Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Leth alt bridge is a deep shore dive in Loch Duich with great sea life probably due to the fresh water from an leth-allt river.
Suggested Experience: Suitable for experienced divers to your dive qualification.
Travel directions: From Glasgow 169 miles / 4 hours A82 through Fort William, turning left at Invergarry onto A87. its 4.5 miles past Shiel Bridge. (400m past the garage) From the north its 3.7 miles south of Eilean Donan Castle.
Parking directions: From the south park in the layby just past the bridge (room for eight cars)...See picture below.
Lat & Long: 57.250208,-5.472170 Postcode IV40 8HB Google
Tides: Tide tables 349 Kyle of Lochalsh For weather use postcode above
Site entry/exit: Walk back over the bridge and down the path shown in the picture below (30m) and walk down the path to the water (45m), enter the water next to the assorted debris, steelwork, old dinghy etc and swim out just passed the floating steel platform. Be careful as there's lots of floating rope around it.
Underwater directions: Drop down here and swim straight out veering slightly left. The bottom is initially stones and weed and then a fairly gradual silty mud slope. Be careful as at the 15-20m mark there are old sunken moorings with loops of rope floating a few metres off the bottom. And it can be very dark here! From below 40m to beyond 50m you with find forests of tall sea pens, interspersed with phosphorescent and slender sea pens and the odd firework anemone. Heading back up the slope from here, at around 25-30m you will reach terraced rockfaces covered in peacock worms, sea loch anemones and brittlestars with some big sandy ledges. Keep these rock faces on your right shoulder and they will shallow off then give way to rocks and weed and you should be at or very near the floating platform where you started the dive.
Air & Nitrox: Dave Black of 5 Bells Diving in Lochcarron. 07812 605 771 Facebook
Site Hazards: Depth, floating rope,
Nearest Public phone: None close to here....probably Kyle of Lochalsh.
Mobile Network service: Contact me
Cafe: Kyle of Lochalsh
Thanks To: Gerald Storey and Mike Dive for pictures.
Links: Marine protected area
Created by: Claire Hurren
Surface Photos: By Claire Hurren
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