According to the Orcadian, a tragic incident occurred near Houton on the morning of Friday, October 27, 2023, involving two divers. A concerned report prompted the response of emergency services at approximately 10:35 am that day. The divers were being transported by boat to Houton Pier in Orkney.
One of the divers, a male whose age was 58, was declared deceased at the scene, with his next of kin notified. The cause of his death is currently under investigation and is considered unexplained. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal at a later date.
About Scapa Flow
Scuba diving at Scapa Flow in Orkney is a unique for divers of all levels. This historic site, located off the northeast coast of Scotland, is renowned for its incredible underwater treasures, including several sunken German warships from World War I. The crystal-clear waters of Scapa Flow offer excellent visibility and a diverse marine ecosystem, making it a mecca for wreck diving enthusiasts and underwater photographers. Exploring the hauntingly beautiful wrecks, such as the SMS Bayern and the SMS Markgraf, provides a profound connection to history, as well as an unforgettable adventure in one of the world’s premier wreck diving destinations.