Scimitar is named after a Royal Navy fast attack training ship that operated from Portland Harbour. She is an Evolution 38i hard boat, commercially certified to carry 12 divers up to 60 miles off shore.

Scimitar has a dive lift, hot fresh water kit wash and a large wheelchair accessible toilet cubicle.

Thorough safety briefings are given before departure and dive briefs given on arrival at the site. In addition to the safety equipment required by law, Scimitar has a defibrillator, extensive first aid kit and oxygen.