Alternative Names: River Orchy pools

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Travel directions: Leaving Glasgow on the A82 turn left at Crianlariach 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, sign posted 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

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Lat & Long: N56.481003 W-4.817001 Google map

Tides: Not required here, but use common sense and dont dive if the river is to rough.

Depth: 7m

Site entry/exit: Short walk for parked cars down schist slabs into 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: Water level best done at low water when it has not be 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: Brodge of Orchy hotel


Mobile Network service: 

Other comments:  You can also dive down the river at River Orchyb  Dont forget to use the comments at the bottom of the page

Pub:    Bridge of Orchy hotel

Created By: Suckingos

Cafe: Tyndrum Brodge of Orchy hotel

Air & Nitrox fills: Aquatron  Splashsports 

Date:  4/8/11

Revision:   1

Thanks To:  Dundee subaqua club for Pictures

Links:   None

Surface Photos: Contact me

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Underwater Photos: Utube

Dive Map:  Not required here.

Dive Report: Contact me