RIB ARGONAUT - "To Salinity & Beyond"

RIB Argonaut - Torbay

ARGONAUT is an 8m RIBCRAFT, built in 2003 for 'Island Sea Safaris' in the Scilly Isles where it was used for marine wildlife study trips.  The boat came to Brixham in 2007 and was converted for use as a diving platform in 2010.

We kept the Island Sea Safaris logo on the sponsons as the RIB still "does what it says on the tubes!" These RHIBs are custom made here in South West England to a very high commercial & offshore specification.  They are well known for being one of the most robust and best sea-keeping RIBs there is.  ARGONAUT is powered by a single Yamaha 225 Hp 4 stroke outboard motor - very, very quiet and clean when you are kitting up folks!  The boat is well equipped and is MCA coded at Cat 4 to take up to 10 passengers and 2 crew but normally only operates with a maximum of 8 divers. ARGONAUT has internal fixed forward facing 'jockey' seating for up to 5 divers, which leaves plenty of space on the tubes for the other 5. Jockey seating for another 6 persons can be quickly fitted if required. The bottle rack will safely stow all your dive gear and, being "wide in the beam" at 2.6m, there is still plenty of room for you to kit-up.  The boat is fitted with a fixed VHF/DSC & GMDSS enabled Radio and carries twoRIB Argonaut - Brixham handheld sets as backup.

ARGONAUT always carries a Marinox Oxygen Therapy Set with a big 7L bottle of medical grade 100% Oxygen and a DIN adapter to fit your Nitrox diving cylinders.

The skipper is a fully qualified instructor in its use.