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Alternative Names:  Lower Halistra 

Type of Dive: Carnach reef is an OK shore dive on the Isle of Skye.

Suggested experience: Novice in good conditions.

Travel directions: Leaving Glasgow on the M8 cross the Erskin bridge onto the A82 and turn left at Crianlarich staying on the A82. At Tyndrum bear to the right still on the A82 over Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. Cross the bridge and up to Fort William, take the A82 and A87 to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Cross the bridge to Skye and take the A850 and A863 to Dunvegan. Turn north on the B886 north to Carnach 

From Glasgow:   5 Hrs 50 Min's

Parking directions:  On the left before the old building.

Carnach reef car parking

Lat & Long: 57.537954, -6.615422  Google

Site entry/exit: Enter the water beside the old pipe, (See picture below)

Carnach reef entry/exit

Underwater directions: It's a small site you will find everything in 40 Min's

Air & Nitrox: Dive & Sea the Hebrides

Site Hazards: The entry in front of the car park is difficult but closest to the reefs. This dive is best done at high water due to the nature of the reefs. As you enter the water keep the reefs to your left until they stop and come back till they stop and come back to the gap and exit.  

Nearest Public phone: None close to here.

Mobile Network service:  Vodaphone is best on Skye 

Accommodation:  Dive & Sea the Hebrides or  Kinloch Campsite  B+B

Other comments: Its an ok site but compared to the boat dives around here....

Pub: The Stein Inn A really good place to eat and drink

Cafe:  None

Created By: John Nicolson 


Surface Photos: To Follow 

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Dive Map: To follow

Dive Report:   Dive tramp we went in following the cast iron pipe, just on the left-hand side of it there was a deeper crack in the rocks where we could float straight away. a left or right turn at the "mouth" of this crack took us along the rock face but without the same amount of kelp that we encountered nearer the slipway. After mooching about near the rock face and coming back to our entry point we headed straight out for a bit into deeper water and the sandy bottom.

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