Huskyan is owned and operated and indeed designed by Ben Wade and Emily Turton. Together with a great team the focus is firmly on providing the best customer experience.
Emily Turton is at the helm – the most qualified dive boat skipper in Scapa. She holds an MCA Masters ticket for vessels <200gt, an RYA Commercial Yachtmaster ticket and a Boat Masters licence for passenger vessels.
Emily lectures in Maritime Studies for the University of Highlands and Islands here in Orkney and has guided many other local skippers through their MCA Masters Orals exams. She is also an RYA Instructor delivering theory and radar courses in Orkney and practical courses through the Sports Scotland National Waters Sports Centre in Cumbrae.
Emily’s knowledge of the wrecks in Scapa is unsurpassed. She is a CCR trimix diver and when not looking after divers is never happier than when she is underwater herself.
Ben acts as our relief skipper/engineer and can usually be found making dry suits and providing a fantastic overnight repair service at Scapa Scuba. He is a commercially endorsed RYA skipper and also holds an MCA Boat Masters licence.
Ben is an experienced Asset technician with additional brand specific service qualifications. He also has 20 years’ experience making and repairing drysuits.
Ben is a CCR trimix diver with 21 years diving in Scapa Flow including HSE commercial diving and recreational and technical instructing with PADI, TDI & IANTD.
Wreck History is an obsession especially when the focus is on WWI battleships! When not working Ben can mostly be found exploring the interiors of the battleships or researching the unique history of these fantastic vessels.
Ross is our crew. He joined the team for the 2015 season all the way from Canada and will be on deck again in 2016. He holds STCW safety qualifications and is working towards his first skipper’s ticket.
Ross is a qualified mechanic, a gas blender and an experienced OC trimix and CCR diver with many years’ experience diving in cold water.
Ships Official Photographer! Marjo is a superb underwater photographer and will be joining us for the entire 2016 season while on a one year sabbatical from her job as a professional photo journalist and editor in Finland. She is a qualified commercial boat handler, advanced trimix CCR diver, PADI Instructor and gas blender. Her primary focus on board will be photography and customer care. If you would like to develop your underwater photography skills why not sign up to our new course.
Jackie works behind the scenes as our shore support and is chief in charge of supplies. A wizard in the kitchen she assists Emily with the now legendary Huskyan catering.