Type of Dive: Seal reef on Loch Fyne is a boulder slope which is a great dive for trainees and photographers because of the abundance of sea life and it has an easy entry/exit.
Suggested Experience: Trainee upwards
Travel directions: Leaving Glasgow on the A82 turn left at Tarbet onto the A83, through Arrochar and over the rest and be thankful, turn left onto the A815, from this junction its 6.5 miles to the junction or about half a mile past St Catherines shown in the picture below and 34.5 miles from Little Chef Dunbarton.
Parking directions: Room for 6 cars, remember to leave access for the people who live at the end of the road and other divers to leave.
Lat & Long: N56.210973 W-5.055272 Postcode PA25 8BA Google
Tides: Tide tables Tides are not a problem here and even on springs it is easily manageable.
Site entry/exit: Very easy entry and exit except for the steps between the trees.
Underwater directions: Enter the water and go straight out to 12m and turn right, the boulder reef starts here and goes down to 24m. For a short dive (30 mins) stay on the first reef. For a longer and deeper dive head past the first reef up the loch (look at U/W map) and the reef here goes down to 40m. Look under the bigger rocks and you will probably see conger eels. Look upwards on the reefs as you get shoals of fish here. In July there are plenty different types of fish here (look at the U/W pictures).
Site Hazards: None
Nearest Public phone: Creggans Inn
Mobile Network service: Orange
Pub: Creggans Inn New management a great place now.
Café: None near here.
Created by: John Nicolson
Surface Photos: Contact me
Underwater Photos: By John Nicolson Utube
Divesite map: By John Nicolson
Dive Report: cloudflint 7/8/11 We went in the water and swam right to the reef then pottered along at around 18 meters then when we hit the end of the reef turned round and pottered back in at around 10m, no hassle! Vis was rubbish till you got to about 10 meters at which point it cleared up remarkably, we reckoned about 10 meters in most places. A lot of squat lobsters and other small life swimming about. Also saw a massive crab (I estimate about a foot across but I wasn't about to get within grabbing distance to measure it with my knife ) And a few feet away from it what looked like a massive scorpion fish.
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