Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Shore dive around the point at Dunollie castle
Suggested experience: sport diver
Travel directions: At Oban seafront head north on the shore road and leaving Oban you will see the ruined castle on the bend in the road.
Parking directions: There is no parking here so dump the kit in front of the castle at the slip and drive the car around the corner to the bay and park.
From Glasgow: 97 miles 2 hrs 16 Mins Google
From Edinburgh:122 miles 3 hrs 55 mins Google
Lat & Long: N56.42286 W5.48419 Postcode PA34 5TT Google
Tides: Tide tables
Site entry/exit: Easy entry into the water down the slip and keep the wall to your right as you head off. Exit round the point in the bay shown below. Check your exit point before you dive as it can get overgrown in the summer.
Underwater directions: Head north around the bay staying close to the reefs which are covered in colourful Deadmen's Fingers, Sunstars, Devonshire Cup Corals, and lots of Featherstars onto a small 12m wall then exit in the bay.
Air & Nitrox: Puffin
Site Hazards: Currents heading north making the exit hard.
Nearest Public phone: Oban
Mobile Network service: Most networks work here.
Other comments: In the summer the exit can be covered in bracken at the fence so check your exit point first.
Pub: The Oban Inn
Cafe: The Kettle in the Castle
Thanks To: Eastwood divers.
Links: None for here.
Created by: John Nicolson
Surface Photos: John Nicolson
Underwater Photos: Contact me
Dive Map: Not required here.
Dive Report: Mikey b 6-9 April 2012 Dropped in on a slight tide just on the corner. I was diving with my recently qualified buddy again and we had a really nice dive over reefs covered in thick colourful Deadmen's Fingers and a few Sunstars and Devon Cup Corals, and lots of Featherstars. Found a huge Tritonia Nudibranch munching on Soft Coral, but the highlight was an Octopus that emerged from its hole and jetted past us, which made my buddies day! Finished the dive at the 10m Kelp-topped wall round in the bay.
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