Alternative Names: River Orchy pools
Travel directions: Leaving Glasgow on the A82 turn left at Crianlarich staying on the A82. Staying on the A82 going through Tyndrum to the Bridge of Orchy. Turn left before the bridge of Orchy hotel down the B8074, signposted Glen Orchy. Google
Type of Dive: River dive
Suggested experience: Confident ocean diver
Distance from Glasgow: 70 Miles 1hr 35 mins
Parking directions: Just beside the waterfall is ample parking for 2-3 cars Google map
Lat & Long: N56.481003 W-4.817001 Google map
Tides: Not required here, but use common sense and don't dive if the river is to rough.
Site entry/exit: Short walk for parked cars down schist slabs into the water. Slippery when wet.
Underwater directions: Follow the stream up through four swirl pools and through two junctions or necks where you have to drag/climb against the current into the next pool. Keep moving upstream until you get to the waterfall. You will be unable to get beyond this.
Site Hazards: It is best done at low water when it has not been raining for a week or so to allow you to climb through the pools. In high currents, there is the possibility to get pinned or trapped in undercuts by the water pressure
Nearest Public phone: Bridge of Orchy hotel
Mobile Network service:
Other comments: You can also dive down the river at River Orchy Don't forget to use the comments at the bottom of the page
Pub: Bridge of Orchy hotel
Created By: Suckingos
Cafe: Tyndrum Bridge of Orchy hotel
Thanks To: Dundee subaqua club for Pictures
Surface Photos: Contact me
Underwater Photos: Utube
Dive Map: Not required here.