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West Bay Diving welcomes Individual and Club Divers
West Bay Diving's Keith Ferris and Neil Birdsall (AKA Slim) pride themselves on providing an excellent service to divers being as flexible and accommodating as possible to make your diving day a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
West Bay Diving now operates a new, fast, 10.5 Vigilante 33 hard boat, MCA coded and licensed to carry 12 passengers up to 60 miles offshore. There is a huge kitting up bench and a dive lift on the back as well as toilet facilities onboard. Oxygen is carried onboard in case of any emergency as well as first aid and safety equipment.
Ideally positioned along the middle of Lyme Bays coastline, West Bay has access to over 60 known wrecks and many superb reef and drift dives with an abundance of incredibly diverse marine life.
To check for dive spaces see our Dive Calendar
More information about West Bay Diving's Boat
Ruby J, a Vigilante 33, was built in 2007 and is moored at West Bay, Dorset. The 420hp Caterpillar engine allows her a cruising speed of 16 knots (with a top speed of 26 knots).
The boat feels big for its 10.5m length and the wide beam makes the cabin seem enormous. The large deck area provides plenty of room for its 12 passengers with a dry cubby area with access to the single marine head (toilet). She carries all the latest electronic navigation and wreck finding equipment including large colour chart plotter, radar, VHF/DSC radio, colour depth sounder and side scan sonar.
More information about West Bay Diving's Skipper/Diver
Neil (AKA Slim) is the full time skipper of Ruby J and has been with Keith since since he first started commercial operations. Neil (AKA Slim) is a passionate experienced angler and also an experienced diver. He has always been close to the sea, especially the one time he leaned over just a tad too much to recover a customers cap! Neil (AKA Slim) is a qualified skipper, holding RYA Yacht Master®, International Certificate of Competence and RYA/MCA commercially endorsed.
Keith, an engineering consultant, has been running charter boats of one sort or another for over 10 years. He is also a proficient angler as well as a qualified skipper, holding RYA Yacht Master®, International Certificate of Competence and RYA/MCA commercially endorsed. The pair provide an excellent service, making sure their customers are well looked after, whether feeding them angling tips, hot drinks, hot dogs and that very special sort of banter that only Dorset can supply!