Known for its oysters and the impossibly picturesque town of Inveraray, Loch Fyne is also home to basking sharks, dolphins, seals and otters. Hire a boat from Quebec Marine Services at Inveraray to experience this spectacular body of water and its surroundings, from the traditional Scottish villages dotted around the shores to the Arrochar Alps in the North.
Loch Fyne is typical of west coast sea loch diving, which generally tends to be silty, peaty water. This is serious boat diving territory, being only a short ride from Stallion Rock and Kenmore Point.
Diving is possible all the year round due to the long and sheltered nature of the loch, which is actually a part of an ancient fault line which carries on into the Scottish Highlands. The shores of the loch on the east are in the most part steep sloping, with a fine mud and sandy substrate; the western shores are more steeply sloping and in many cases there is a vertical cliff at the shore line which drops dramatically to more than 20m.
Species in Loch Fyne include:
Long spined sea scorpion or bullheads.
Male Cuckoo Wrasse
Scallops, Edible crabs.
Basking sharks frequent the lower stretches of the loch from June to August each year
Diving in Loch Fyne:
Loch Fyne is a sea loch, rich with fantastic dive sites. Our team have been based here for over 25 years and have a detailed knowledge of the special sites. Here are a few examples of the best known dive sites however our team can help you visit many more.
The SS Arran 111, well broken up on the seabed, the wreck of the Margaret Niven, The Moonlight - a Clyde Puffer, still largely intact and Lapwing - a wrecked paddle steamer is a fantastic dive with so much to see!
One of the best dives is Kenmore Point, just south of Inveraray. The slope shelves away rapidly and there are scallops, dragonets, large whelks and edible crabs. On the cliff can be found a very rare anemone called Protanthia simplex.
There are few islands in the loch and the most spectacular are located where Loch Fyne narrows near Castle Lachlan. They are called An Oiter (The Shallows); Sgeir an Eirionnaich, which has a shipping buoy on it; Brideagan, which is a small cluster of rocks in shallow water; Eilean Aaghainn, which is the largest of the two main islands, and Eilean Fraoch, which is more a cluster of overlapping volcanic rock rather than an island, but is by far the most spectacular for diving. Collectively they are known as The Minards.
This is an interesting article on diving in Loch Fyne: http://www.divernet.com/uk-diving/p298280-deep-down-loch-fyne.html
Much more information is available by speaking to either Jo Jo or Wullie, who have been providing services including boat hire and dive air refills to divers and other visitors to the loch, for over 25 years. You can drop them a message by clicking here.
Perfectly located on the banks of Loch Fyne at Argyll Caravan Park, Inveraray, we offer quick access to the Loch as well as parking facilities an on-site air compressor for divers as well as all of the facilities of the caravan park i.e. Launderette, Restaurant and Bar and small on-site shop.
Just two miles from the Royal Burgh of Inveraray and in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Quebec Marine Services is located just 60 miles from Glasgow and only 40 miles from Oban.
To find us please set your GPS to postcode PA32 8XT. We are situated with Argyll Caravan Park.
From the South, exit the M74 at junction 4 and follow signs for Glasgow City centre (M8) then head for the Erskine Toll Bridge and join the A82 to Dumbarton and Loch Lomond. At Tarbet, bear left onto the A83 signposted for Campbeltown.
Scottish Citylink provide a regular bus service to Inveraray from Glasgow: Travel time 1hr 40 minutes.
Contact JO JO on 07774832001
Contact WULLIE on 07967410463
FRIDAY 6pm - 8.30pm
SATURDAY 8am - late
SUNDAY 8am - late