Gallery: Isis was our Dory dive boat, bought in 2010. Here some photos show the boat as it was when we bought her, through to use as a dive boat, and some technical drawings
Perseverance is a 7m RIB. She is not actually our own boat, we have her on loan from the 1st Standlake & Cokethorpe Sea Scout Group after agreeing to overhaul and maintain her.
Capable of 30-40 knots and carrying 8-10 divers she is a highly useful boat. Here are some photos from sea trials on the Solent following maintainence.
The latest addition to the club’s roster of boats is a brand new Humber 16ft RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), christened Naiad.
With a £10,000 grant awarded by Sport England to help the club advance snorkeling from the pool to open water, this boat promises exciting times ahead for snorkelers young and old.
Many thanks go to Debbie White, John Waterhouse and all those whose hard work means that the club’s snorkelers have such a bright future.
A year ago, Debbie White, who was the current snorkel officer together with John Waterhouse, now the club’s regional snorkel advisor and another couple of members, decided to further develop snorkelling within the branch, for existing and new members by expanding our instructor base and improving our open water snorkelling capabilities.
Its always been the aim of the club to provide a broad range of snorkeling and diving opportunities for the members. In 2010 to help with this goal we decided to purchase a second diving boat, to compliment the diving available from Gemini. We didn’t have a lot of money to spend so a new RIB as usually used by BSAC clubs was pretty much out of the question.
In 2010 we bought a new dive boat. A 17ft dory style hull with 60HP engine.
By midsummer she’d been used on 4 expeditions and we’d done over 120 dives from her. Capable of taking 6 divers with kit, with a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 20nm she’s proving to be an excellent addition to our dive platforms and has already opened up new dive sites for us.
Full information on ISIS is available on the Isis Project page.