Below are just some of the testimonials we recieve - thank you.

Thank you for a fabulous week of diving on the "John L", Cameron, Angus(& Hector) were calm, knowledgeable and helpful as a crew. This put us in the right frame of mind for the dives which were all  stunning in there own way. Along with the breakfasts & lunches form Leigh, this proved to be a great week

Mike (Brighton Dive Centre 30th August 2013)


A fantastic week! Thank you so much for ensuring we got excellent diving. Angus, Cameron (not forgetting Hector) were very helpful, funny, knowledgeable & willing to accommodate our needs & requests. A week to remember


Brilliant week, thank you very much!! All staff/crew have been lovely and helpful. The dives have been supesrb as well as the weather. Will be coming back!!


Thanks for a great week diving, was amazing matched only by the friendliness of everyone else onboard, (divers & crew) The only bad thing is is have to go home :(


Thank you for a fantastic week, I really enjoyed myself and my diving confidence has really increased. The accommodation was very comfortable, the boat was too.

over a GREAT week

Thank you so much to Angus, James, Cameron Leigh & Dougie for making my week FAB


Thank you for an excellent weeks diving, thanks as always to Angus, James & Cameron ~ Dougie & Leigh run teh best in Scapa. I think I'm in double figures with you ow, & I will be back


From the members of Atlantis 449

Thanks for a great week on the boat the wrecks were great and the crew was wonderful and a great help. Hector was always there to welcome us back on board.

The wrecks that we were dropped on were a good choice and a good mixture.

Thank you



Will never forget the last week, it was some of the best diving of a 20 year diving hobby.

The skipper & his crew were the most helpful for the whole time & Hector was th best of companions

Will be back as soon as life allows

"All the best and thanks"

Heiko & Rene (Finland)

Good dives, friendly people, everything perfect


All was very good especially breakfast. Good skipper, good accommodation

Andrey (Russian)


2nd trip on this boat and with "the Diving Cellar" (2008 previously) and it is as good now as then. Very pleased with all aspects of the holiday, done all dives & enjoyed them all.

A great week, and thanks to all staff involved.

John Gibbison (Gibbi with Capernwray Divers 2012)


A truly wonderful week as always. Many thanks to Dougie and Leigh for their fabulous set up.The crew are a perfect accompliment to the boat. Drop offs & pick-ups were smooth & hassle free.

Again sad to leave & wish I could get back here more often

Thanks for a lovely holiday

Rosie (Capernwray Divers)




Thoroughly enjoyed this place - lots of history, diving & this time the weather did us some favours!

Thanks to all the crew both aboard & ashore


 Many thanks to the team

it was a great week with sun and amazing dives


CHADSCA May 2012 

Many thanks to Leigh, Dougie , Donna & the crew on the boat for a good week.

Good diving was had by all and the weather was great

Thanks again from all at


PS Donna's breakfasts are great!


Excellent dive package, good value for money.

Would recommend and use again.

Thanks to the ladies for looking after us all and to the crew for keeping us safe

Stephen Bridgehouse  (Oldham)19-12 May 2012



"Fantastic weeks diving, Cheers ☺
Liam Hoey – Chorley, Lancs"



"Cracking boat, good skipper, comfy digs. Thank U
Chris Boulton"



"Thanks to Duggie, Leigh, Angus, & Hector for a lot of fun
Chris Smith Jbod BSAC 2457 Preston"



"Great week diving. Thanks to Angus  on the boat and Dougie & Leigh on the shore. We’ll be back
Alistair Allan, Preston, Lancs"



"Great Boat, Excellent skipper. B&B excellent with a great breakfast
Andrew Humby, Tyne & Wear"



"A really enjoyable weeks diving. Excellent skipper and the “John L” was excellent in choppy waters. Also an excellent breakfast



"Great weeks diving on the John L. skipper a great personality and looked after us well. Got us on all the wrecks we wanted to dive with no problems
Keith Adam, Edinburgh"



Just a quick note to say A BIG THANKS from Sara and myself for all the origanising that you had to do get the boats and accom organised for the 20 of us this year.
Every one enjoyed themselves and we had a great weeks diving.
We are putting together a small video and will probably send you a copy when it's done
I shall be pushing some new faces to organise the next Scapa run about time I had a rest



"Hi, Leigh,
I just wanted to thank you all for the brilliant week's holiday we had.
We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.  A great skipper - gets that boat positioned exactly right!!
 The use of the minibus was also brilliant.  We had some great sight-seeing, and it was so handy.
All in all, we had a great time and we hope to be back in another couple of years!
Thanks again,
Helen & Gavin MacLean, and on behalf of Darren, John and Dave Leckie."



"Dear Leigh and Dougie,
Many thanks for a most enjoyable trip last week!  We all had a great time, and the diving was excellent.
I believe we're all home safely--haven't heard of any disasters, although Rupert, Matthew and a couple of others and I ended up travelling by land and sea to Inverness instead of taking a plane, which meant I got home at 11.30 p.m instead of 2.30 in the afternoon....
Please give our fond regards to all, and we'll hope to see you all again in a couple of years!
All best wishes,
Ben Baglio"



"Hi Leigh, hope you and the gang are well, thank everyone up there for making the holiday so fantastic, everything was so much better than we had expected, the accommodation was spotless and the breakfast bang on!!!! well done that woman. the boat is one of the best hard boats we have dived on and the crew really new their stuff. Dare i say we were proud to be on the John L.
What dates are available for next year?
Hope to here from you soon, Brian M...."



"Hi Leigh and Dougie
Thank-you for a fantastic week up in Scapa. We all came back thoroughly exhausted which is always a sign of a good holiday! We had a really good snorkel with the seals in Farne aswell which really topped the week off nicely.
Thanks once again
Emily Denyer
Kingston University, London"




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"Many thanks to the team.
It was a great week with sun and amazing dives
Ludo from the Froggy’s dive team"

"Thoroughly enjoyed this place – lots of history, diving and this time the weather did us some favours.
Thanks to all the crew both aboard & ashore
Pete B, Bath BSAC"

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