Wey Chieftain IV is skippered by Richard Bright-Paul. Richard has been diving in the Weymouth area for the last two decades, and has been operating Wey Chieftain IV since 2011, conducting primarily dive chartering as well as a number of commercial diving/trial engagements. He holds an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification with a Commercial Endorsement.
A keen diver himself, (holding technical diving qualifications with IANTD, TDI and DSAT, and instructor qualifications with both BSAC & PADI), Richard has a passion for both the natural and maritime history in Dorset’s coastal waters. Having dived with many operations around our coast, as well as in over 20 countries abroad, Richard is always keen to use that experience to make the diver’s experience on Wey Chieftain IV as safe and enjoyable as possible.
Richard is also a partner in Seamac Marine LLP, which owns the survey vessel Coastal Guardian, was the inaugural chairman of the not-for-profit organisation The Shipwreck Project.
Though not a requirement on all trips, on appropriate charters we endeavour to run with a second, suitable crew member in the interests of the safety and comfort of our divers.