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bay of clachtoll

Alternative Names: None

Type of Dive: The Bay of clachtoll is a shallow scenic shore dive

Suggested experience: All Levels

Travel directions: Google

Parking directions: Head into Clachtoll, keeping an eye out for the Clachtoll Beach Campsite on the west side of the road. Follow the signpost directing you along a narrow road through the campsite to a car park next to the Clachtoll Ranger Hut. Google

Distance from Inverness: 91 miles 2hrs 8 mins

Lat & Long: N58.187314, W-5.33854   Postcode IV27 4JD  Google

Tides: Tide tables

Depth: 10m

Site entry/exit: Follow the path down to the beach and make your way around to the south side of the bay. Enter beside the rocks

Underwater directions: Keep the rocks on your left and follow them around the side of the bay. Return the same way. Shallow site, taking a long time to get any depth. There is an abundance of life on the sides of the rock, kelp forest on top.

Air & Nitrox fills: Jimmy Crooks in Lochinver has a compressor and is happy to fill tanks by prior arrangement Telephone number 01571 844 362

Site Hazards: Wave action on entry/exit

Nearest Public phone None close

Mobile Network service:  Contact me


Other comments: There are toilets beside the carpark and a small shop nearby. The headlands either side of the bay looked interesting with potential for greater depth. Bit of walk to get to the entry point.

Pub: None close to here.

Cafe: None close so take everything you need.

Created by: Nathan Jeffery

Date: 31/1/11

Revision: 1

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Links: None

Surface Photos: Contact me

Underwater Photos: By Nathan Jeffery

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Dive Map: Not required.

Dive Report: 18/11/10 12m+ vis. Took a while to get some depth, but then an abundance of life on the rocks. Velvet swimming crabs, anemone in a variety of different colours, sea squirts. Kelp covered rocks became covered in dead man fingers. in the 6 to 8 m mark, There is a huge number of nudibranch. Dive cut short before we got to the headland due to major drysuit leak.

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