Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Shore dive on the west of the Isle of Arran
Suggested Experience: Novice in good conditions.
Travel directions: From Brodick pier head north on the A841 at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B880 and stay on this road until you hit the sea and turn right (north) its 3.9 miles to Imachar dive site.
Parking directions: There is parking for 4 cars in the layby.
Lat & Long: 55.608040, -5.392366 Postcode KA27 8HR Google maps
Tides: Tide tables
Site entry/exit: Its a very easy walk from the layby down the stony beach into the water.
Underwater directions: Boulder rocks then short kelp. Kelp continued 30-40 metres out, then cleared at 5m depth. Sea bed cobbles with large boulders with patches of kelp. The kelp cleared completely, A plateau at 14 m, white cucumbers, large edible crabs, all kinds of starfish, massive 7 armed starfish, many cushion stars, bloody henry stars, scallops. Excellent vis 15m+. slight current, no surge. Clean not silty, hydroids on boulders, nudibranchs, brown cerianthus, Myxocola worms, plumose on boulders. Surprisingly few fish.
Air & Nitrox: Octopus Centre
Nearest Public phone: 3.9 miles south at Machrie
Mobile Network service: Contact me
Other comments: The main ferry crossing all year round is from Ardrossan in Ayrshire to Brodick. Booking is essential (Tel: Brodick +44 (0) l770 302166 or Ardrossan +44 (0) 1294 463470). In the Summer (April - October) a smaller ferry also runs from Lochranza to Kintyre.
Pub: The Lochranza Hotel
Cafe: The sandwich station
Links: None so far
Created by: Jason Gregory
Underwater Photos: By Jason Gregory
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