Our Adventure started many years ago when we started diving with Cork SAC and over the years our love for the sport grew so now we have turned our passion into a lifestyle business. The current chapter in our Diving adventure started in Ramsgate were our boat had to go for survey before we purchased her. Our story continues from there.
We were in Ramsgate when our boat went back in the water after survey, prior to the completion of the sale. For the previous ten years our ship was used as a family home and prior to that as a general purpose fleet tender for the Royal Navy. She is now starting the next leg of her working life with us as the platform for our diving and other adventures along the South coast of Ireland. This is our story starting here and we hope that for some small time you may be able to join us along the way as we live the adventure above and below the waves on the beautiful South coast of Ireland.
Our first adventure was to sail home to Kinsale. Our crew are Graham, Skipper and owner of Oceanadicts along with his wife Anne, the cook and GDB. Joining them for this trip are Simon, and Nigel who are two good men to have with you on a boat.
We departed Saturday, travelling out by the Straits of Dover. The strait is one of the busiest international seaways in the world being used by over 400 commercial vessels daily. Because safety is a critical issue, the HM Coastguard maintains a 24-hour watch over the strait and enforces a strict regime of shipping lanes.
The White Cliffs of Dover look out across the Straits of Dover. The cliff face, which reaches up to 107 meters, owes its striking appearance to its composition of chalk. They have great symbolic value for Britain because they face towards Europe across the narrowest part of the English Channel, where invasions have historically threatened and against which the cliffs form a symbolic guard.
From Dover, we followed the coast across southern England passing Brighton, and Portsmouth. Traveling by the coast of Cornwall, we will head for Lands End, once round Lands End the plan was to plot a course for Kinsale. Maintaining a constant watch on the weather in case we had to pull in or alter course as sea conditions dictate.
We arrived in Kinsale five days later. Embarr then went to Hegarty’s boat yard in Skibbereen where she was transformed from a family home into a ship ready to receive divers. The sleeping area was changed to boast twin cabins with beds for 12 divers. An indoor kitting up and gear room was added and a nitrox compressor installed. When all the chipping and painting was completed Embarr returned to Kinsale and welcomed onboard her first guests. We try to make Embarr a happy boat where divers can relax and have a fantastic diving experience. So why don’t you come and live the adventure with us, we would love to have you on board for the trip.