Alternative Names: Torpedo Station/pier, Ardgartan Loch Long
Type of Dive: The Torpedo station on Loch Long is a silty slope under and around the pier
Suggested experience: Suitable for trainees
Distance from Glasgow: 25.4 miles, 30 to 45 minutes Take the A82 up Loch Lomond side to Tarbet. Take the LH fork onto the A83 and pass through Arrochar driving around the head of Loch Long. Take the first left before twin piers dive site down a little road to a parking spot.
Parking directions: Park at the side of the road next to wire fence before abandoned houses, the pier is visible through trees. Leave plenty of space for passing cars.
Lat & Long: 56.196506, -4.762912 Postcode G83 7AP Google
Tides: Tide tables Tides are not a problem here, you can dive anytime.
Depth: 15m +
Site entry/exit: Entry point is just through the trees next to parking spot (be careful as it’s very slippy!!) enter/exit the water at the side of the metal fence that enters the water at muscle beds.
Underwater directions: This dive is best done at high tide. From the entry point fin round in a circle to meet the end of the pier, take your time as there is a fair amount of marine life to see if you look closely for it. This site has lots of old jars, bottles, shoes, corrugated roof panels, gloves, car tyres and general wreckage from the pier.
Site Hazards: Viz can be poor.
Nearest Public phone: Arrochar
Mobile Network service: Orange, Vodaphone
Accommodation: B&B’s in Arrochar
Pub: The Village Inn
Created by: Peter Gunn
Surface Photos: Contact me
Underwater Photos: UTube
Dive Map: Not required