A brand new boat is being purchased by the club and will be in use soon
The club is now onto its third boat since the liberation of Kuwait in 1992. We bought our current boat in 2005 from Waleed Power Boats in Kuwait who carried out extensive modifications to turn it into a dive boat. It is a great improvement on its predecessor in terms of speed and comfort. It looks rather smart too, we think!
A cathedral-hulled Kuwaiti-built fibreglass hard boat with twin Yamaha 200 outboard engines, it easily achieves 30 knots even with 12 divers and kit; so journey times have been reduced significantly compared to our previous boat. It can accommodate up to 12 divers with all their kit, tanks for 2 dives, and has plenty of flat space for kitting up in comfort.
With a full tank we carry 650 litres of fuel so all the dive sites are well within reach. Entry and exit is via the door and ladder on the port side. Equipment includes GPS and echo sounder. We always carry a first aid kit, a Marinox Oxygen Kit and a large backup cylinder containing 100 cubic feet of oxygen. So we have plenty of oxygen to cope with an incident happening at one of the more remote dive sites.
The boat is located in Khiran Marina which is about 50 minutes drive south of Kuwait City. This is an ideal location from which to set off for diving because all of Kuwait's dive sites are within 50 minutes by boat from here given good conditions. The furthest site is Mudayarah Reef at 26 nautical miles. Also there is an excellent slipway that can be used for launching or recovery at any state of the tide.
Please note: Only the club boat is berthed at Khiran Marina, you will not find a representative of the club at the marina. As a club, we do not have a shop or office. All diving is managed through the weekly 'socials' that take place on Tuesday nights.