Lochaline Dive Centre & bunkhouse

There will be no-one in the office until Wednesday 22nd August 2018. We will reply to any enquiries  asap after that date.

If you need to get hold of us before then our mobile no. is 07407183670

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Diving spaces with accommodation

We still have mid week and weekend dates available for diving.

We also have the following spaces available on the boat, with accommodation:

May 5th/6th & 7th – 7x spaces

June 16th & 17th – 3x spaces

June 23rd/24th & 25th – 4x spaces

August 24th/25th & 26th – 6x spaces

October 27th & 28th – 2x spaces

If you are interested in any of these dates or want more info, just give me a shout on dive@lochalinedivecentre.co.uk or 01967421627/ (m) 07407183670

Calum

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Lochaline Dive Centre, O2 Café & Bunkhouse

There will be no staff in the office from 3rd to 13th February 2018.

All mails will be replied to asap after 13th.

If you need to contact us in an emergency , please phone the mobile (m) 07407183670

Calum & Faith

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Dive Centre open all year round.

The dive centre, o2 café and bunkhouse will be open all year round. Why not come up and have a few dives , good food and a chill out.

 

 

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NITROX & TRIMIX

Lochaline dive centre will continue to have oxygen on site but will not stock helium.

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Lochaline Dive centre new management

Calum and Faith are the proud new owners of the business. We are currently upgrading the system therefore the e mail address may be down a couple of days. We can still be contacted on 01967421627 or  (m) 07748440090.

It will be business as usual, we will contact everyone over the next week to confirm your bookings and any deposits paid.  Please note that the bank pay in details have changed.

Regards

Calum & Faith

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Citizen Science in the Sound of Mull

Groups diving with us this summer can get involved in recording the life on some of our favourite dive sites. We want to record the life on the sites on a continuous basis and build up a baseline of information which may change over the years as the marine protected area status takes affect. If you fancy some Citizen Science whether it be counting starfish or taking photos along a transect, or measuring exposed timber on our older wrecks then let us know when you book and we will get it organised for you.

 

 

 

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Sound of Mull 2016 spaces on trips

We have spaces on the following trips:

 

August 27th- 31st 6 spaces 6 nights and 5 days diving ( good time to see the Basking Sharks)

August 26th-28th 2 days diving and 2 nights accommodation 3 spaces

We still have dates in April, June, July and August for trips and the weather for 2016 will be better than 2015 ……

Annabel

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul Barfoot #yourdive

Ian and Sound Diver

Ian and Sound Diver

My first visit to Lochaline, and indeed to Scotland, was in August 2011. The drive to Lochaline puts you in holiday mood even before the diving commences! With my club (BSAC Slough 491) we dived a variety of wrecks including Shuna, Rondo, Thesis, Breda, Meldon, Hispania, and Swan. We also included a scallop dive and other scenic dives.

Phosphorescent sea pen -Pennatula phosphorea

Phosphorescent sea pen -Pennatula phosphorea

From the start it was apparent that Scottish diving was going to be rather special. I found a beautiful nudibranch (janolus), the first of many.
Other fauna is plentiful and varied. The wrecks are suitable for all grades of diver, ranging from about 15- 30m.

Crystal Sea Slug - Janolus cristata

Crystal Sea Slug – Janolus cristata

My second visit was in August 2013. On this occasion we had the use of the super fast Fyne Pioneer RIB which gave us access to more distant sites, whilst being able to return to base between dives.

Scampi/Norway lobster - Nephrops norvegicus

Scampi/Norway lobster – Nephrops norvegicus

The undisputed highlight of this trip was when basking sharks were sighted enroute to the Tapti wreck near the island of Coll. We slipped into the water with mask, snorkels and fins. Within a few minutes there were 14 huge sharks around us, jaws gaping!

Basking Shark - Cetorhinus maximus

Basking Shark – Cetorhinus maximus

All thoughts of wrecks disappeared, as we enjoyed a truly magical experience.

Yellow edged policer - Polycera faeroensis

Yellow edged policer – Polycera faeroensis

One very special dive happened as a result of personal misfortune. My drysuit zip failed after the morning dive, so I missed the afternoon dive. I had a spare drysuit with me, so our skipper Simon invited me to do an evening dive with him on the wall by the Lochaline Hotel. We entered at 10pm in almost complete darkness and descended to about 18m. The wall was alive with squat lobsters, nudibranchs and other hunting creatures. It was inky black, but a fabulous dive – thanks Simon!

Authour and photographer: Paul Barfoot

Date: 22/07/2015

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Dive, Dive, Dive …..Sound of Mull is now a Marine Protected Area!

We still have some spaces available for all you keen divers, photographers, shipwreck wreckies, marine life lovers and bubbleheads-

This weekend Rondo, Calve Island, Hispania, Shuna, Grey Rocks, Duart Dive into History

Saturday July 4th join us for a day

Monday 6th July – Friday 10th July  – 3 spaces

Friday 24th July- Sunday 26th July diving Saturday and Sunday – 6 spaces

Friday 31st July -Sunday 2nd August diving Saturday and Sunday 10 spaces

Monday 31st August 6 spaces

Friday 4th- Sunday 6th September diving Saturday and Sunday full charter

Friday 2nd October- Sunday 4th October diving Saturday and Sunday full charter

Friday 16th October-Monday 19th October diving Saturday Sunday Monday 5 spaces

Friday 31st October- Sunday 2nd November diving Saturday and Sunday 6 spaces ( water really warm by November 14 degrees)

Friday 7th November – Sunday 9th November full charter

Friday 14th November- Sunday 16th November full charter

Friday 21st November- Sunday 23rd November full charter

Friday 28th November -Sunday 30th November diving Saturday and Sunday 6 spaces

 

 

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The Fife Renegades diving on the Rondo March 2014

The Fife Renegades diving on the Rondo March 2014

Rondo

The Rondo in Profile

 

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