Type: 68m long Cargo steamer owned by the Scandinavian steamship company
Wreck Information: Wrecked in 1913 while carrying a cargo of coal and Iron, the steel steamship Shuna, built in Holland (880 net tonnes), She was a steamer with the engine amidships and a raised forecastle. The Shuna has four holds two each side of the bridge deck (see picture) the rudder and the 4m rad prop are still in place and make a good photograph. She was discovered in 1991 by a scallop diver and dived by Eastwood divers the next week, and lies intact and upright in 30 metres. The Shuna has been stripped of all non-ferrous metal parts but makes an excellent dive in relatively sheltered waters. She is known as a silty wreck so if you are diving as a group get in first.
It is possible to dive her from the shore, there is an old metal ring set into the rock at the shore to give you the location where to enter the water. It is about 100m from the shore so its a fair swim out.
Harbour / slip: Loch Aline Harbour & slip Oban Harbour & slip
Travel & Parking directions: Lochaline follow the A82 Glasgow to Fort William road as far as the turnoff marked Corran ferry, 8 miles south west of Fort William. As you leave the ferry, turn left onto the A861 following the signs for Strontian. Turn left off the A861 just before Strontian for the A884, signposted to Lochaline
Oban - end of pier or leaving oban heading north on the steep hill to the right is a free car park takes 10 mins to walk back to the pier.
Distance from harbour: The Shuna is 15.5 km and a 15 Min RIB ride from Loch Aline and is 41 km and a 40 Min RIB ride from the Kerrera sound and puffin divers
Lat & Long: 56 32.220N 5 54.533W The bow of the SS Shuna points to the south east.
Chart: Chart 2171, Sound of Mull and Approaches
Tides: Tide tables Slack water is one hour before high or low (16 metres to the deck) water Oban but the shuna can be dived at all states of the tide but because it has no tidal flow its covered in silt.
Dive Boat: Silver swift Brendan Peregrine Sound diver Gannet
Dive Shop: Loch aline dive centre Puffin divers
Accommodation: You can stay at the Loch aline dive centre Or contact Oban Tourist Information on 01631 563122 Self catering Morvern Dive Lodge
Suggested experience: Experienced sport diver
Other comments: She hit the grey rocks and was ran aground at the morvern shore before sinking on the 8th May 1913
Pub: The Mishnish Lochaline social club
Created by: John Nicolson
Underwater photos: u/w photographs by Keith Waugh
Wreck diagram: 3D Movie
Dive reports : John May 05 Dived the shuna from the Peregrine the viz was bad at 3-4m so did not get to see to much. The last time I dived her the viz was 10-15m. The holds are full of coal and can be entered easily without getting lost as they are big square holds. There are smaller holes for the more adventurous to the engine room.
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