Lochaline Dive Centre offers catered or self-catering accommodation at two premises:
The Lochaline Dive Centre Lodge (4-star rated) – book now!
The Dive Centre Lodge sleeps up to 24, sleeping two to a room. Each room has been refurbished to provide underfloor heating and full ensuite facilities: wash-hand basin, toilet and shower. The Dive Lodge has stunning views over the Loch and is available on a per room basis, but large communal cooking and dining facilities also make it an ideal venue for socialising with other divers and for larger groups to plan their activities. The Dive Lodge has wireless broadband internet access and has been rated by Visit Scotland as a four star activity centre.
The Lodge has gear storage and washing facilities, loads of hot water for showers and an efficient drying room for undersuits.
Adjacent is the well-stocked Dive Centre shop and filling station (open between 0800 and 2000hrs). Air can be charged up to 300 bar. Nitrox and Trimix are available on provision of appropriate certification (please inform us in advance if you require Trimix). Cylinders, weight belts and torches are available for hire.
We can cater for all budgets and you won’t go to bed hungry. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be arranged to suit the tides so you don’t miss out.
The Old Post Office (3-star rated) – book now!
The Old Post Office offers shorefront accommodation right on the West Pier in Lochaline for 10 persons with a comfortable lounge, kitchen and drying room. It is ideal for groups of divers and the courses hosted by the Centre. It has fantastic views down the Sound of Mull towards Oban.
There are two bathrooms with electric showers, a drying room, loads of space for gear storage, and facilities for washing kit.
The Old Post Office is one minutes’ walk from the Hotel beach & West Pier (offering a superb wall dives), and five minutes’ walk from the Dive Centre Lodge, with its café shop and filling station. The Old Post Office has been officially rated by Visit Scotland as three star activity accommodation.
Lochaline Dive Centre has 2 purpose built dive vessels (Sound Diver and Sound Diver II) available year round for charter. More details about our charter boats can be seen here.
3D visualisations of the wrecks of the Hispania, Breda and Shuna, using WreckSight software courtesy of ADUS, are available onboard to help you plan or review your dive.
For 2012 Sound Diver is available for charter at £480 a day for 12 divers, and Sound Diver II is available at £468. For smaller groups and individuals please contact LDC directly.
The Lochaline Dive Centre Lodge has parking space for cars, and the Old Post Office has space for parking boats and trailers too. The Centre also has ground adjacent to the Lochaline Social Club (near the CalMac ferry slip) specifically for boats and trailers. The Centre has a small number of moorings suitable for RIBS, and these are free to residents. There is additional parking for customers at the Old Pier – which will accommodate RIBs and trailers also. Convenient launching facilities are available at the harbour, courtesy of Caledonian MacBrayne.
Please get in contact to find out if the dates you would like are available; you can post the booking form through with your deposit to confirm your booking.