Alternative Names:   Dogfish dive

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Type of Dive: Boulder slope

Suggested Experience: Advanced trainee

Travel directions:  Leaving Glasgow on the A82 turn left at Tarbet on to the A83, through Arrocher and over the rest and be thankfull and through Inveraray. Turn left info furnace and drive past the Furnace Inn till you see the sign in the parking picture. 

Parking directions:  Park in the small car park at the top of the road (see picture) Google

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From Glasgow: 56 Miles

Lat & Long: N56.150821  W-5.177361

Tides: Tide tables

Site entry/exit: Walk down to the shore and enter / exit as per the pictures below 

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Underwater directions: Head down to your chosen depth and turn left round into the bay and back. Can be dived any state of the tide. This dive is the most amazing site for dogfish I have dived. There can be hundreds of dogfish here in February. 

Air & Nitrox fills: Aquatron  Splashsports Loch Fyne dive charters

Depth: 50m+             

Site Hazards: Fishing line.                    

Nearest Public phone: Phone box Furnace Village (near the furnace Inn) 

Mobile Network service:  Orange

Other comments: Most dogfish are to be found in early Feb to mid march but they can be found here all year. Take a sharp knife here as you will find fishing line and crabs ect entangled in line.

Pub: Furnace Inn/The George Hotel (Inveraray) 

Cafe: Furnace Cafe  

Version: 3

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Links:  Link 

Created by: John Nicolson                       

Date: 30/4/07                                  

Surface Photos:

U/Water Photos:  By John Nicolson Utube Utube Utube 

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Divesite map:

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Dive Report: Flipside 4/1/09 I dived this site yesterday for the first time, i was amazed at the amount of dogfish that were on this reef, weather was cold and but dry, sea conditions were a state 0, underwater viz 9-10 meters. the only thing that ruined this dive was the amount of dogfish caught on old fishing line and hooks, i managed to get 3 off the hooks and untangle one but there was allot that were dead.

Dive Report:  Mikey b   23/1/11 Arrived to find a mirror-calm sea and bright sun, viz was very very good at around 8m and we had a great wee bimble about at 37m at the bottom of the bottom of the boulder slope.The site certainly lived up to its name and we counted around 15 Dogfish between 28m and 37m, a lot of them in pairs.Sadly my buddy had been messing about with the conservatism settings on his computer and we had 11 minutes of stops while my computer only showed 4...