Scuba Diving Cruise
1st day Friday
Set off to Gatwick to fly to Dalaman in Turkey - a huge, new airport with a big duty-free area on arrival. You are met and taken to the boat just in 45 minutes away.
2nd day Saturday, early hours
Welcomed on aboard the boat with the drink of our choice and you are shown to your cabin. Lovely-sized bed, could fit 3 on it! In your own bathroom had a lovely hot shower and then sweet sleep.
Bell was ringing to announce the breakfast. What a choice of delicious kinds of cheese, jam, fresh white bread, fruit and omelette. Don't know, maybe you'll get used to tomatoes, olives and cucumber! Plenty of tea, coffee and fruit juices.
Was going to unpack my dive gear but went to see the town with others. Visited the fish market whilst some went for a Turkish Bath. Saw a turtle swimming in the harbour. Back on board for lunch and we set sail.
Beautiful scenery, anchored in a little bay and we all sorted our dive gear and went for our first dive. Later we moved into Turunc Bay, has a restaurant and bar on land. We went for a walk on land up a hill and picked some carobs and oranges. Back to the boat for dinner a fish BBQ and huge prawns.
3rd day Sunday
Slept on deck last night, it was amazing looking at the stars. Wake to the bell for breakfast, then an early morning swim and we move to the first dive site. Yellow Stones, loads of lovely swim throughs, a small cave full of prawns. Back on board and straight back in for a swim. Lunch, then an afternoon sleep in the sun, during which the boat moves to another dive sight, we dive again, Turkish Bath, amazing anemones, cave sweepers, grouper and many more. We return to the boat to afternoon tea and pancakes. We dived again, returned to the boat to catch the late sun and a swim. After a refreshing hot shower dinner is served, a chicken dish with rice, various side salads and some fruit to finish off. Then we had a drink with the other guests on board .
4th day Monday
We cruise across the sea to Red Island, where we dived to see amazing rock formations that look just like an amphitheatre. Lunch was delicious vegetarian dish; potatoes with their centres cut out and filled with various vegetables in a delicious sauce. An afternoon laze in the sun to get my more than earned suntan, and then on to another dive site called Table Rock, only just opened for diving, a small beach near St.Nicholas Island. We arrive at St. Nicholas Island, an area where diving is prohibited. A good walk to the top of the island allows us to watch a beautiful sunset, our guide has brought a bottle of wine for us to all enjoy. The island is covered in ruins dating back as far as the 4"' century, a religious society lived here and there are several churches and many tombs to be seen. There is little light pollution at night so my view of the Milky Way is breathtaking.
5th day Tuesday
We sail along the coast to Gocek, now an exclusive yachting marina; we walk through the small town looking in the shops. We then head to a small bar on the sea front, and sit down for a drink, the captain has ordered some muscles, deliciously stuffed with rice and seasonings. We head back to the boat for dinner and moor up round the corner at a small bay.
6th day Wednesday
Transition to Gocek port after diving in Peksimet and Nar islands. Stores supplement and short Gocek tour. It is recommended to taste hot stuffed mussels at Omar's. At night anchoring in Badri Rahmi Bay and visit to Lycia Rock Tombs.
7th day Thursday
Tried out water skiing today was difficult at first, but when I got the hang of it was great fun. Went on a donut ride before dinner. Don't think I have ever drunk so much sea water! So much fun I would definitely do them both again.
8th day Friday
We return to Fethiye where we get in a jeep and head to Saklikent and Tlos. Sakilkent is a canyon formed by centuries of melting snow. The walk towards the
canyon starts by walking along a wooden track fastened to the rocks above the torrent of freezing cold water. Lunch is on a platform above the water (which serves as the restaurants fridge), delicious trout is served like you have never tasted before. The water never gets above 0°C, so after lunch we wade this freezing water and then walk up the canyon. Some young men help us to climb the difficult parts, looking up you can see where the rocks have fallen and been caught in the canyon. On the way back we visit Tlos, the home of Pegasus. Ancient tombs can be seen in the rocks, recently new ones have been uncovered and are being shaded from the sun to protect them. We head back to Fethiye, for some shopping. In the evening we go out to a lovely restaurant, Megri, in the middle of town, delicious food and good company makes the last night as good as the rest. After dinner we head to Car Cemetery Bar for a drink before we go back for our transfer to the airport. What a week, can't wait to come back.
Seahorse - A is a 30 m wooden gulet. She a has 480 hp diesel engine, as well as traditional sail power. There are 7 ensuite cabins, air conditioning. Hot water is available 24 hours a day. There is a TV, DVD player and a CD player as well a small on board library of books, films and music.
Meals are prepared on board, and coffee and water are available on request all day. There are a range on soft drinks, beer and wines, as well as Turkish Raki, to buy on board.
Special diets can be catered for. Please let us know your requirements.
Scuba divers are well catered for on board.
There are full sets of kit available for hire and a range of 15, 12 and 10 litre cylinders. A modern silent compressor is used to refill the cylinders after dives.
The gulet offers a stable platform for kitting up and the crew are on hand to help you in and out of the diving kit.
There are normally two instructors on board offering advice, guiding the dive and doing training courses so divers of all levels of experience can enjoy the diving on offer.
Seahorse - A has 220v ac available all day and there are plenty of outlets for charging equipment if required.
We have a 5 meter RIB with 30hp and a 6.5 meter RIB with 150hp for taking up to 14 guests to sites that the gulet cannot reach easily. The RIB can also be used for water skiing and taking guests ashore to those rarely visited sites.
There are sun beds for sunbathing, and plenty for covered space for those wishing to get out of the sun for a while.