Alternative Names: None, Its called the 29 steps because of the 29 steps from the road down to the loch side.
Type of Dive: Famous shore dive on Loch Long that is a good training site with a gentle slope to 30m
Suggested experience: Novice
Travel directions: From Glasgow travel west on the M8 onto the A82 then turn left onto the A817 turning right at the roundabout onto the A814 and continue until you come to Finnart ocean terminal and its 100m past there. Google map
Parking directions: Park on the other side of the road, on the road leading to the Oil Storage Depot gate. Make sure you don't block the access to the Depot. Walk across the road and through the gap in the trees and down the 29 steps as in the picture below.
Distance from Glasgow: 38 miles, 1 hr 5 mins
Lat & Long: N 56° 7' 6.83'' W 4° 49' 40.89'' Postcode G84 0EZ Google
Tides: Tide Tables Tides and current are not a problem here.
Site entry/exit: The steps are behind the tree in the picture below. Enter the water beside the rails on the left from the old boathouse.
Underwater directions: Fin straight out from the old jetty and pass lots of junk put there for something interesting to look at and you get to so small ledges and then a muddy slope to 30m
Site Hazards: Care should be taken coming down the stairs with your kit as the steps can be slippy
Nearest Public phone: At Finnart oil terminal car park.
Accommodation: The green kettle
Mobile Network service: Orange Vodaphone
Other comments: You can also dive Finnart close to here if you are on a training day.
Pub: The village inn
Created by: John Nicolson
Cafe: The green kettle
Thanks To: Jim Martin for a great dive map.
Surface Photos: By John Nicolson
Underwater Photos: By John Nicolson
Dive Map: By Jim Martin
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