St. Abbs is a small fishing village on a part of the Berwickshire coast where
there is magnificent cliff scenery. Every spring and summer the cliffs are
massed with nesting, clamouring seabirds. There are large colonies of guillemots
and kittiwakes, as well as herring gulls, fulmars, razorbills and some puffins.
There are frequent sightings of seals and also the occasional sightings of whales
porpoise, dolphins and sharks.
The underwater scenery affords some of the most scenic dives in Britain. There
are also several local ship wrecks. Diving of course, takes place throughout the
Peter Gibson will take visitors to view the cliffs and birds, he takes divers to
locations chosen either by the divers or by him. He can be hired by parties for
fishing, filming, recreational or official purposes. Any boat charter requirements
are catered for.
His boat formerly the Guiding Star, has know been replaced by 'Selkie' which
is licensed and equipped to take 14 passengers up to 50 miles off-shore. Being fully
equipped with life saving devices, radar and sounder.
Peter Gibson was brought up in St. Abbs, the child of natives
of St. Abbs, and was in the process given a wealth of local knowledge. His father
was a keen ornithologist and imbued Peter with extensive knowledge of identification
of birds and their habits. in addition, Peter has developed an interest in geology and
is knowledgeable about local rock formations.
He has been a fisherman for over thirty years, trawling St. Abbs off-shore for prawns and
whitefish, and shooting creels in-shore to catch lobsters and crabs. His understanding of
underwater scenery, wrecks and dive sites is understandably extensive, and he can
consummately give the nearest equivalent of a 'guided dive' without actually taking to the
Peter has a current RNLI certificate in first aid, and PADI DAN Oxygen Administration
Course certificate. He carries oxygen.
Peter has been providing boat charter services for over 5 years with skill and
good humour. The content of each trip depends on weather, time of year and the
interests and requirements of visitors. He takes parties of bird watchers or
divers booked wether individually or en bloc. The boat can be hired by the
hour for any length of time by families, groups of friends, fishing parties, film
production units, official survey teams and so forth. Any requirements can be catered
for. Whatever the trip his aim is always to give each visitor an enjoyable experience
and a professional service.