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LIVEABOARD DIVING BOATS

MV Mentor: This 23m ex RN fleet tender is skippered by Ken Dunstan, an experienced Scillies hand who has operated successfully in the region for many years with the Autumn Moon. His new vessel is both larger and more comfortable and well-equipped for adventurous diving. The Mentor will cater for all diving tastes, but many groups book for Ken s speciality of little-dived or virgin wrecks around the Scillies and Seven Stones reef. New and known wrecks will be targeted for 1996, and Mentor is also available for technical diving groups.
Length: 23m Beam: 6.4m
Accommodation: 12 passengers in four cabins
Port of departure: Penzance
MV McGregor: The McGregor is a well-converted, steel-hulled trawler owned and operated since 1989 by skipper Stuart Farman, who had several years experience with the McAlister in south-west waters. Groups or individuals can join the vessel in Plymouth for the cruise to the Scillies, which generally includes one or two dives around the Lizard area en route. Stuart and his wife Bron pride themselves on offering home comforts on board, together with excellent cooking. Sites in the Scillies include all the classic wrecks and reefs.
Length: 20.5m Beam: 5m
Accommodation: 12 passengers in six cabins
Port of departure: Mayflower Marina, Plymouth

MV Maureen: The MV Maureen was originally a 1947-built Scottish drifter, before a professional conversion to her present role in 1985. She is very comfortable and seaworthy, aided by the gaff main and mizzen sails which help stabilise the vessel. She is owned and operated by husband and wife team Mike and Penny Rowley, who pride themselves on their food, and attention to their guests. The Maureen is also a registered BSAC School and can offer a full range of courses including nitrox certification.
Length: 20.5m Beam: 5.75m
Accommodation: 12 passengers in five cabins
Port of departure: Dartmouth

MV Dunedin: The Dunedin is a purpose-built, ocean-going motor yacht which has been operating under the ownership of John and Trish Kempton since the early Seventies. She is comfortable and well-equipped, with extensive wood panelling throughout the accommodation. There is a large aft deck for kitting up, and stern ladder for easy recovery after the dive. The food is reputedly excellent and the vessel is equipped with Vosper stabilisers for those who do not have good sea legs.
Length: 21m Beam: 5m
Accommodation: 10 passengers in four cabins Port of departure: Salcombe.

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