Type: Boat dive on a Wall.
Dive Information: An excellent wall dive with a boulder slope from 0 - 8m then it drops off to 40m and another boulder slope close to the north, and 100m south its 0 - 50m. If you like colour soft corals and sponges its best near the north.
Harbour / slip: Tobermory 1/4 mile, Loch Aline 12 miles, Oban 23.5 miles
Travel & Parking directions: Lochaline follow the A82 Glasgow to Fort William road as far as the turnoff marked Corran Ferry 8 miles south west of Fort William. As you leave the ferry, turn left onto the A861 following the signs for Strontian. Turn left off the A861 just before Strontian for the A884, signposted to Lochaline Car Park Lochaline pier Oban - end of pier or leaving oban heading north on the steep hill to the right is a free car park takes 10 Min's to walk back to the pier.
Lat & Long: 56.6249N 6.04400W
Chart: Admiralty Chart 2476
Easy dive on a great wall Looking south west on Calf Island
Tides: Dive slack or near to slack water
Dive Boat: Silver swift Brendan Peregrine Sound diver Gannet
Dive Shop: Loch aline dive centre Puffin divers
Accommodation: Loch aline dive centre B+B
Suggested experience: Experienced sport diver
Other comments: This is a great wall dive covered in dead men's fingers, anemones, sponges, Devonshire cup corals, Football sea squirt, Yellow boring sponge great for pictures. There are usually ballin and cuckoo wrasse patrolling along the wall darting in and out of the soft corals and anemones. Large edible crabs and squat lobster can be found in the cracks and ledges all along the wall.
Pub: The Mishnish, Loch aline social club
Created by: John Nicolson
Boulder slope 0-8m Wall 8-40m
Dive Report : Lizardland, June 07 I think that calve island was probably my favourite dive from the Gemini Storm trip in May along with the Rondo (the early start was worth it). First time I've done Calve Island, really nice free falling down the wall.
Dive Report : mikey b June 2012 An all-time favourite, with the bonus of around 20m viz! Fabulous vertical wall full of overhangs, covered in Cluster anemones, Plumose anemones, Deadmen's fingers, Devon cup corals and some lovely sheets of Jewel anemones. Lots of Ballan Wrasse and Cuckoo Wrasse, found a Rockling in a hole and a massive Dogfish. Had a look round the boulder slope below the wall which was covered in Red Fingers and Devon Cup Corals.
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