Dive Site Details
As a dive training site, Carrick Castle can be a worthwhile location for what it provides, depending upon your requirements and group size, and may make a welcome change to other busier dive sites.
It’s a lovely location on land, but that isn’t matched to the same degree below the water, which tends to feature an unremarkable, sloping sandy/silty seabed. (Snorkellers, however, may enjoy pottering about the castle and pier area in shoals of small fish, depending upon the season.)
The largely featureless seabed may be ideal for beginner divers, as they focus on technique rather than marine life.
The shingle beach on the right of the castle should be the easier entry/exit point, then heading towards the pier. Variable visibility and a defined target may make this site worth considering for navigation practice. Visibility may also be influenced by whether there has been any submarine or other major naval traffic in the vicinity.
BBC – Lochgoilhead
BBC Area Inshore Forecast
UK Admiralty EasyTide Predictor: 7 days