Alternative Names: None
Type of Dive: Lower Diabaig Pier is an easy shore dive in a bay of Loch Torridon.
Suggested experience: Any
Distance from Inverness: From Inverness take the A835 towards Torridon and Lochcarron. Turn left onto the A832 after Garve stay on this road all the way to Kinlochewe where to turn onto the A896 to Torridon. In Torridon next to the countryside centre building turn right onto a minor road signed Torridon village and Diabaig. This is a fairly long drive over twisty roads which are steep in places. Follow the road down the steep hill to Lower Diabaig harbour. Google map
Parking directions: Park next to the pier looking out over the bay.
Lat & Long: 57.574459, -5.686425 Postcode IV22 2HE Google map
Tides: Tide tables
Site entry/exit: Diving at high tide you only need to scramble down a few feet over the rocks in front of the parking area or use the steps to the left of here onto some shingle and enter the water here.
Underwater directions: Keeping the kelp-covered rocks on your left follow these out and down to a scattered boulder slope that goes down to around 25m, beyond this is is a sandy slope. Amongst the rocks, you will find common/spiny/cushion sea stars. Long clawed squat lobsters and urchins, common prawns and a variety of sea squirts.
Air & Nitrox: 5 Bells diving Dave Black Loch Carron 07812605771 by appointment only
Site Hazards: Occasional boat traffic.
Nearest Public phone: To the right of the pier
Mobile Network service: None but I could get both phone and mobile broadband signals up on the road before you go down to the bay.
Accommodation: Self-catering Torridon youth hostel
Other comments: For amazing food go to Gille Brighde
Cafe: Gille Brighde There is now a small cafe opposite the pier but no other shops of any sort. How long the cafe will last, I don't know. There is not a lot of tourist traffic despite this being an incredibly beautiful area. (August 2014)
Created By: Jane Wilkinson
Date: June 2012
Surface Photos: By Jane Wilkinson
Underwater Photos: Contact me
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