InDepth Dive Club Boat
'Deep Blue' RHIB
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.
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.
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 Deep Diver / Depth progression dives for BSAC / SAA etc.
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!
“ONLY THE GUY WHO ISN'T ROWING HAS TIME TO ROCK THE BOAT.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre