September is felt to be the best time as the French holidays will just have finished so plenty of accommodation at lower prices & the diving is pretty good as vis is usually very good in Sept/Oct.
Our Expeditions to Normandy have proved very popular with groups looking for something different and unique! Two World Wars and the D-Day landings have left the French coast from Calais to Cherbourg littered with interesting and seldom dived wrecks.
Reccommended reading D-Day Wrecks of Normandy by Mark James
When in France days can be long but enjoyable as we do 2 wreck dives a day on both Slack Water times.
~~~~~~NORMANDIE TRIPS 2019~~~~~~
April 15th – 17th 3 Day Dieppe or FeCamp Trip
May 13th – 17th 5 Day Dieppe or FeCamp Trip
October 7th – 11th 5 Day Dieppe or FeCamp Trip
~~~~~~~Normandy Special – Dieppe & FeCamp Trips with 2 nights in each Port~~~~~~~~
If you are organising a trip GET YOUR DEPOSITS straight away to save trouble down the line.
We operate 3-5 day diving holidays to Dieppe & Fe’Camp. These trips leave from Brighton Marina or Sovereign Harbour Eastbourne on a Monday morning & return Friday afternoon’s, we do 1 dive mid-channel en route to France and on the way back to the UK. When you arrive in Normandy you check into one of the hotels close to the harbour. Whilst in France we do 2 wreck dives a day, if tides and times permit. The diving depths range from the mid 20mtrs – 55mtrs on the mid-channel wrecks, but most of the Normandie wrecks are in the 20-40mtr range.
All trips are priced based on 10 divers max as this is best for space & comfort. Onboard compressor supplying AIR Only, if you want Nitrox then you bring the Oxygen by arrangement.
We can suggest accommodation, in either hotels or gites recommended by previous guests but you book your own accommodation and payment of deposits are the club/groups responsibility.
If the weather blows on your first day and it is deemed to rough to cross the channel then the trip will be delayed until the weather improves. Sometimes this also means a possible change of Harbour to operate from.
Groups will be required to bring all their own Diving Equipment & you must arrive with full cylinders as it will not be possible to fill any cylinders before the first dive as time will not permit. Onboard compressor supplying AIR Only.
Essentials: Don’t forget your Passports, Euro’s & European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which gives you NHS medical cover in Europe, available from your local post office F.O.C..
A booking is only confirmed once a deposit of £1000 has been received, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the trip. if you decide to cancel your booking it is your resposibility to find a replacement charterer for your booking otherwise full amount payable.
Please remember that if we get blown out there are no refunds – the charter is taken for the duration and not individual diving days.
These are not just diving holidays but holidays with diving, when it is not possible to go to sea and dive we reccommend you take the opportunity and visit the local sights, war museums and battlefields and try to experience the atmosphere WW1 & WW2