIB

Deep Blue Logo.

InDepth Dive Club has its own club boat, called 'Deep Blue'. She was named as such because her tubes are a dark blue and she is especially set-up as a dive boat.

She's a 5.8 metre Humber Destroyer 580 fitted with an Evinrude 115 Ficht RAM outboard engine.

InDepth club RHIB, 'Deep Blue'.
Deep Blue the club RHIB
Deep Blue InDepth RHIB.
Deep Blue RHIB at Plymouth.
Deep Blue, the InDepth RHIB at sea.

Deep Blue - Humber Destroyer RHIB (Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat)

'Deep Blue' is maintained to the highest standard and has recently been extensively overhauled and had new throttle cables fitted, a new steering cable, a full gearbox stripdown and realignment, impeller and full engine service.

She's fitted with state-of-the-art navigational and emergency location & radio equipment, an 'Ocean Ears' Diver recall system and extensive first aid, flares and O2 facilities. 

She's sat on a Snipe roller coaster trailer that has also been stripped down and fully serviced and upgraded this year, having had new wheels bearings, winch, alloy wheels and tyres and new checkerplate.

We pride ourselves on sparing no expense. She's maintained to the highest standards. A valued asset that affords the club the ability to dive whenever the opportunity presents itself.

We frequently take her to the South Coast and dive from locations such as Plymouth, West Bay, Lyme Regis, Challaborough & Hope Cove  and across to Wales to dive from Pembroke.

If, when we meet up on one of our regular Thursday evening club nights, the forecast looks good for the following weekend, we will often make arrangements then and there to take her off for a day or two's diving. Likewise, whilst she is set-up specifically with scuba diving in mind, we do still take her out to sea purely for the fun of taking her out and heading off along the coast for the day.

Diving from the club RHIB is only offered to fully paid up club members.

Launching the RHIB.
Divers getting back on the Deep Blue RHIB after a dive.
Ocean Ears, Acoustic diver recall system.
Nautical Chart of Lyme Bay and navigational tools.
Enjoying an ice cream on the Deep Blue RHIB at Lyme Regis harbour.

Courses & Workshops enhanced with the Deep Blue RHIB

In addition to pleasure diving from Deep Blue the club can also offer a number of courses and workshops from her, including:

PADI Boat Diver >>

PADI Wreck Diver >>

PADI Drift Diver >>

PADI Deep Diver / Depth progression dives for BSAC / SAA etc.

PADI Digital Underwater Photography / Videography / Digital Imaging / Photogrammetry

SAA Boat Handler (RYA Level 2 prep)

And many other courses can be progressed with the club RHIB. Please refer to each individual course for full details as many have specific prerequisites and requirements prior to being able to dive from the club RHIB and not all dives for certain courses would necessarily be done from the RHIB.

Deep Blue RHIB - Oceanears Diver Recall System

Deep Blue carries an acoustic diver recall system known as Oceanears.

The Oceanears DRS-8-003/SA400 CLASSIC Acoustic Diver Recall System is now the leading diver recall system in the World!

Oceanears on the Deep Blue RHIB.
Oceanears in Pelli Case RHIB.

Deep Blue RHIB - Insurance Documents

Deep Blue is insured through:

Westfield Sub Aqua and Marine Insurance Services Ltd

14 Lambourne Drive

Bagshot

Surry

GU19 5BY

Tel: 01483 237827

www.divinginsuranceuk.com

2023/24-RHIB-Insurance.

CDA Safe Boating Guidelines

Deep Blue is run and operated under the appropriate guidance as laid out in The Combined Diving Association's Handbook: Guidelines for the safe operation of member club dive boats.

Click on the image to download a copy.

cda boating guidelines.

“ONLY THE GUY WHO ISN'T ROWING HAS TIME TO ROCK THE BOAT.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre

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