Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Shore wreck dive on Loch Etive.
Wreck Information: The Charna, Old fishing boat
Cargo: Unknown was being used as storage at the time of sinking
Suggested experience: Open Water, Sport Diver, good for a new diver's first wreck
Travel & Parking directions: Coming from Taynuilt side when you reach the narrow railway bridge on the way to Connel take the right just after the bridge by the red phone box, follow the track down till you get to the large green shed, there is a slip just after, a single car can park there but there is plenty of space elsewhere.
Lat & Long: N56.454974,W-5.310162 Postcode PA37 Google
Tides: Tide tables There is very little tidal movement in the bay so it shouldn't bother you
Depth: 11-12 meters at the deepest point
Site entry/exit: From the end of the slip.
Underwater directions: Take a bearing on the white buoy from the end of the slip. As it's pretty murky down there your best bet is to fin out to the white mooring buoy on the surface and drop down onto the wreck.
Site Hazards: Working boats.
Nearest Public phone: Connel
Accommodation: plenty of places to stay in Connel. Scottish Tourist Board, Edinburgh. 0131 332 2433
Mobile Network service: To follow
Created By: Dingerbot
Air & Nitrox: Puffin
Thanks To: Peter Gun and Peter Nutton for pictures and info.
Surface Photos: Old postcard by Kev Watson
Dive Report: Dingerbot 16/5/12 We finned out to check a spot for a mooring, and since we were not too far away from the mooring she was on we finned out to the buoy and down we went to about 9 meters, my buddy had a hunch that she would be northeast of the mooring and sure enough there she was,
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