Alternative name: Thirteen Steps
Type of Dive: Shore dive on a reef in Loch Creran. This is a special area of conservation
Suggested experience: Novice upwards
Travel directions: From South, head for Oban, follow Google
Parking directions: In the layby.
Distance from Glasgow: 102 Miles 2hrs 21mins
Lat & Long: 56.546126, -5.280055 Google
Tides: Tide tables
Site entry/exit: Easy entry down a stone beach Utube
Underwater directions: If you set off from the streambed (that the 13 steps lead down to) and head directly for the white house on the far side you’ll be on the right tracks to find the big reef/walled rock on your right (as you’re heading out) and then you’ll drop down into a sandy silty hollow (if you haven’t been blown off course by the tidal flow, watch your compass) and we found 24m and a few rocky outcrops along the way. There not much else out there so a quick turnaround and you’ll come back to the huge rock /wall area. It’s full of all the small life.
Nearest Public phone:
Accommodation: Seabank farmhouse Oban… Corran House SYHA
Mobile Network service: O2 Vodaphone T-mobile and Orange works
Other comments: There are tube worms called Serpum Vermiscula, that only occur in reefs here in Loch Creran. Care must be taken not to disturb the tube worms in any way.
Pub: Creagan Inn
Created by: Sarah Conner
Café: None close to here.
Surface Photos By Sarah Conner
U/Water Photos: By Sarah Conner
Dive Report: Jo Rawley Very nice fireworks anemones, usually plenty of dogfish and the remains of the ‘housing experiment’ are to be found too.
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