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Sgeir Lag Choan island

Alternative Names: Bonawe Islands

Type of Dive: Sgeir lag Choan is a group of small Islands with a rock boulder slope on the Northside of Loch Etive

Suggested Experience: Experienced sport diver

Travel directions:  Follow the A82 to Crianlarich, then take the A85 to Oban. Before you get to Oban, cross the bridge at Connel, turn right at Ledaig heading along the shore road on the north of Loch Etive to Bonawe. Head along the dirt track road with the blue sign that says Breedon Bonawe quarry, for 1.3 miles

Sgeir Lag Choan island road

Parking directions: There is room for 2-3 cars at the water's edge but be careful of a rising tide.

Lat & Long: 56.455394, -5.198639  Google

Tides: Tide tables

Depth: 25m

Site entry/exit: Enter the water to the south of Sgeir lag Choan and surface swim (15 min swim) 

Sgeir Lag Choan entry/exit

Underwater directions: Drop down at the south of the Islands and head south-east down a steep rock slope with large boulders and drop-offs. The steep rock slope runs NE to SW This area is very good for sponges which seem to cover the rocks.

Air & Nitrox: Puffin divers

Site Hazards: There are old mussel lines here which you could get tangled in and the long surface swim.

Nearest Public phone: None close to here.

Mobile Network service: Contact me

Accommodation: Plenty of good B&Bs around Connel, also plenty of good, quiet midge free wild campsites along this side of the loch. Plenty of wood around for campfires. Scottish Tourist Board, Edinburgh. Tel  0131 332 2433.

Other comments:


Cafe: A couple of good cafes in Benderloch

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Links: None

Created by:  Peter Gunn

Date: 26/2/20

Surface Photos:     John McLuckie

Underwater Photos: Contact me

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Sgeir Lag Choan dive map

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