Alternative Names: none
Type of Dive: Shore Dive on a small reef just offshore near Carrick Castle
Suggested Experience: Scuba Diver and higher (suitable for trainees with supervision)
Travel directions: Multiple ways to reach here from Glasgow. We went via Arrochar on the A82, A83 and then down the B839.
Parking directions: Park in the same place as recommended for Carrick Castle (free car pack across from the castle). May be worth dropping equipment near the public toilets first.
Lat & Long: 56.107515, -4.903669 Postcode PA24 8AG Google map
Tides: Tide tables - not heavily effected by tidal current
Depth: 6-9 metres
Site entry/exit: Enter via the beach in front of the public toilets as in the pic below.
Underwater directions: Head straight out perpendicular to the shore. You will find scatterings of larger rocks. Follow them and you will come to the rocky reef. Water gets shallower again as you reach the reef to as little as 5 metres. If you find yourself on mud plains at 12 metres then you have missed the reef.
Site Hazards: The mud here is quite stable to there are very few site hazards that require safety measures beyond safe diving practices. There can be boat traffic but it is not heavy. DSMB is recommended.
Nearest Public phone: Old red box in front of the castle on the road
Mobile Network service: Orange and Vodafone
Accommodation: Lots of options depending on what you are looking for
Other comments: Lots of parking and suitable for all levels so great group site.
Pub: None that I'm aware of
Cafe: The boat shed
Thanks To: James Harman - Freedom Diving
Created by: James Harman
Dive sitemap: John Nicolson
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