Alternative Names: Loch Creran, Creagan Inn Site
Type of Dive: Easy shore dive
Suggested Experience: Trainees onwards…
Travel directions: From South, head for Oban, continue North on A828, turn right at Connel to *go over the bridge, keep going to the roundabout at Creran Bridge, over the bridge then first exit at the roundabout on the other side, slow down as you immediately approach the right hand bend, you are turning off into the gravel car park here. From the East, follow the A85 to Connel, then as above…*
Parking directions: Park on the old cut-off road, not the pub Car Park
Lat & Long: N56* 32.935’ W005* 17.916’
Tides: Tide Tables Not a problem diving here.
Site entry/exit: Grassy/gravel slope, see pics
Underwater directions: Simply follow the rocks and Wall to the right at the foot of the Quay. At High Water, swim through the weed and drop to the reef on the right.
Site Hazards: Ebb Tide, there is quite a fierce ebb current at certain times which can take you out to the middle of the loch. If there is a big current, stay close to the bottom on your return to entry site.
Nearest Public phone: Creagan Inn
Mobile Network service: O2
Pub: Creagan Inn
Created by: Darryl Mayer
Other comments: Sandy/ fine gravel bottom, solid rock wall/reef. Wrasse, Pollack, Juvenile flatties, sea pens, sunstars, brittlestars, crabs of all kinds, whelks, anemones, worms, burrowing anemones, Scallops, Oh, and Seamouse!
Divesite map: Not yet, its an easy site
Dive report: Chris 29/9/10 Alternative dive to the one mention of the site report. We dived this on an ebb tide. From the old jetty, the tide initially draws you east towards the bridge and we went with this. Finning out through kelp we descended onto 3m and swan left (East) to descend to 6m+ to follow a small life encrusted wall (sea squirts and saddle oysters) which terminates at slabs at right angles to the run of the wall. Following the slabs (South) across a bed of "clappy dos" where we got onto the sand. The further out we got the stronger the current drawing us back west and at 12m we started crawling back up the sandy bottom. (Queen scallops galore). Finning back (North) to about 8m we got out of the current and found a short wall above a boulder slope. Following this, the current picked up considerably and weakened us around a shoulder. We finned North and surfaced in amongst the islands after 40min plus in the water. Back under and dragged ourselves back down, across muscle bed and boulder slope to resurface at the pier. Good site for a training dive. Incredibly easy access.
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