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Base of operations: Ireland -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 44
Peter McDonnell is a marine biologist with 24 years diving experience both as a scientific diver and a PADI diving instructor. M05866 provides diver training and marine biology education to divers. The company was formed to increase marine biology awareness and promote marine conservation amongst divers and the public. M05866 is based in the ocean side village of Schull in the far south west of the Republic of Ireland. The area remains largely unspoilt, as does the surrounding ocean.

Diving is from our new purpose built, 7m RIB 'Beagle', which is licensed by the Department of Marine for 10 divers. There are also some memorable shore dives in the area particularly on the north side of the Mizen where 30m can be found within a stones throw of the shore. If you fancy doing some shore dives just call in and ask - we'll tell you all you need to know.

If you are interested in wildlife you would be lucky to find a better place to explore. Whales and dolphins are quite common. Grey seals are ever present. Basking sharks may be seen during the plankton bloom of late spring and sunfish and turtles visit our waters too.

Part of the excitement is never knowing what may turn up! One beach we use regularly for training has played host to several trigger fish over the past few summers. Crabs, lobsters and crayfish may turn up anytime. Last summer the biggest crayfish I have seen was wandering around happily in less than 8m of water and 50m from the beach.
Questions and Answers
M05866 provides diver training and marine biology education to divers.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

We have been in business since 2002. Through a wish to somehow increase divers knowledge of the marine environment.

2. What is your company's mission?

To teach people to dive in a responsible and controlled way. To provide information and trips to local dive sites.To increase peoples knowledge of the marine environment, conservation issues affecting it and what they can do to help.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Small groups and individuals.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Peter McDonnell, a masters educated marine biologist who has been diving for over 30 years. He is particularly interested in marine mammals having worked with seals on the west coast for several years and is still actively involved in marine ecological research in Ireland today. He has recently begun a new diving adventure - cave diving and hopes to pursue this more in the future.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Open Water Course - thats difficult to answer but probably because learning here in Ireland is more challenging than many other dive environments and prepares you well for a varied diving future.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Returning year after year after year.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M05866

Diving and Diver Training in West Cork, Ireland 10% off.
This tour offers you a scuba diving experience that allows you to dive or learn to dive in the Atlantic ocean while increasing your knowledge of the marine environment and its inhabitants.

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EUR 500 / Per person
Dive boat
Diving instructor
Duration: 1 - 7 days
Season: January - December
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