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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.
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.
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.
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