Dive Site Details
This area is suitable for all diving abilities, from trainee upwards.
The main reef is a boulder slope that provides lots of shelter for often abundant marine life, although how much life is actually visible will also be dependent upon the season and the conditions.
Your entry/exit point is marked by the big boulder on the shore.
There are alternative ways to dive this site, according to your ability and experience. Essentially though, you can head straight out, descending to your planned depth, then turning “left” and contouring along at your chosen depth until you pick-up the nearest edge of the reef. Depending upon your time, air and plan, you can continue across to the far side of the reef at this depth before zig-zagging progressively shallower, then contouring back along to the entry/exit point.
The underwater conditions you encounter at the time should influence how you interpret your plan. As usual, take ‘proper’ compass bearings, so you and your buddy have accurate points of reference, especially important for when you encounter poor visibility.
More experienced divers can go down to around 30 metres here, depending on the tide; if you’re one of them, you may pick-up the lower reef, before you then head shallower, cross a gap and then get to the upper reef.
BBC – Arrochar
BBC Area Inshore Forecast
UK Admiralty EasyTide Predictor: 7 days