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Carnoch bay

Alternative Names:  None

Type of Dive:  Carnoch bay is a Shore/Boat dive on a truly great reef and wall.

Suggested experience: Sport diver.

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. On entering Glencoe you will see Loch Leven on the right, Along this road ½ mile turn left just before the Isles of Glencoe Hotel and first right under the main road to the end. Google

Distance from Glasgow: 93 miles, about 2 hours 10 mins 

Parking directions: Park in the main car park.

Carnoch bay car park

Lat & Long: N56.680916  W-5.137396 Postcode PH49 4HL Google

Tides: Tide tables  Can be dived at any state of the tide if you stay in the bay.

Depth: 50m

Site entry/exit: From the far end of the car park walk along the tree line to the point and its a very easy walk into the water and put on your fins.

Carnoch bay entry/exitCarnoch bay entry/exit

Underwater directions:  The reef can be dived from the shore, but is easier from a boat. Can be awkward to find so easier to locate the reef with a sounder before descending. The wall is easy to find by heading straight out from the entry point. One of the finest dives in the area with amazing topography and an abundance of life.

Air & Nitrox: Puffin divers & The underwater centre

Site Hazards:  Depth and boat traffic

Nearest Public phone: Isles of Glencoe Hotel (100m from dive site) 

Mobile Network service: Most networks work here.

Accommodation: The red squirrel

Other comments: Good dive site when you have a lot of divers as there is nobody to disturb. This is also a good place for a base to dive the sites you can only reach with a Rhib. 

Pub: Isles of Glencoe Hotel(100m from dive site)

Cafe: West Laroch.

Created By: Robfromfort

Date: 20/11/2010

Revision:  2

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Links: None

Surface Photos: Robfromfort.

Underwater Photos: Contact me

Dive Map: The wall is easy to find but need help with the location of the reef.

Carnoch bay dive map

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