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Scuba Diving in Oban Hot

Dive area / region : Oban - See the map Scuba Diving in Oban

Best diving season : June  •  July  •  August  •  September
Recommended number of days to stay : 5 to 7 days
Number of dive sites : 6 to 10 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 0-10C : Drysuit
Average visibility : 6 - 10 meters
Average dives depth : 20 Meters
Type of currents : Medium level currents
Months when these currents are present : N/A
General surface conditions : Medium conditions
Wreck types : Recent world ships  •  Artificial wrecks  •  War ships
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Corals  •  Cuttlefish  •  Jelly fish  •  Moray Eels  •  Nudibranch  •  Octopus  •  Plants  •  Reef Fish  •  Sea urchins  •  Seals - Sea Lion  •  Sponge  •  Star fish  •  Whales
Presence of caves / caverns : No


Suit: A drysuit is highly recommended

Type of diving: Wreck and wall dives


Scotland diving is varied and offers great wreck diving in the world class Scapa Flow. Off the East Coast there are still many wrecks which have not been dived before.


Although Scotland is known for it's wreck diving there are also some superb underwater cliffs, reefs and opportunities for great drift dives. The sea life includes porpoises, dolphins and whales and the West Coast has become the best place to see basking sharks.


The Scottish west coast port of Oban offers some of the best diving in northern Europe around the islands and inlets of the Inner Hebrides. Boasting excellent visibility the area has abundant marine life. Most dive sites are sheltered which makes them suitable for both beginners and intermediate divers. Diving isn’t restricted to wrecks as there are rocky outcrops, such as Calve Island, that serve as interesting wall dives with faulted ledges and overhangs.

In Ullapool you can dive the famous Conservation Cave (also known as Cathedral Cave) and some famous wrecks. The water is generally clear and green and there may be strong currents, particularly after a lot of rain.

If you want something different from the wrecks but a little further afield there is some terrific scenic diving around the Garvellachs.

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