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Address: Lifeboat House Dundas Street | Dundas Street, Stromness KW16 3DA, Scotland
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Whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced diver, used to warm...

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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Fullfilling an ambition to dive the German fleet

Scapa Scuba are the perfect dive operator in my view. Completely professional from initial enquiry right the way through to the end of my 4 day trip. Friendly. Good kit. Safety... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Papal1970
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Scapa Scuba are the perfect dive operator in my view. Completely professional from initial enquiry right the way through to the end of my 4 day trip. Friendly. Good kit. Safety and attention to detail are top priorities but without taking away any of the fun. A class act. The instructors are complete professionals and the company mixes them up... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Wow! What a great review - thank you so much! We are really proud of our instructors so it's fantastic to hear that their efforts are appreciated and led to a great time diving. So pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and the diving in the Flow. We agree that it is a very special place. You did... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My first diving in a dry suit (first diving in the UK in fact) and Scapa Scuba were superb. Initial emails and booking process was very friendly and welcoming. Kit all superb. Instructor Marcus was terrific. Great tuition and the right balance of fun and seriousness. Churchill Barrier dive sites were fun. Can't wait to go and dive some of... More 

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Katie M, General Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Hi there - thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! Delighted that you enjoyed dry suit diving, it opens up a whole new world for you! Marcus had a great time teaching you and we'd love you to come back and dive with us again - our 2017 season starts in May if... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I did three days in Scapa Flow and on the Barriers with Scapa Scuba, and they were fantastic. Their hospitality, their friendliness, knowledge, and skills, far surpassed anything I was expecting; I felt like an honoured guest for the first email to reluctantly stepping off the boat at the end. The kit was great too, I chose to use their... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you so much for the lovely review - reading it has absolutely made my day! I'm delighted that you enjoyed yourself with us. Both Marcus and John loved diving with you. They were very impressed by your diving skills and how quickly you got to grips with the Nitrox course and the unfamiliar kit. And making all... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Tried dry suit diving for the first time. Very different to what I had done in the past. The staff here were incredibly helpful and accommodating when I was organising my trip, and extremely pleasant and professional when I was there. I had a great time, and both the island and Scapa Flow are really interesting places to visit and... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Hi there David - thank you so much for your review! You did a great job with your AOW and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it, and the Island. It was lovely to meet you and we hope to see you again should you be travelling up this way. Happy diving! All the best Katie More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A delight from first contact through emails. Sometimes there is a day's delay before getting a reply but hardly surprising as they are a busy Dive Centre and probably out diving. Nothing was too much trouble, dives well led, Centre Staff - well the enthusiasm and professionalism is infectious. I did have a repair to my drysuit which was done... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for such a lovely review - we very much appreciate it! We would love to see you again so please do come and visit us! All the best, Katie More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The folk of Scapa Scuba are a friendly and highly professional bunch. We have dived in many locations around the world and these guys count as amongst the best school we have dived with. Highly recommended.

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Hi Denise - so kind of you to take the time to write a review for us. So pleased to hear your comments! I hope that you and David are both well and that we'll see you again in the future. All the best, Katie More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Really had a great experience with Scapa Scuba they are well organized, friendly, responsive. The communications pre arrival were super and everything went exactly to plan. The dive guides and dive masters are all very experienced, extremely safe and professional plus very knowledgeable about the Scapa Flow wrecks. Spent 2 days, day one on the blockade vessels and day 2... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Hiya! Thank you for the lovely review! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed both your days on the shore and on the boat and you enjoyed diving with our team. Please do come back again if you get the chance - that would be super. Thank you for taking the time to review us, hopefully see you again! All the... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I did my dry suit & nitrox courses with these folks 2 years ago, and was itching to get back and have another go at Scapa Flow. The second time was much better than the first (and first was good enough to have me wanting to come back). This time just fun diving, first day at the block ships at... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Hi Iain, Thanks so much for the great review! So pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, the team really enjoyed diving with you out in the Flow, especially since you're obviously good luck for nature sightings! Please do come back to see us again - that would be fab! Just give us enough warning to organise the shark... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The most helpful scuba shops you will ever find. If you have a problem with your kit while diving in Scapa just drop it in and they will do their very best to repair it over night and drop it back on boat ready for the next days diving. Saving you losing valuable dives and the costs are very reasonable... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Hi there - thank you for the great review! Very much appreciated that you took the time to write it. We hate to think of anyone ever having to miss dives in the awesome Scapa Flow so we will always try our best on the repairs. All down to Ben and Cal who work hard every night in our workshop!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Fantastic divers and instructors, friendly and competent. When my buddy showed a DCI rash (owing to an undiagnosed precondition that neither we nor Scapa Scuba calculated for), our instructor and guide John ensured that my buddy was immediately seen by a doctor and then taken to a hyperbaric chamber. Our courses were extremely satisfying and the wrecks were stunning. John... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Scapa Scuba, responded to this review

Hi Eva! What a fab review - thank you! It was so lovely meeting you and Ian, Jon had a fantastic time diving with you both. I hope we'll get to see you again soon, maybe as part of the team :-) You worked so hard and achieved so much whilst you were here and carried on brilliantly after Ian... More 

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