Alternative Names: Two Piers
Type of Dive: Twin piers on Loch Long is a gentle shore dive around two offshore piers.
Suggested experience: Suitable for trainees upwards
Travel directions: 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. Two miles out of Arrochar is an old burnt out pier on your left....just past here is a small pier sitting on its own.
Parking directions: Park up on the grass at the fence off the main road. Google
From Glasgow: 29 miles 30 to 45 minutes
Lat & Long: 56:11:41N 4:45:13W Grid ref....NN292036 Google
Tides: Tide Tables Best dived at high tide.
Site entry/exit: Step down at the concrete blocks and walk down to the water. There is now a metal ladder at the side of the blocks making it easier to get to the water's edge.
Underwater directions: Head off to the left at 45 degrees to your entry. There is first the of the wreckage of an old truck that fell off the end of the pier (chassis and wheels with tyres still on) then, head in the same direction to 15m and then correct your direction to stay at that level, you'll come across a reef rock. Turn to your left and you'll come across a small fishing boat wreck about 20ft long IIRC, just a hull now. Up to you how you return, but if you head for 8-5m you'll know when to stop, at the piers.
Site Hazards: Fast cars and bikes on A83, Silt can cause poor visibility.
Nearest Public phone: Phone at the entrance to Ardgarten campsite and the Esso petrol station
Mobile Network service: Orange/Vodaphone.
Created by: Jane Wilkinson
Cafe: Pit Stop Diner Left after the Arrochar hotel heading north
Thanks To: Dive Tramp for dive info.
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Dive Report: Stew 25/1/07 I dived at twin piers today for the first time ever. I was amazed at what I saw, the remains of a wreck, not a bad looking reef, a few congers, lots of fish including wrasse. very dark but the viz was about 5 meters, water temp 10 degrees. might go back with the video camera soon. good training site.
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