Plymouth boat charter for media filming & stills,
underwater photography and sightseeing
MV Magic is an 8.2 metre Botnia Targa which has a cruising speed of 20 knots and a very soft riding, planing hull. She has a walkaround design so there’s lots of working space both fore and aft as well as comfortable seating. The maximum passengers at any one time is just 5 so you will have plenty of room with seating for all both in and out of the cabin.
MV Magic is available for sightseeing, fishing, river trips and scientific survey work but specialises in providing facilities for cameramen and underwater photographers. She is MCA Cat 111 coded to operate up to 20 miles offshore and carries all the neccessary safety equipment such as liferaft, lifejackets, flares etc The cabin is heated and has 240 voltage available for battery chargers and laptops.
MV Magic operates out of Dry Stack Marina on the east side of Plymouth, just over Laira Bridge. There is plenty of free, all day parking and there is a cafe and chandlers on site. You can download directions here
For underwater photographers, being able to cruise at 20 knots gives quick access to offshore sites such as the Eddystone and Hand Deeps reefs as well as wrecks like the James Egan Layne and the Scylla. The style of diving is obviously the choice of the group but Peter has several shallow sites where it is possible to anchor up and dive as much as you like. This gives you maximum time underwater with the freedom to return to the boat whenever you want to change lenses.
Owner/Skipper Peter Rowlands has been refered to as a veteran underwater photographer and even a guru by some but what he's interested in is providing you with an efficient working platform from which to enjoy your underwater photography. His advice is freely available but MV Magic trips are not formal workshops or tutorials.