Liveaboard in the Shetland Islands, wreck diving in Scotland.
Diving trip with MV Valhalla 01 – 09 August 2025

Liveaboard Shetland Islands wreck diving in Scotland - A special tour where you go to Scotland and experience some of the amazing shipwrecks that rest on the Shetland Islands and also the unique marine environment found here. On this trip you will join a real adventure to the North Sea and the Shetland Islands. 

Here you will find a fantastic marine environment and above all exciting wrecks. Wrecks and dive sites such as Gwadlema, Samba, Pionersk, Queen of Sweden, Lunkohods 1, Fraoch Ban, River Lossie, Glenisla, H-101, Giants Legs, Borodinskoye Poleye, Noss Head, Bard cave, Longwi cave, JU88 D-1 A6- Bras and more.

Your accommodation – Valhalla was purchased in 2012 by the current owners who spent five years converting her into a purpose built dive vessel that can be used anywhere. Since 2017, she has been in full use for diving trips. Her steel construction makes her an excellent diving platform and with a purposeful interior, she is more than just comfortable to live on board.

The ship has six cabins, five of which are on the lower deck, all with two single beds, own shower and sink. One cabin has two single beds and an adjacent toilet and shower on the main deck. A spacious living room and an inboard dressing room with loading area make up the rest of the forward accommodation, while the galley and saloon are located aft.

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* Please note that international flights are additional to Aberdeen and the price is determined when you book and your tickets.

Features

TRAVEL DESTINATION
SHETLAND ISLANDS, SCOTLAND

DATE OF DEPARTURE
01 August 2025

RETURN DATE
09 August 2025

LENGTH OF THE TRIP
7 NIGHTS

TRAVEL LAYOUT
LIVE ABOARD

LIVING
MV VALHALLA

TARGET GROUP
DIVER

MAX NUMBER OF GUESTS
12

AMBASSADOR
TBA

PRICE PER PERSON
from SEK 26 *

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COMPLETE TRAVEL INFORMATION

About the Shetland Islands and the trip

The Shetland Islands consist of about 100 islands located about a hundred miles north of Scotland. The islands belong to Great Britain. Shetland was Zetland until the 1970s and has an incredibly strong Nordic heritage. It has been a home for the Vikings for thousands of years. The Shetland Islands are one of the best places in Europe to see birds and marine mammals. Even otters and whales are a common sight here, not to mention all the little Shetland ponies that roam freely on the islands.

Shetland's coastline stretches over 2 kilometers and in addition to all the wrecks that can be found here, it is estimated that there are coves, caves, bays and fjords, skerries, natural arches and underground passages. There is much to occupy the most passionate diving enthusiast for a lifetime.

The Shetland Islands offer some of the best diving in the UK, with an average visibility of 10 meters and up to 25 metres. There are plenty of wrecks that are deep enough to make them perfect dive sites. The wrecks are remarkably untouched by humans and there has not been much salvage. Life on the wreck is fantastic, with lumpfish, shoals of cod and the occasional kingfish peeking out of a hole. The marine life is enough to satisfy anyone. It is also very common to have nudibranchs on the wrecks, a dream for macro photographers!

Whales are also common here, with minke whales, killer whales, dolphins and porpoises being the most common. Shetland's abundance of underwater life is truly astonishing in its own right. It is one of the richest marine environments in the British Isles. Shetland offers a number of historic wrecks such as the 1700th century Queen of Sweden and World War I steamer Gwladmena to modern day trawlers.

From more modern times also the huge tanker Braer, a wreck from 1993 (pretty much completely broken up today). There are also sea cliffs and gorges teeming with color and life, as well as plenty of caves and underground tunnels.

Itinerary day by day

Day 1
Flight to Scotland and transfer to hotel

Day 1-2
One night in a hotel in Aberdeen, share in a double room including breakfast

Day 2
Transfer to the Shetland Islands by ferry. You board your liveaboard

Day 2-8
6 nights on board with 5 days of diving.
Full board included on board

Day 9
Check-out from the boat and transfer to the ferry and then flight home
Late evening transfer to the airport

Please note!

Our program is only a preliminary plan that is influenced based on the external conditions that the weather gods reward us with. This means that we may have to move activities and dive sites to other days and also replace planned activities with alternatives if necessary. Some flight schedules may require 1 night before and/or 1 night after the liveaboard in Hurghada. We ask you to be flexible.