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Whale rock

Alternative Names: None

Type of Dive: Whale rock is a very shallow shore dive good for snorkelling as well.

Suggested experience: Novice upwards

Travel directions:  From Glasgow / Edinburgh:   Approx 3 hours drive. Follow local directions below to Crianlarich. From Edinburgh head North (M9/A84/A85) via Stirling and Callander to Crianlarich. From Glasgow head for Loch Lomond along A82 (turning right at Tarbet) to Crianlarich.From Crianlarich, follow A82 through Glencoe and Ballachulish following signs for Onich / Fort William onto the A830 then left at Lochailort onto the A861 south to Whale rock ( see google map below)

Parking directions: At the big rock on the roadside.

Whale rock parking

Distance from Glasgow: 141 miles  3hrs 10min Google Edinburgh  161 miles 3hrs 50 mins Google 

Lat & Long:  56.838322, -5.806551 Postcode PH38 4NG  Google

Tides: Tide Tables  Tides are not a problem but best dived at or near high tide.

Depth:  5-7m

Site entry/exit: Enter the water at the beach with whale rock on the left.

Whale rock entry/exit

Underwater directions: Keep whale rock on your right shoulder and circumnavigate the rock. Look in all the cracks and gully's as you will have plenty time at this shallow depth.

Air & Nitrox: Puffin divers  5Bells & The underwater centre 

Site Hazards: No major hazards

Nearest Public phone: Glenuig Inn

Mobile Network service: To Follow

Accommodation: Hotel  Self catering

Other comments: This is a shallow site and gives you a long bottom time which is great for training and U/W Photography.

Pub: Glenuig Inn

Cafe: None close to here.

Created By: Robfromfort


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Surface Photos: To Follow

Underwater Photos: Contact me

Dive Map: Not needed here

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