Seahorse Dive Club


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Diving Stills from Andy Osborne

Diving the Sound of Mull - 2018

Diving Videos from John Orr

Lochaline Dive Centre
Argyll Boat Charters works out of Oban, Tobermory or Lochaline. For this trip we stayed with Callum and Faith at the Lochaline Dive Centre and the associated Bunk House accommodation and O2 Cafe.
Nitrox was not available aboard Sound Diver, so we undertook Nitrox refills with Callum at the end of each day. We found that a Nitrox fill with Callum each evening with an air top up with Loren worked well for single cylinder or twinset divers.
The Bunk House accommodation was basic but clean. Personally I have not stayed in a bunk house before and it reminded me of my youthful YHA days. Without wishing to be critical, there are no wardrobe or cupboard facilities which mandated living out of a bag and personal items strewn on my bunk, but easily liveable. There is an en-suite wet room and toilet with each room. The cost per room was £30.00 P.P.P. night with breakfast an added £6.50 as prepared by Faith each morning, a hearty ensemble of full English or Scottish with ample toast, tea and coffee.
Located on the Morvern Peninsula, the area is a quite remote part of the world, attracting loch, river and sea fishermen, wreck diving enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, ornithologists and walkers and cyclists. Lochaline is connected to the village of Fishnish on the Isle of Mull by ferry boat.
The village has a snack bar adjacent to the ferry slipway, a small grocery shop, post office, restaurant, hotel, social club and marina.

DIVE

LIST

Polish Sausages for dinner ! (Mark Lewis)

18th June morning

Tobermory Wall

18th June afternoon

SS Hispania (1954)

Sound Diver (Mark Lewis)

19th June Morning

SS Shuna (1913)

19th June afternoon

SS Rondo (1936)

 

20th June morning

SS Thesis (1889)

20th June afternoon

SS Breda

 

21st June morning

SS Shuna

21st June afternoon

Pelican

 

22nd June morning

SS Breda

22nd June afternoon

SS Rondo

 

Video of Thesis and more...

Video of the Rondo and more...

As one of our party commented:
I’ve never dived the Mull before, and the Scilly Isles were once my top UK diving destination, but Mull takes poll position now. I’ll be back again for sure.

The Club will run another Mull Expedition in due course...

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