OBAN 23rd and 24th May 2015  – Catamaran ‘The Urchin’

We are pleased to offer 2 days diving with Puffin Dive Centre off the Catamaran  ‘ The Urchin’   Limited to 12 places

BOAT FEES £100 per person  for 2 days – cannot accept one day only booking

Standing unchallenged as the capital of the North Argyll, the busy town of Oban is informally known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’.

The town itself lies in a crescent occupying the hills surrounding Oban Bay and is a busy town with great accommodation range, cafes and restaurants, and wide selection of activities and day trips. This popular resort is also known as the Seafood Capital of Scotland offering a remarkable number of award-winning restaurants.


Diving out of Oban, Scotland

hermit.jpgThe presence of the nearby Gulf Stream and unpolluted waters of the Firth of Lorne make Oban a mecca for UK diving enthusiasts. There is enough diving here to suit everyone whether pleasant scenic dives, wrecks both shallow and deep, hairy drift dives with tidal flows exceeding 15 knots and deep drop offs. The marine life although small in size is abundant with walls covered in anemones, sea squirts and sponges, lobsters and conger eels lingering in crevices and the occasional visit from common seals.

There is some good shore diving close to Oban itself with the drift round Dunollie Castle being very popular but the more spectacular dives are in the Sound of Mull and off the Garvellachs. In the Sound the wrecks of the Rondo and the Hispania are excellent and the cliff dives at Lochaline and Calve Island being classics.

The Garvellachs are in an area swept by tidal currents that reach their pinnacle in the Corrywreckan the 3rd largest whirlpool in the world which can be heard on the mainland 5 miles away on a good day. Here the dives are down rock faces and pinnacles covered in life often with a current at your back.

Other popular dives include the Breda, a WW2 wreck in Ardmucknish Bay, and the turbulent Falls of Lora at the mouth of Loch Etive – definitely not for the faint hearted.

There are many other sea lochs close to Oban and they are well worth exploring – particularly if the weather is poor as the lochs are usually protected from high winds. Loch Creran (a few miles north of Oban town centre) offers some interesting and varied dive sites. The conditions are generally sheltered and many dive sites are accessible from the shore.


How much is it ?

  • £100.00 for 2 days Boat Dive costs only
  • What does it include ?
  • Up to 4 Dives (2 per day)
  • Refreshments onboard the ‘Urchin’

What doesn’t it include?

  • Transport to and from OBAN
  • Accommodation
  • Evening refreshments –  (evening meal and drinks are not included)
  • Nitrox and/or Air Fills

What Dives will we be doing?

  • Depends on the people on the trip

When do I need to confirm?

  • Please let us know if you would like to go on our trip as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
  • Club members will get priority – if you are not a LGS club member now is your chance to join.
  • 12 spaces available so book early.  Reserve list will be created once we have received 12 confirmed

Letsgoscuba terms and Conditions

  • Minimum dive qualification  is Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Letsgoscuba club member are covered by our club insurance
  • If you are not a Letsgoscuba club member and do not have insurance, we recommend you get insurance (it’s probably cheaper to join as a club member than buy insurance) here’s the form LGS Membership
  • If you cancel your booking, we will try and fill your place from our reserve list, if we cannot fill your place then this trip is non refundable.

What next/ how do I book ?