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Bob Taylor runs the boat 'Gemini' out of Port St. Mary harbour. He is WiSe registered to operate near to large marine wildlife whilst observing the Shark Trusts 'Basking Shark Code of Conduct'. Gemini is a catamaran, a very stable platform for fishing, wildlife watching or filming. Contact Bob Taylor, 24, Perwick Bay. Port St Mary, Isle of Man. IM9 5PA. Telephone 01624-832761 Mobile 07624 483328. This picture of Gemini shows you how big this large basking shark is compared  to the 9m long Gemini. Bob often sees basking sharks whilst out on his wildlife watching and fishing trips. Picture: John Chorlton.


Endeavour is a nice looking boat operating out of Port St Mary, an IWP 40ft Lochin with seating for all, and an experienced local skipper. The boat is licensed by the MCA and IoM Cat 2 (60NM from safe haven). They offer diving, snorkelling, fishing, birdwatching and shark spotting, Endeavour provides a stable platform for film work. Michelle Haywood is their WiSe trained skipper. Call Steve 07624 482002 or 01624 822442 email steve@discoverdiving.im

Isle of Man Diving Holidays

Formed in 2003, after seeing the growing number of scuba divers coming to the Island and struggling to find accommodation, hardboat or rib charters, air fills, nitrox, equipment hire, servicing or repairs. Being a diver myself I decided to form Isle of Man Diving Holidays and offer the full package to the visiting diving community. We now have two self catering properties graded 4 star highly commended by our tourist board and we are able to cater for up to 12 divers. We boast some of the finest wreck, scenic, and drift diving in the UK also visibility unrivalled throughout our waters. In June, July and August we are visited by the basking sharks ...

Shona in Port Erin

The boat Shona is based in Port Erin in the south of the Isle of Man. She can take 12 passengers on sightseeing trips around the south of the island as well as landing on the Calf of Man See our facebook page for schedules and get further information from Chris Burton ¬†on¬†shonaboattrips@manx.net we have a facebook page Shona see¬†https://www.facebook.com/Shona-Boat-Trips-From-Port-Erin-407230646132188/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf Chris 07624 322765 Jason 07624 480682  

The Basking Sharks are here!

I am delighted to report that the first basking sharks were reported off Glen Maye and Kitterland on the 18th and that we have had basking sharks in Port Erin, Fleshwick and off Glen Maye for the last 2 days. Let's hope that the plankton is good and that the sharks stay with us this summer!   Photos: Jackie Hall. A 6m long basking shark in Port Erin 20/05/15    

Fin IDs

A basking shark named ‘Toothless’ tagged in NW Scotand, surfaces off Portugal!

See http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/?tag_id=137651 for further details.

New Book ‘FEW and FAR BETWEEN’ by Charlie Elder Includes Our Manx Basking Sharks

Author Charlie Elder visited our basking sharks in 2014. His book 'FEW and FAR BETWEEN', about his search for rare British species, including our basking sharks, comes out on April 24th. See http://www.charlieelder.com/books.html

Wouter Groenewegen: Scuba diver, underwater photographer, has his first close encounter with a Manx Basking Shark

Hello, As you may have heard we, a group of English, Belgian and Dutch divers were very lucky to be able to swim with several basking sharks last Saturday. I even have been able to make some pictures, which is an achievement since I was also very bussy wetting my dive suit. The first shark I saw was just after the first dive, I let myself into the water from the Castaway boat and waited for things to happen. It's a very weird experience to know that there are some giants very close to you. I kept on seeing the fin above the water but it didn't come very close to me and I was not about to give up a chance of a lifetime taking it's picture by ...