Shuttle Boat Terms and Conditions

MARY JO

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ AND INFORM ALL PARTIES IN YOUR GROUP

The Boat

The boat and skipper are insured and licensed with the MCA. Mary Jo has a 20 mile licence. All the required safety and first aid equipment is carried and is regularly checked. Copies of certifications are onboard.

Boarding the boat

You need to be ready to board the boat at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Bookings

Bookings for 6 or more divers will require a deposit of £10 per person, per dive.

Cancellation of Booking

  • More than 2 weeks notice - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks - Loss of deposit
  • Less than 1 week - Full amount due

Swanage Boat Charters Ltd reserves the right to change prices, deposits, bookings and details without notice.

Should you, or any in your party, find it necessary to cancel, please inform us immediately and we will try our best to fill your spaces. If the boat spaces are re-filled any deposits paid, will be returned and no charge will be made. Failing this the above conditions apply.

Cancellation by us

We require minimum numbers for a dive to take place. These are typically as follows:

  • Local - 2 divers
  • Offshore - 4 divers
  • Further Offshore - 6 divers

Even if you have booked on a boat, the minimum number has to be reached for the trip to take place. Example: You may book the first two spaces to an offshore dive site. We will do our best to fill the remaining spaces. If this is not possible, the skipper may revise the trip planned or cancel the dive. In this case you will not be charged or you may be given an option for another dive site or boat.

Weather & Boats

Diving is weather and tide dependant. We reserve the right to change boats, dive sites or departure times according to weather and operational requirements. On occasions due to sea, weather or safety considerations, boat operators may cancel the trip with minimum notice. In this instance your payment will be credited to your account or refunded at your option.

You are advised to check your registered email before leaving to travel to Swanage as cancellations will be sent via email.

The Divers

No check is made of divers' qualifications or fitness to dive. Diving is a potentially hazardous sport and should only be undertaken by suitably trained people. The skipper reserves the right to refuse to allow a diver into the water. You are responsible for the conduct of your own dive and for ensuring that you are trained and equipped for the dive site and that your equipment is safely stored on the boat. All dives require an S.M.B. (surface marker buoy). Dive times must not exceed 60 minutes (surface to surface) unless otherwise agreed by the skipper.

Supervision

This will be of a limited nature. Help and advice on dive times can only be given in general as it is up to divers themselves to decide on dive plans. BSAC and PADI dive tables are available.

Diver List

A list of divers' names, emergency contact name, contact number, cylinder size, gas mix, maximum dive time will be required on the day of the diving. A form will be provided for you to complete.

Liability

The boat and skipper are fully insured for third party liability while you are aboard; you are not insured when in the water. Equipment you may lose or damage onboard is not covered. You are asked to beware when boarding or leaving the vessel.

Oxygen

The boat carries oxygen and the skipper is trained to use it. The standard operational procedure for the administration of oxygen is that if a diver goes on to oxygen the skipper will inform the Coastguard that the diver is receiving first aid. The CG will then make the decision as to whether the casualty stays on the boat or is taken off. Oxygen is first aid and the skipper is under instructions to follow this course of action.

Terms and Conditions for booking the Charter Boat

VIPER

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ AND INFORM ALL PARTIES IN YOUR GROUP

Cancellation of Booking.

  • More than 4 weeks notice - Full refund
  • Less than 4 weeks - Loss of deposit (£150 per day booked)
  • Less than 2 weeks - Full amount due.

Swanage Boat Charters Ltd reserves the right to change prices, deposits, bookings and details without notice.

Should you, or any in your party, find it necessary to cancel, please inform us immediately and we will try our best to fill your spaces. If the boat spaces are re-filled any deposits paid, will be returned and no charge will be made. Failing this the above conditions apply.

Boarding the boat

Please be ready to board the boat at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Cancellation and changes by us

Diving is weather and tide dependant. We reserve the right to change boats, dive sites or departure times according to weather and operational requirements. On occasions due to sea, weather or safety considerations, We reserve the right to cancel the trip with minimum notice. Swanage Boat Charters Ltd is not responsible or liable for any external costs i.e. Hotel and travel costs. Your payment will be credited to your account or refunded. In this instance your payment will be credited to your account or refunded at your option.

You are advised to check your registered email before leaving to travel to Swanage as cancellations will be sent via email.

The Divers

No check is made of divers' qualifications or fitness to dive. Diving is a potentially hazardous sport and should only be undertaken by suitably trained people. The skipper reserves the right to refuse to allow a diver into the water. You are responsible for the conduct of your own dive and for ensuring that you are trained and equipped for the dive site and that your equipment is safely stored on the boat. Dive times must not exceed 60 minutes (surface to surface) unless otherwise agreed by the skipper.

Liability

The boat and skipper are fully insured for third party liability while you are aboard; you are not insured when in the water. Equipment you may lose or damage onboard is not covered. You are asked to beware when boarding or leaving the vessel.