Ardtornish Bay

Maximum depth between 20 and 30m. Shallower scenic dive

Often a productive scallop dive where gravel and mud lie on the flat gradual seabed gradients of the inner bay. For a good scenic dive, follow the boulder slope inshore from Ardtornish Point towards the bay. Be aware that strong currents can occur around the point and plan any dive here carefully.

A typical Scottish scenic wall dive leading to Ardtornish Bay. Divers can often enjoy great scenery in gin-clear water. Divers often begin at an exposed wall where the tide flows quickly and the rocks are covered with dead men’s fingers and the occasional strand of kelp,then rounded the point at 20m where rocky wall meets gravel and mud on the gradients of the inner bay. The still water in this area is full of scallops, brittlestars and plumose anemones.

Location of this dive site

Location (Lat/Long): 56.518, -5.75 (Google map window)

Planning your dive: Care, currents can be very strong around Ardtornish point

Depth range: 10m to 25m

Distance: The site is 3.2km from Lochaline Dive Centre.

WARNING: Some Latitude and Longitude data taken from the literature is quite inaccurate, we are tidying this up here, but you are advised to take transits for wreck sites/check buoys if you are diving from your own boat. Transits and further details for most wreck sites are available in the Dive Centre.

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