Alternative Names: None

Type of Dive: Shore dive  

Suggested experience: Sport diver 

Travel directions: Leaving Glasgow on the A82 turn left at Tarbet onto the A83, through Arrocher and over the rest and be thankfull,  turn left onto the A815, from this junction its 8.7 miles to the A886 then for 4 miles to the turnoff for the B8000 then for 9.8 miles to Thirteen mile reef. ( Half a mile past Gortein point) Triple reef lies between Gortein point and Thirteen mile reef at Triple reef  the telephone pole has a No. 34 on it. 

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Parking directions: Park in the lay-by next to the telephone pole there is enough room for 3 cars. Google 

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From Glasgow: 75 miles 1 hr 48 Mins Google

Lat & Long: N56.041348    W-5.293538

Tides: Tide tables

Site entry/exit:  Follow the path down onto the rocks be careful climbing down the rocks as it can be slippy. Entry and exit can be made difficult at low tide and if there is a bit of a swell.

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Underwater directions: The first reef lies directly off of the shore and drops down to about 12m. The second reef lies slightly further north and runs from 15-25m. The third reef lies about 35m and is quite featureless. The best life is found around the top reef.  

Site Hazards: Entry and exit climbing up and down the rocks  

Nearest Public phone: The Cregans Inn

Accommodation: The Cregans Inn  Kanes Hotel

Mobile Network service: Orange (in places) 

Pub: The Cregans Inn

Created by: Ryan McEwan  

Cafe:   None

Air & Nitrox fills: Aquatron  Splashsports

Revision: 2 

Links:  Link

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Dive Map:

Dive Report:  Pete Gun 4/6/13 Just read the dive guide there and it says the 3rd reef is quite featureless? I must have been to the wrong reef because the bottom reef is the best way to start the dive in my opinion and has nice features, anenomes etc.... I usually head straight out over the small drop off reef at 12m then straight down till I meet the power cable around 30m once at the power cable i turn left and follow it along for a few minutes to 32m where the cable falls over a small drop off of rock. I then follow the little wall straight up the slope till about 25m where it meets another nice small wall and some boulders, then I turn left (facing the shore) and hit the other reef.