Marine VHF


Marine VHF Course

Learn how to use our radio to communicate with the coastguard and other shipping

Red Sea Hard Boat

As well as UK diving we also arrange holidays abroad.

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Diving in the UK offers abundant marine life


We often dive the Farne Islands where we are greeted by friendly seals

Undersea Wonders

Red Sea? Barrier Reef? No, this photo was taken in Cornwall.

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The Red Sea offers warm and clear water

Hardboat dive

Farne Islands

UK Hard Boat dive

As well as our club's own dive RIB, we also charter large dive boats

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Want to learn how to use our VHF radios1?

This course is usually run in conjunction with a third party such as the RYA.

The course teaches you the correct procedures to enable proper use of the club's marine VHF radios. You will learn the phonetic alphabet, which channels to use and emergency procedures.


On completion of the course you may apply for your marine VHF operators license which is then yours for life.

NB Although you are legally required to have a license to use marine VHF, it is accepted that anyone can use a radio in an emergency or even whilst training.