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With miles of coastline, sea lochs bursting with wildlife, unspoilt natural reefs and an abundance of easily accessible shipwrecks, it’s no wonder Argyll and The Isles is a mecca for sport diving enthusiasts.

This part of the west coast has some of the clearest waters in Scotland and is host to spectacular dive sites. In the Firth of Lorn, Scotland's best-kept diving secret, the huge sea cliffs of uninhabited islands plunge into clear oceanic waters. The rocky seabed is richly carpeted with sea anemones, sea fans, sponges and starfish. The Hispania, meanwhile, is one of the most dived wrecks in Scotland. This cargo steamship sank in 1954 in the Sound of Mull, and today the wreck sits in around 30 metres of water and is almost completely carpeted in sealife.

You’ll find hundreds of other drift, shallow, scenic and shore-dive sites, from the Atlantic Pinnacles around the Torran Rocks near Iona to the gullies and walls of the Garvellachs and Grey Rocks. The area’s well-established dive operators and schools can provide instruction at all levels as well as share their first-hand knowledge of dive sites.

  • Oban Divers Shop
  • Puffin Dive Centre
  • Porpoise Diving
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