C-Life Dive School invite you to an exclusive 4 Nights, 5 days diving holiday using Channel Diver.
Located South East of Brighton & South of Sovereign Harbour Eastbourne on the French side of the English Channel, is the historic fishing town of Dieppe.
This picturesque harbour of Dieppe has a well protected marina which welcomes visiting boats from all over Europe, and it is situated in the heart of the town which gives great access to all the local Hotels, Restaurants & Bars. The long promenade and beach front of Dieppe is an amazing sight. The eastern end with the long break water arm protecting the harbour entrance and to the west, the lawns that are over looked by the many Hotels that line the way to the west. And at the far end looking down over the town is the Castle of Dieppe.
During WW2 Dieppe saw its fair share of the action, In 1942 during the build up for the liberation of Europe and as a possible trial run for the D Day landings there was the now infamous and disasterous Dieppe Raid as portrayed in Robin Neillands book of the same name “The Dieppe Raid”. Made up from a force of mainly Canadian Highlanders and British Commando’s these troops made an assault on the Beaches of Dieppe, the result was carnage, the beaches turned into killing grounds, with whole regiments decimated. Off shore ships were lost, landing crafts were sunk and the destroyer HMS Berkely destroyed with great loss of life.
Its amazing, you travel all that way, cross the channel diving enroute and the depth doesn’t get deeper than 40mtrs, your 25 miles offshore and its 33mtrs and as you head for harbour the depth stays between 25 – 35mtrs, close in you can be diving in the 15mtr range, fantastic.
If you have never dived from Dieppe before, then seriously think about it. It is a fairly new area for Channel Diving and it gets better every year they go there.
There are lots of wrecks to choose from when diving over in Normandie, many unidentified and most very rarely dived. The marine life is absolutely incredible, teaming with fish, crabs, lobsters, and free swimming congers. The only thing is, the reason that there is so much to see and look at, is because the French have a strict law which states, that no one shall, whilst diving with aqualung remove anything from the seabed or especially from any ship wreck, be it metal or edible. And this is a strict rule which applies to everyone, even us !
Thursday 10th - Monday 14th August 2023 - (Best tide option) - 10 Spaces available
£572 - £160 Initial Booking Fee, balance due 1st June 2023
Arrive night before or morning of 10th August in Eastbourne. Park vehicles in usual free car park (Stick a note on dash - DIVING BACK 14TH AUG). Meet boat Mon 10th with clothes and dive kit. Motor over to Dieppe diving enroute. Diving each day, air fills included free on board. If you need 02 for CCR bring your own cylinders to cover or decanting cylinder/s. Friday 14th motor back. The price does NOT include accomodation or meals, you need to arrange your own.
Closest location is - Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club next to ramp leading to pontoon where boat collects Use Postcode - BN23 6JH
Follow the A21 signposted Tunbridge wells. Take the Tunbridge Wells turning onto the A264 and go though Tunbridge Wells following the Eastbourne signs (keep a look out for speed cameras). Take the A267 out of Tunbridge Wells through all the small towns and villages to join the A22 at Lower Horsebridge. At the large roundabout at Polegate turn left onto the A27 (signs for Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings). At the next roundabout follow the Eastbourne signs on the NEW A22 dual carriageway. Follow the brown and white signs ‘Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour’. At the roundabout turn left onto the A259 and follow the signs for Pevensey Bay, Langley and ‘Sovereign Harbour North’ (NOT Sovereign Harbour South’)
Head on the A259 towards Pevensey Bay and just BEFORE the roundabout for ‘Sovereign Harbour North’ there is a roundabout signposted ‘The waterfront’ which is a large retail park with ASDA and a Virgin cinema take that turning. At the mini-roundabout go straight ahead into the car park, (Note: there is a height restriction) and park as close to the far end of the car park as possible. From there it’s a very short walk over the road to the loading pontoon, which is next to the boat hoist.
4 Nights away, 5 days diving, 10 boat dives 20-35m, air fills, Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate plus bisuits.
Accomodation, all meals - We can pick up packed lunches in Dieppe night before each diving day, and eat out each night.
Advanced Open Water Divers with Deep Diver Specialty certification. Expected water temp 18c-19c
All you need to do now is Contact and request a Booking Form
£160 Deposit booking fee required payable to C-Life Ltd. Scuba Kit may also be hired through C-Life or bring your own. Balance required 10 weeks prior to departure by 1st June 2023
*PLEASE NOTE - If you cancel your booking it is up to you to find someone to take your space. Taking out holiday insurance to cover this and other possibilities is highly recommended and is your responsibility. Divers are required to have sufficient diving insurance too from DAN Europe, Dive Master Insurance or Insure 4 Sport. Your holiday insurance might not offer enough cover - check small print.