Explore our MHPA in the Sound of Mull

The shipwreck site at  Duart Point designated as a Marine Historic Protected Area now has an underwater trail to help you explore the shipwreck from 1653.  Site plans are available from Lochaline Dive Centre and the Nautical Archaeology Society. Watch the movie and below and book for your Dive Into History

To book contact Annabel – dive@lochalinedivecentre.co.uk

 

 

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Marine Biology at Lochaline Dive Centre

A new post at Lochaline Dive Centre is looking for a Marine Biologist.  Take a look at the ScotGrad

http://www.scotgrad.co.uk/companies/s/seaarch-ltd-lochaline-dive-centre/placements/marine-wildlife-development-officer-afvnvbgnwe

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Historic Wrecks

As you probably know The Sound of Mull is famous for it’s wrecks like the Hispania, Shuna and Thesis. My professional interest in the Sound of Mull started when I was studying to become an underwater archaeologist at the University of St Andrews and ended up working on the 17th Century shipwreck at Duart Point.   Just before Christmas some like minded underwater archaeologists from MSDS Marine came to the Sound of Mull to investigate some of our lesser known sites. Any budding archaeologists out there?  Try and identify the images below……

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Spring dates available for booking!

We have some great weekend dates available for some Spring diving in the Sound of Mull.

The weekend of the Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April is available for booking.

Arrive Friday 24th April, dive the 25th and 26th, two dives per day on some of the best wrecks in the country.

Accommodation £35 per person per night and £45 per person per day on one of our hard boats – divers lift, comfortable wheel house, tea and coffee etc.

Get in touch at dive@lochalinedivecentre.co.uk for booking and info!

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Lochaline Dive Centre Gift Vouchers

We’re now offering gift vouchers for our Snorkel Experiences, Snorkel Safaris, and Try Dives in the New Year!

These make a great gift for anyone who’s interested in a bit of underwater adventure.

Snorkel Experiences and Snorkel Safaris are available to ages 6+. Snorkel Experiences are a great way to introduce someone to enjoying the marine environment and underwater exploration. The sessions cover some basic technique instruction and give budding snorkelers a chance to see some underwater wildlife in the sheltered, open water of our local beach.

Snorkel Safaris offer a bit more of an adventure, and can involve exploring shipwrecks, swimming over wildlife covered reefs, and getting up close and personal with seals.

Our Try-Dives take place at our sheltered, local beach, which has a range of depths, ideal for introducing someone to scuba diving. One to one instruction with our instructor and some amazing underwater scenery make for a great day out. Try-Dives are available for ages 12+.

All kit is provided for by Lochaline Dive Centre for all of these activities.

Get in touch at dougal@lochalinedivecentre.co.uk if you want to book one of these great activities for Spring/Summer 2015!

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MSDS surveys the designated wrecks the Sound…

MSDS Marine were with us last week carrying out condition surveys on the historic/designated sites in the Sound, including the Pelican, the John Preston, Duart Point, and the Mingary Gun Site.

The team stayed with us at the dive centre, and were out everyday on our dive vessel Sound Diver. surveying the sites for Historic Scotland.

We’ve seen some great images of the cannons at Mingary, and some amazing 3D fly-throughs. Stay tuned for some images from the week long survey!

 

 

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Winter deal, summer individual spaces, and Easter spaces…

So we’ve got 4 spaces available over the Easter period to fill up a boat.

Arrive Thursday 2nd April, dive Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th. 3 night accommodation and 3 days diving in the Sound of Mull.

£48 per diver per day on the boat including air! (2 dives per day)
£35 per diver per day accommodation including a cooked breakfast!

I’ve a feeling these 4 spaces will book up fast so make sure in get in touch asap!


Individual spaces on our hard boats for these dates!

– June 27th & 28th

– July 11th & 12th

– July 25th & 26th

– August 8th & 9th

– August 22nd & 23rd

Individual deals for spectacular diving on the ‘big four’ of the Sound of Mull – the Shuna, Thesis, Rondo and Hispania.

No need to book for a large group!

£45 per person per day, getting in on 2 dives per day! Accommodation at £30 per person per night self catering.


We’re getting a lot of interest in our winter weekend deal, with a lot of the dates getting snapped up.

£120 per person (for group of 12 divers) for a weekend’s diving with 2 nights accommodation self catering in our 4-star Visit Scotland activity accommodation.

2 dives per day on the big classic wrecks of the Sound of Mull – Hispania, Thesis, Shuna and Rondo.

Arrive and stay on the Friday, dive Saturday and Sunday on our hard boat Sound Diver – onboard compressor, hydraulic divers lift, tea and coffee onboard.

Every weekend between now and March 31st!

As always, get in touch at dougal@lochalinedivecentre.co.uk for booking.

Cheers!

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Winter Weekend Deal

Weekend Winter deal – £120 per person (for group of 12 divers) for a weekend’s diving with 2 nights accommodation self catering in our 4-star Visit Scotland activity accommodation.

2 dives per day on the big classic wrecks of the Sound of Mull – Hispania, Thesis, Shuna and Rondo.

Arrive and stay on the Friday, dive Saturday and Sunday on our hard boat Sound Diver – onboard compressor, hydraulic divers lift, tea and coffee onboard.

Dates available as below:

29th & 30th November

6th & 7th December

20th & 21st December

27th & 28th December

10th & 11th January

17th & 18th January

24th & 25th January

31st January & 1st February

7th & 8th February

14th & 15th February

21st & 22nd February

28th February & 1st March

For booking get in touch via email at dougal@lochalinedivecentre.co.uk, cheers!

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Summer weekend dates available for individuals

Individual spaces on our hard boats for these dates! 

– June 27th & 28th

– July 11th & 12th

– July 25th & 26th

– August 8th & 9th

– August 22nd & 23rd

Individual deals for spectacular diving on the ‘big four’ of the Sound of Mull – the Shuna, Thesis, Rondo and Hispania.

No need to book for a large group!

£45 per person per day, getting in on 2 dives per day! Accommodation at £30 per person per night self catering.

For booking get in touch via email at dougal@lochalinedivecentre.co.uk.

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Birmingham Dive Show

Come see us at the Birmingham dive show this weekend!

We’ll be there, sharing a stall with the Nautical Archaeology Society.

Drop by for a chat any time on the Saturday and Sunday, we’ll have some cool stuff for you to see and inspire you to come dive with us in Lochaline in 2015!

If you can’t wait until 2015, don’t miss out on our last minute November deal:

£60 per person per day covering boat charter and accommodation (self catering), minimum 12 divers.

£120 for a weekend of diving in the Sound of Mull diving the Hispania, Rondo, Thesis and the Shuna!

Keep in mind the water’s at it’s warmest just now, hovering around a balmy 14C!

If you can’t get 12 divers let us know and we’ll try and combine groups.

Get in touch at dougal@lochalinedivecentre.co.uk for booking and details.

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