Lochaline Dive Centre

Diver on one of the wrecks in teh sound of Mull, Scotland

Diving the Sound of Mull

Lochaline Dive Centre offers the highest quality services to divers coming to visit the world renowned Sound of Mull. Home to some of the best wreck dives in the UK, the Sound also offers an abundance of fantastic drift, shallow, scenic and shore dive sites. We provide a full diving package, two high specification vessels for charter with full crew and hydraulic divers lifts.

Aerial view of Lochaline showing some snorkelling locations

Snorkelling at Lochaline Dive Centre this Summer

Your chance to explore the amazing marine environment of the Scottish Highlands with your family on one of our snorkelling safaris which offer trips and training for all ages. Snorkelling is great way to experience the underwater world and all it has to offer in a fun and safe way, and the Sound of Mull offers the opportunity to get up close to basking sharks and dolphins in their natural environment.

Photo of a basking shark by Paul Barfoot 2013

Basking Shark Boat Trips

Our Basking Shark trips will give you the chance to witness these incredible, harmless animals, along with dolphins, seals, whales, golden eagles, puffins and more, all while taking in the wild and beautiful scenery the area is famed for as we sail past the Isles of Rum, Eigg, Coll, Tiree and the Treshnish Isles on a full day's excursion into some of the wildest scenery in the UK. You can choose to view these animals from the comfort of the boat or snorkeling in the water for a more intimate experience.

Paul Barfoot 2013
Scenic Boat Trips in the Sound of Mull

Scenic Boat Trips in the Sound of Mull

Lochaline Dive Centre will be running Scenic Boat Trips this summer in and around the Sound of Mull, an area world renowned for its diverse wildlife and stunning scenery. These half-day trips will take in the amazing landscapes and diverse wildlife the area is famous for, as well as giving passengers unique views of medieval castles and abbeys situated around the Sound.

Kayaking with Eigg and Rhum in the background

Scenic sea kayaking

This Summer Lochaline Dive Centre will be running Sea Kayaking Expeditions in association with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking. The four-day guided expeditions will use of the dive centre’s hard dive boats to ferry you and your kayaks out to some of the remotest areas in the country, an area renowned for its wild, beautiful scenery and outstanding wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals, puffins, golden eagles, basking sharks and more.

Rockhopper Sea Kayaking

Welcome to Lochaline Dive Centre



Situated in the small village of Lochaline, 44 miles west of Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland, our mainland position right on the Sound of Mull offers a unique get-away-from-it-all location. Staying with us you will have easy access to the clear waters of the Sound, which boasts some of Britain’s best-known wreck dives, in addition to an abundance of drift, shallow, scenic, and shore dive sites. The Centre also offers access to some of the most beautiful and tranquil scenery in Scotland, with an abundance of local wildlife. Lochaline Dive Centre is the only facility that caters for the complete diving holiday.  By booking with Lochaline Dive Centre we can guarantee the perfect mix of great diving from hard boats Sound Diver and Sound Diver II, experienced staff, gas blending facilities, O2 clean air to 300bar, 4* star accommodation and freshly prepared food for our residents.

There are two properties available for accommodation – the refurbished Lochaline Dive Centre Lodge, which can cater for groups of up to 24 persons in ensuite rooms with underfloor heating and the Old Post Office, which sleeps 12 and is ideal for smaller groups and the training courses run by the Centre (we currently offer a range of PSAI technical diver courses and BSAC Technical Courses). Both properties have large communal areas, allowing groups to socialise and plan activities. All linen and towels are inclusive.

OPO West Pier

OPO West Pier

Dive boat charter

The Dive Centre has two dive charter vessels on offer: Sound Diver,  a spacious 12.5m Offshore 125 fitted out for diving with deep benches onboard, a compressor and a hydraulic diver lift at the stern, and Sound Diver II which is a very stable, beamy 10m Blyth catarmaran with a brand new extra wide hydraulic diver lift at the stern.

The Centre can supply air (to 300 bar), nitrox and trimix (on request), and has a number of moorings suitable for small dive boats, which are free of charge to residents.

A la carte evening menu

The Centre offers catering for residents: cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals, plus the O2 Café, where you can relax with a coffee or a snack. Full self catering facilities are also available.

We are always happy to provide local knowledge or helpful advice – if you are not sure, just call…

For bookings and details contacts us on:
01967 421653 10am – 5pm
01967 421627 Out of hours

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