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Lifeboat House Dundas Street | Dundas Street, Stromness KW16 3DA, Scotland
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Great Place to Get Dry Suit Certified

We dove two days with the team at Scapa Scuba with the goal of getting our Dry Suit certification... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
TKScuba
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Portland, Maine
First Class & Friendly Service

While diving the German High Seas Wrecks I developed problems with me Drysuit. On the advice of the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
TahitianMoon
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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Whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced diver, used to warm water or cold, dive Scapa Flow with Scapa Scuba -Orkney's only PADI Dive Centre! Home to the German High Seas Fleet that was scuttled here on 21st June 1919, Scapa Flow is undoubtedly one of the best dive sites in the world. Offering a full range of Diver Training and Guided Dives, we make Scapa Flow accessible to all levels
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Lifeboat House Dundas Street | Dundas Street, Stromness KW16 3DA, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We dove two days with the team at Scapa Scuba with the goal of getting our Dry Suit certification and diving some of the wrecks in the flow. The team at Scapa Scuba had clearly seen this routine a thousand times and was well prepared...More

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi there! Thank you so much for your great review, very much appreciated. So pleased that you enjoyed your course and the Scapa Flow dives, despite the weather. Hopefully see you if you're ever in Orkney again! All the best, Katie

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

While diving the German High Seas Wrecks I developed problems with me Drysuit. On the advice of the dive boat I was staying on, advised me to take over the Scapa Scuba. They took the suit right in, found the problem , repaired it and...More

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a brilliant review! Very pleased that you were happy with both the service and the repair. We absolutely hate to think of anyone missing out on our amazing diving here due to...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I can't rate Scapa Scuba highly enough. An extremely competent team offering diving for all levels on a catalogue of world renowned wrecks and dive sites. They wear their knowledge lightly making for a very relaxed environment but couldn't be more professional and courteous.  ...More

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hiya, thanks so much for such a lovely review! We really appreciate you taking the time to feedback and will pass all of your kind words onto the team and the skipper. Jon and Rob loved diving with such a brilliant diver and such good...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Spending 3 days on Orkney, my husband had looked forward to be diving the very famous Scapa Flow. Upon enquiring, we were told by Scapa Scuba that it would not be possible to dive the wrecks because my husband would be diving with a rented...More

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

What a shame - we never want our customers to feel disappointed after diving with us. We always need to put safety first and before taking anyone into Scapa Flow, we need to ensure their weighting is correct and that they are familiar with our...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I was bought a "try a dive" session as a gift and redeemed this week. An absolutely amazing experience. It is something I'd always wanted to do but never actually done. Swimming around the wrecks at No3. Barrier was so cool, seeing shoals of fish,...More

1  Thank Revatron
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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

What a lovely review! Thank you so much! Delighted that you enjoyed it and you saw lots of wildlife as well as the wrecks, that's fab. Hopefully you'll dive again now you've tried it! All the best Katie

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

My daughter and I went diving in the careful hands of the Scapa Scuba. It was her first outing, and I hadn't dived for a long while. Down into the shallow-ish but chilly-ish waters of the Flow we went, seeing the underwater side of one...More

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi there, thank you so much for the review! Very pleased that you both enjoyed it - love your evocative description! I've passed your thanks on to the team here - much appreciated. Thank you! Katie

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Diving in the German fleet wrecks at Scapa Flow has been something I've wanted to do since I first found out about it. I'm a big fan of both history and diving. I did three days of diving with Scapa scuba and couldn't have been...More

Thank Alex R
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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Hi Alex, thank you for your review! So lovely to read that you had such a good time. Very much appreciate you taking the time to write such a thoughtful and comprehensive review. I'll pass your thanks on to the team here, and the skipper....More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Last month two of us spent a week diving with Scapa Scuba. Although diving for 30 years on and off, including diving in the UK, we only classed ourselves as intermediate divers. We were not sure how to approach Scapa Flow at first. Not really...More

Thank Lawrence T
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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi there! Thank you for your very thoughtful and complementary review, such a nice thing to arrive in my inbox! I've passed your thanks on the team who'll be delighted. It was lovely to dive with you both and help you explore Scapa Flow. So...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Scapa Flow has always been on my wish list and being on my own I was concerned to find a centre that would cater for my needs. My choice could not have been better. We had a great day on the block ships (well it...More

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi there Joe! Thank you so much for your review - very much appreciate you taking the time. So pleased that you had a good trip with us, the guys had a great time diving with you and I've passed your kind words onto them....More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Professional outfit with good safety and efficiency to guide you through the remaining German fleet. Nitrox no problem. Experienced staff and positive and friendly shop.

Thank Ross R
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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hi Ross, thank you very much for your great review and for adding your pictures to our page, that's brilliant! We really do appreciate it. So pleased that you're having a good week with the team...hope the sun stays out for you!

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